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MALI, the jewel of West Africa — visit Djenne, Mopti, Dogon country, Timbuktu and Bamako

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Places to Visit :

– Fascinating Dogon country, with its stone houses and granaries clinging to sheer cliff walls
Mopti, Mali's trade center and cultural 'melting pot'
Djenne, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites
– Legendary Timbuktu, gateway to the Sahara Desert
– Bamako, Mali's dynamic capital city
– Mande country and its traditional gold mines
– Segou, former French colonial capital
– the Hand of Fatima, natural rock formation in the Hombori Mountains
– Djenne Jeno archeological site
– Lake Debo of the inland Niger River Delta

Things to do :

– hiking the Bandiagara escarpment
– sailing the Niger River
– witness a traditional divination ceremony in a Dogon village
– visit the Hogon, traditional leader of the Dogon people, in his mountain sanctuary
– track elephants in the Douentza Reserve
– explore the sacred grotto of Misiri Koro
– visit traditional pottery makers
– attend a colorful local festival: the Festival in the Desert or the Festival on the Niger

Sights to see :

– traditional mask dances in Dogon villages
– colorful local markets
– Tuareg silversmiths at work
– traditional weavers and dyers of mudcloth (bogolan)
– Bozo fishermen, masters of the Niger
– Djenne's Great Mosque, the world's largest mud-brick architecture
– hippos in the Niger River
– Takamba, traditional Tuareg dance
– nomadic Fulani cattle herders
– ancient Tellem cave dwellings

SAGA TOURS – travel with the local experts in Mali and West Africa.