Flights to Bamako

How to Find Cheap Flights to Bamako

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As with any international flight, you should plan to book flights to Bamako at least two months in advance. If you're planning a tropical getaway during the busy summer season, you may want to book even earlier to get a good rate.

Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.

There are no direct flights from the U.K. to Bamako-Senou International Airport (BKO). Cheap flights to Bamako from the U.K. generally route through other European cities. In general, you can book a trip with minimal layovers from Heathrow Airport (LHR), Manchester Airport (MAN) or Birmingham Airport (BHX).

Airlines That Fly to Bamako From the U.K.

Many international and regional airlines offer regular flights to Bamako, such as Kenya Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.


Bamako-Senou International Airport is the largest airport in Mali, located approximately 10 miles south of the city. The airport has a single terminal with separate arrival and departure gates. Buses and a regular shuttle offer quick access to the city centre. Taxi service is available outside the main gate, and there are rental cars available on-site.

When to Go

Flights to Bamako, Mali, are nearly twice as expensive in the summer months of July and August and cheapest in the winter months. November is an especially good time to visit Mali with the Bamako Dance Festival and other local celebrations scheduled during this time.

What’s the Weather Like?

Bamako has a tropical climate that is hot year-round with little variation in temperature. The temperature drops from an average of 33 °C only slightly in the winter. Summer sees more humidity and rainfall while winter weather tends to be relatively dry and sunny.

City Guide: What to See and Do

However long your stay is, Bamako has much to offer in scenery, nightlife and history. On the banks of the Niger River and in the southwest corner of Mali, this city offers guests a unique perspective into the heart of Western Africa. To get a feel for the natural history of Mali, try the National Park of Mali. This urban park preserves natural forest land and includes ample bicycle and pedestrian trails. Within walking distance, other major city sites include the National Museum of Mali and the Presidential Palace Complex.

If you are wondering what to eat while in town, Mali offers a broad range of food options. If you want to eat cheap and sample new things, try locally sourced cuisine like mutton or chicken in peanut sauce. The lingering French influence in Mali can be seen in the number of high-end French restaurants.

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