We had a 10 day tour of Mali organized by Monique and Ibrahim who own Papillon Reizen. We simply can't speak highly enough about it. It was well organized, immediate solutions were found even when the unexpected happened and we felt safe at all times. Their attention to detail like food safety and water was exemplary. As to our physical safety, at no time during the trip did we feel at all threatened.
Ibrahim was a fantastic guide who enabled us to see the real Mali through a locals eyes. He brought to life the history and legends of the land, something only a great communicator with deep spiritual understanding and knowledge can do.
Mali is probably the most special place we have ever visited, yes, at times it was rough and the only stars we saw, regards accommodation, were in the sky. It is a country of great natural beauty, a chance to step back in time and see life as it was hundreds of years ago.