It seems that most countries in West Africa require Japanese nationals to obtain a visa beforehand except Senegal. Therefore, I had to apply for a tourist visa for Mali at the Malian embassy in Dakar.
Here are what I took with me to the Malian embassy for my tourist-visa application.
* my passport (of course!)
* 2 passport-size photos of myself
* XOF10,000 (A 1-month visa costs XOF20,000 as of Dec 2011)
Normally, it takes at least a couple of days to get a tourist visa for Mali, but because I went to the embassy on the 30th of December which was Friday and the last business day for the embassy (and also my birthday), they gave me a visa on the same day. Lucky me!
Please note that they accept visa-applications only in the morning on weekdays.
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