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Timbuktu - World Tourism will discuss about the Timbuktu. Timbuktu is a city in the West African nation of Mali situated 15 kilo meters north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. 
Timbuktu is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. In the past, the area flooded by the river was more extensive and in years with high rainfall, flooding would reach the western outskirts of Timbuktu itself.
Most tourists visit Timbuktu between November and February, when temperatures are lower. In the 1980s, a small amount of accommodation for travelers provided by two small hotels:. Bouctou Hotel and Hotel Azalai Over the next decade the number of tourists increased so that by 2006 there were seven small hotels and guest houses. 
City benefited from the tourist tax revenue from CFA 5000, with sales of crafts and the manpower to guide.
Timbuktu is located on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert 15 km north of the main channel of the River Niger. The town is surrounded by sand dunes and the streets are covered with sand. Port of Kabara is 8 km to the south of the city and is connected to the arm of the river channel 3 km. 
Channel has become silted but in 2007 it was dredged as part of Libyan financed project. Kabara can only function as a port in December to January when the river was in full flood. When the water level is low, the ship docked in Korioumé related to Timbuktu by 18 km of paved road.

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