Kayes

Overview

Introduction

Administrative capital of the scenic western part of Mali, this town on the Senegal River is a regional trading center. Kayes' three markets offer a variety of goods from Tuareg, Fulani and Moorish traders. The downside is that Kayes is Africa's hottest town, with blistering temperatures of 120 F/49 C and up (March-May) in the shade. If you're traveling between Bamako and Kayes, we recommend that you take the train, if available—the road is in such terrible shape that it is next to impossible to reach the town by vehicle. Train service has been spotty of late, however, and you should beware of thieves. Keep your belongings with you at all times on the train.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  


  Copyright ©2019 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
  
 
  Your Travel Specialist
 
  Harmon Travel
208-388-3000
Email: vacations@harmontravel.com

1529 W. Washington Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
www.harmontravel.com
 
 
  CA-2017172-40