Mali, located in West Africa is a landlocked country popular for its prehistoric sites and desert lands. It is not one of the most famous countries in the world, but there’s still a lot of natural beauty in it. Especially considering it hasn’t been raided by mass tourism yet, so big parts of it still remain virgin. If you’re planning a trip in Africa, Mali should definitely be on your list. These are some of the other highlights that make Mali famous. Mali is the 24th largest country in the world and eight largest in Africa. The country is twice the size of Texas from the United States. So much to explore and so much to see, it’s like an untouched treasure waiting for travelers. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!