Hotel Laico L'Amitié

Hotel Laico L’Amitié is located in the city center, near to a number of attractions: market, the Craftsmen House and the National Museum of Mali. Contemporary in style, the hotel offers restaurants, bars and a nightclub for your entertainment. For the sporty they have a fitness center, tennis courts and outdoor pool. Perfect for business, they offer 6 meeting rooms and a ballroom that can host up to 600 with catering from their gourmet restaurant.

Avenue De La Marne, Bamako, Mali
+223 20 21 43


How do I get a Malian visa?

Visas are required for travel to Mali by citizens of all countries EXCEPT nationals of ECOWAS member countries as well as citizens of Algeria, Cameroon, Andorra, Monaco, Chad, Morocco and Mauritania.

You must obtain a visa to Mali before you travel

To obtain a visa for Mali, you need to determine if there is a Malian Embassy or Consulate in the country where you reside. If there is a Malian representation in your country, then you should apply for a visa there. It takes about five working days for your visa to be processed. Please do not go or send your application to the embassy or consulate before you have received your invitation letter from the organisers.

In order to obtain your visa, you would normally be required to send the following documents to your Malian embassy or consulate:

  • A valid Passport (ie with a validity of more than six months)
  • Two (2) recent passport size ID photographs
  • Two (2) completed application forms ( to be obtained from the Embassy / Consulate)
  • A copy of the invitation letter sent by the event organisers
  • The appropriate fee ranging from 28 euros in France to US$100 in the United States

There are Malian representations located in the following countries at present:

  • Algeria
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • Angola
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Belgium
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cote D’Ivoire

  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • United States
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea Conakry
  • Iran
  • Italy

  • Japan
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • Senegal
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia

For further details on their exact locations please look at website of the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


How do I get to Bamako?  

International airlines that fly to Bamako include: Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Kenyan Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Tunisair, Air Algerie, Air Burkina, Asky, Aigle Azur, Mauritania Airlines and Air Ivoire.

Your arrival in Bamako: Airport transfers

As a participant airport pick up on arrival and drop off on your return journey is included in your delegate package. However in order for us to do this, please can you inform us of your arrival / departure time and flight numbers.

Please also inform us of where you are staying so that we can take you to your hotel directly. If we do not receive this information then we cannot guarantee your collection at the airport.


Shuttle bus service

We will be providing a shuttle bus service during the event to take you to the Centre International de Conférence de Bamako and any other activities that are connected with the event. Please check your hotel for the latest timetable information when you arrive.

General Information About Mali


POPULATION: 15.4 million
AREA: 1.25 million sq km (482,077 sq miles)
MAJOR LANGUAGES: French, Bambara, Berber, Arabic
RELIGIONS: Islam, Indegenous beliefs
CURRENCY: CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc