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This landlocked West African country is one of the poorest in the world, with some of the heaviest debt, and takes a lot of foreign aid. Despite this, for the first decade of the 21st century, it was a model of democracy in a country that isn’t known for political stability. Civilian rule has taken over again but, despite being self-sufficient in terms of food, it still suffers with extreme poverty. Agriculture employs almost three-quarters of the population in the country and major goods include cotton, rice, sorghum and livestock. Fishing is also a large industry but it is gold mining that brings in the most money, as well as investments. Finding a cheap courier to Mali is becoming a popular search and there is also the potential for it to welcome thousands of tourists. A huge country with a wondrous desert landscape, it would dazzle visitors and the vibrant cities are worthy of making the 2,353 mile trip from the UK.
The capital of Bamako is also the largest city in Mali and has around 10% of the country’s more than 15 million inhabitants living there. None of the other cities are anywhere near as large but notable towns include Sikasso, Mopti, Koutiala, Ségou, Gao and Kayes. Delivery services in Mali don’t use postcodes and the transport infrastructure is poor. Despite this, you can still get cost-effective and timely delivery to the country. The railway goes from the Koulikoro river port to Dakar, Senou International Airport in the capital is the main hub for things coming into the country and the thousands of miles of highways may not be the easiest to navigate but they do connect Mali.
Prices tend to be similar when it comes to sending parcels to African countries and courier costs to Mali are no different. The cheapest option comes in the form of the MPD International Drop-Off, and with this you get a 3-5 day service with a local Hermes drop off for as little as £29.63 including VAT. If you’re looking to send a parcel to Mali quicker then the 2-day service, with UPS collection, of MPD International Export from £36.82 including VAT may be your best option. For this service the maximum length is 150cm and maximum weight of 30kg. Both come with features like £15 inclusive cover, notification emails and SMS alerts. [Prices correct as of 03/09/2015]