Mali

Infrastructure

ELECTRICITY

Electricity in Mali is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Mali with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.

Outlets in Mali generally accept 1 type of plug:

Two round pins. If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

CURRENCY

The official currency in Mali is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), which is divided into 100 centimes. The CFA franc is tied to the Euro.

BANKING

Banking hours are from Monday to Thursday: 08h00-12h00 and 13h30-15h00 and Friday: 08h00-12h30. Banks are not open over weekends.

CREDIT CARDS AND TRAVEL CASH CARDS

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks in Bamako. EUROS are the easiest to exchange. Banks are closed on weekends. ATMs are only available in Bamako and only accept Visa cards. Major credit cards, usually Visa, are accepted in some hotels and restaurants in the capital, but credit cards in general are not widely used in Mali. The best option is to travel with EUROS CASH