Coming to Bamako
Bamako is the capital of Mali; it is a young and dynamic city where traditional meets modern and both mix. Located in the south of the country, Bamako has a vibrant and charming art scene where big names meet on a regular basis. It is crossed by the river Niger, has a significant river port and as such is Mali’s economic lung. The Fidic-Gama 2018 in Mali will take place in a modern hotel in the heart of the city, not far from the peaceful banks of its river: the Laico l’Amitié.
Many airlines offer daily flights, directly or with a stopover, from Europe, the Middle East and other continents. Non-exhaustive list of airlines:Kenya Airways, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Aigle Azur, Air Cote d’Ivoire, etc. Bamako-Sénou international airport is located 15 km from the town center, or 20 minutes by road.
An entry and visitor visa for Mali is required for all citizens of countries that are not members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). We encourage Conference attendees who require a visa to enter Mali to take the necessary steps by contacting Mali’s diplomatic and consular missions in their country of origin in order to obtain an entry visa.
The Organising Committee will provide an official letter to the authorities at the airport of departure, which will allow the bearer of that letter to board their flight. Upon your arrival at Bamako, the Republic’s protocol officers will deal with all of the necessary administrative formalities regarding the visa.