Mali

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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."

Our Community of Expats in Mali Welcomes You!

Salut! Welcome to InterNations Mali! While planning a move to Mali is an exciting endeavor, it can also be a time of anxiety for many, with concerns such as “how do I find a home in Timbuktu?”, “which school can I send my children to?”, or “what kind of permits and visas do I need in order to work in Bamako?” at the forefront of your mind. At InterNations, we connect you with other Mali expats who are able to provide answers to these questions and any others you might have, so you are able to fully embrace life in Mali, from sampling delicious poulet yassa, to witnessing the annual Dewgal (the crossing of the cattle) at Diafarabé.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Netherlands or Kuwait.

Join Our Exciting Events in Mali

Attend our monthly events and activities for Mali expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Mali Expat Guides

  • Moving to Mali

    Mali experienced rapid economic growth after the 1991 coup ended a long dictatorship and started a transition towards democracy. Nevertheless, Mali is a nation of unrest, and gaining a little understanding the conflicts that exist within the nation is important for any expat planning a move to Mali.
  • Living in Mali

    Located in West Africa is the French-speaking nation of Mali, a country replete with unforgiving regions of desert, natural beauty and wonders of the human world for expats living in Mali to discover. Its capital Bamako is a vibrant urban landscape, alive with the sounds of Ngoni and Kora musicians.
  • Working in Mali

    With Mali is still among the poorest nations in the world and as such, an understanding of the country’s diverse economy is essential for expats planning on conducting business. In this guide, we give you a first economic overview as well as introduce you to work permit and income taxation regulations.

Exchange Tips about living in Mali

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Mali expat forums.

Embracing Your Expat Life in Mali

Mali is a country with rich history, home to some of the oldest mosques in West Africa. The cliff-clinging architecture of Dogon country is a sight quite unlike any other, and, for many, the sheer ethnic diversity of Mali is enough to draw crowds of adventure hungry travelers and expats alike. Expatriates are also drawn by the potential growth in the agricultural sector of the economy, and there is continuing urban development in both Timbuktu and Bamako that also inspires interest. Whatever your reason for moving to Mali, we’re sure the country will offer you a deeply fulfilling and adventurous new life.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Thailand or Japan, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Make Friends and Build Your Expat Network before You Arrive in Mali

It is hugely important to expats that they are able to access a support network when they move abroad, be it to Mali or elsewhere. Our community provides advice and support on any issue, from healthcare and medical issues to suggestions on where to find the best food in Bamako. InterNations also help you build up a social network offline, face to face. Via InterNations, our expats organize groups and events that are a great opportunity to introduce yourself to other Mali expats. You are also welcome to start your own group, which is a great way to continue practicing your hobbies and make friends in the process.

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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