Bamako

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Matthew Brown

"As a development aid worker I am mostly busy near Timbouctou and Gao. InterNations helped me to exchange ideas with other development agencies."

Rikke Johansen

"A friend recommended InterNations for my relocation to Mali. Glad I joined -- settling in Bamako was much easier with the help of fellow expats."

Make the most of living and working in Bamako

Expat living in Bamako raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Malian authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhich fresh fruit and vegetables are easily available in local shops and stalls?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend business associations in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Bamako takes a lot of time. Our Bamako expat guide is there to make your relocation to Bamako as easy as possible. Starting with housing and household to information about local organisations & companies, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Bamako.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Bamako. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Washington, D.C. to living in Abu Dhabi.

Top Articles in the Bamako Expat Guide

  • Moving to Bamako

    No matter where you're coming from, moving to Bamako will be a culture shock. The city is hot and humid; poor but busy; and diverse but traditional. Expats who move to Bamako will either love it or hate it, but give it a chance and it will stay in your heart forever. Find out more with the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Living in Bamako

    Bamako is full of surprises, from its rich cultural heritage to the colorful clothing and multi-colored woven rugs. It is a poor city, but rich in character and there is a solid network of expats already living in Bamako. Find out more with the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Working in Bamako

    Mali is in general a poor country and Bamako does not have a very strong economy making it hard for expats to find a job in Bamako. There are some tricks, however, to successfully entering the local job market and to make the most of it. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information!

Information on the Expat Life in Bamako

Are you looking specifically for foreign-media news agents in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Mali? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Bamako provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Bamako. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Bamako expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Bamako and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Salut among our expats living and working in Bamako.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Bamako? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Paris or living in Dubai!

Matthew Brown

"As a development aid worker I am mostly busy near Timbouctou and Gao. InterNations helped me to exchange ideas with other development agencies."

Rikke Johansen

"A friend recommended InterNations for my relocation to Mali. Glad I joined -- settling in Bamako was much easier with the help of fellow expats."

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