I am planning a trip to Mali in March with Saga tours. I was juyst wondering for those that have travelled Mali what the safety factor is. I know this topic gets a lot of play on these formums so please escuse this repeat question. I am not planning on traveling northern Mali beyond Tim and Gao and I understand the risks of overland travel there.
For those that have travelled there, how was your feeling of safety while there? Would you recommend travel there, etc.