Timbuktu - Travel and Tourism
The mystical city of Timbuktu: most people have heard this strange name, yet few could actually place it on a map.
This famous institute for higher Islamic learning is home to 15,000 books and manuscripts, the oldest of which dates back to 1241.
Though Mali is, by many standards, hot all year round, it does have three seasons.
Most foreigners visiting Mali need a visa, and all need proof of yellow fever vaccination.
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The U.S. Department of State’s consular website often has travel warnings concerning northern Mali and areas surrounding Timbuktu.
Timbuktu is located eight miles north of the Niger River, sitting on the edge of the Sahara desert.