The Enlarge of Mali

Trip description

Especially adapted for the first time in Mali, this circuit brings together the main strengths of the destination. Time established in Dogon country is indicative, however, and depends on the rhythm of each...It is advisable to learn before you leave on the level of security of the areas visited. Indeed, some may present risks.

Day 1 : Arrival in Bamako

Stroll through the heart of the districts to gently dive into local entertainment. Night in Bamako.

Day 2 : Departure for Ségou

A city renowned for its neo-Sudanese colonial architecture; it is here that the most beautiful pottery in Mali is made. We will take advantage of this stopover to visit the pottery market and the banks of the Niger.

Day 3 : Malian Venice

Departure in the morning for Mopti. Take a lunch break in San, the capital of Bobo. Arrival in Mopti (or Sévaré) scheduled for late afternoon, a privileged time to find a room and take your bearings.

Day 4 : On the way to Dogon country

Mandatory stop in Songho, a superb village 15 km from Bandiagara. You can admire a toguna (palaver hut), attics and surprising rock paintings. You will then head towards Begnemato, where you will spend the night.

Day 5 : Hiking on the cliffs

 Walk to the village of Dourou, then descent the cliff late in the afternoon. Night in Nombori.

Day 6 : Heading for Tiréli

Continuation of the walking tour to the village of Tiréli, famous for its mask outings. Night in Tiréli.

Day 7 : Landscapes of orange lands

Visit of the Camans in Amani and departure for Iréli, a beautiful village hung on the cliff wall. The opportunity to seize the entire grip of Dogon cosmogony. Night in Iréli.

Day 8 : Towards the Niger River

Climbing the cliff at Banani and arriving in Sangha (1 hour/1 hour 30 minutes). Return to Mopti scheduled for early afternoon. Canoe trip (2 hours) on the confluence of the Bani and Niger rivers, to discover the Bozo and Tuareg campsites. Night in Mopti.

Day 9 : Departure for Djenné

Visit of the mosque and the superb Sudano-Moroccan style multi-storey houses. If you have time, take a trip to the village of Senossa in the vicinity of the city.

Day 10 : Return to Bamako

In the evening, take a look at one of the many maquis in the city.

Day 11 : Visit to Bamako

In particular, visit the recently renovated National Museum. Take advantage of this day to make your last purchases at the craft market.

© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette

Mali Vacation ideas

Tombuktu the mythical

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Just as inescapable as the Dogon Country, the city of the 333 saints is a landlocked city, difficult to access and strongly discouraged by the authorities. The best way to get there is to take home flights or rent a 4 x 4 from Mopti. Air departures are almost regular. But since you are never at the end of its surprises, it is strongly recommended to consult the schedules beforehand. If the Bamako-Timbuctou flight is delayed (or deleted), you should take the following route accordingly. This circuit is established on a basic basis, i. e. without the incidents that may occur in this type of route. Maybe set one or two days of beating.

Southern Mali

Mali

Mopti, the Dogon country and Timbuktu are obviously the most famous sites in Mali, but the South also has its share of wonders in store for you. Less known, it is nevertheless the greenest part of the country with the region of Sikasso which hosts most of the market gardening and especially cotton, the Bobo region around Koutiala and Yorosso where masks regularly come out during traditional festivals, but also the magnificent lake of Sélingué on the edge of which we still find traces of ancestral wars. The south of the country also has many traditional gold panner sites, the oldest of which is located near the Ivorian border, a few kilometres from Kadiolo.Before leaving, find out about the level of security in the area, as some areas may be a risk

The Enlarge of Mali

Mali

Especially adapted for the first time in Mali, this circuit brings together the main strengths of the destination. Time established in Dogon country is indicative, however, and depends on the rhythm of each...It is advisable to learn before you leave on the level of security of the areas visited. Indeed, some may present risks.

Tombuktu the mythical

Mali

Just as inescapable as the Dogon Country, the city of the 333 saints is a landlocked city, difficult to access and strongly discouraged by the authorities. The best way to get there is to take home flights or rent a 4 x 4 from Mopti. Air departures are almost regular. But since you are never at the end of its surprises, it is strongly recommended to consult the schedules beforehand. If the Bamako-Timbuctou flight is delayed (or deleted), you should take the following route accordingly. This circuit is established on a basic basis, i. e. without the incidents that may occur in this type of route. Maybe set one or two days of beating.

Southern Mali

Mali

Mopti, the Dogon country and Timbuktu are obviously the most famous sites in Mali, but the South also has its share of wonders in store for you. Less known, it is nevertheless the greenest part of the country with the region of Sikasso which hosts most of the market gardening and especially cotton, the Bobo region around Koutiala and Yorosso where masks regularly come out during traditional festivals, but also the magnificent lake of Sélingué on the edge of which we still find traces of ancestral wars. The south of the country also has many traditional gold panner sites, the oldest of which is located near the Ivorian border, a few kilometres from Kadiolo.Before leaving, find out about the level of security in the area, as some areas may be a risk

The Enlarge of Mali

Mali

Especially adapted for the first time in Mali, this circuit brings together the main strengths of the destination. Time established in Dogon country is indicative, however, and depends on the rhythm of each...It is advisable to learn before you leave on the level of security of the areas visited. Indeed, some may present risks.

Tombuktu the mythical

Mali

Just as inescapable as the Dogon Country, the city of the 333 saints is a landlocked city, difficult to access and strongly discouraged by the authorities. The best way to get there is to take home flights or rent a 4 x 4 from Mopti. Air departures are almost regular. But since you are never at the end of its surprises, it is strongly recommended to consult the schedules beforehand. If the Bamako-Timbuctou flight is delayed (or deleted), you should take the following route accordingly. This circuit is established on a basic basis, i. e. without the incidents that may occur in this type of route. Maybe set one or two days of beating.

Southern Mali

Mali

Mopti, the Dogon country and Timbuktu are obviously the most famous sites in Mali, but the South also has its share of wonders in store for you. Less known, it is nevertheless the greenest part of the country with the region of Sikasso which hosts most of the market gardening and especially cotton, the Bobo region around Koutiala and Yorosso where masks regularly come out during traditional festivals, but also the magnificent lake of Sélingué on the edge of which we still find traces of ancestral wars. The south of the country also has many traditional gold panner sites, the oldest of which is located near the Ivorian border, a few kilometres from Kadiolo.Before leaving, find out about the level of security in the area, as some areas may be a risk

The Enlarge of Mali

Mali

Especially adapted for the first time in Mali, this circuit brings together the main strengths of the destination. Time established in Dogon country is indicative, however, and depends on the rhythm of each...It is advisable to learn before you leave on the level of security of the areas visited. Indeed, some may present risks.