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flight path from Johannesburg to Bamako, Mali

Try La Venise Malienne, which is close to the Bamako-Senou International Airport.

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Krystina flew via Ethiopia and Togo landing in Bamako. "In Mali, we found not only mud homes, but ones that were multi-storied creating an ancient town of varying building heights." Her adventures included: "Bush taxis almost every day, a car accident with a visit to PCMO (Peace Corps Medical Officer) Burkina, five-hour long hikes beneath the beating African sun, worm and rash outbreaks, monkey attacks, and a brief runaway stint from the Togolese border are just the realities of backpacking West Africa. Luckily, we’ve mastered the fine art of negotiation; I saved us from paying 5.000CFA in Mopti, Mali for a “mandatory” visa extension fee and let’s just say that Lindsey Dattels has a future immigration officer husband waiting for her in the Contonou airport who allowed us to board the plane back to Cameroon."

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Bamako

You're here because you want a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Bamako (Mali). The bad news is that you're not spoilt for choices. Interair offers the only direct flights. Use the flight price comparison tool to compare the prices of airlines flying 1-stop and 2-stop from JNB to BKO.

Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Bamako


Ethiopian Airways

Johannesburg (JNB) to Bamako (BKO)

1-stop (18 hours)
Addis Ababa (ADD)

Interair South Africa

Johannesburg (JNB) to Bamako (BKO)

non-stop (11 hours)

Kenya Airways

Johannesburg (JNB) to Bamako (BKO)

1-stop (14 hours)
Nairobi (NBO)


Johannesburg (JNB) to Bamako (BKO)

1-stop (17 hours)
Dakar (DKR)

It's 5801km from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Bamako Sénou Intlernational Airport, as the crow flies; taking you over South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, the Atlantic Ocean, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Mali.

Things to do

Go see the Grand Mosque, Djenne, the largest mud Mosque in the world.

Grand Mosque in Mali

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