Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)

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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)

Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)
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The 150-kilometer-long sandstone escarpment has served as home to the Dogon people, believed to be one of the oldest surviving African cultures.
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michael c
Ahus, Sweden1,017 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2018 • Friends
absolutely amazing site. Well worth the long trip to visit. spend time up inside the old buildings and enjoy a marvelous view.
Written 5 March 2018
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edith h. f
4 contributions
One of the most exciting places on our planet!
Mar 2017
It's been 10 years since our visit there & given the recent unrest one would need to check on personal safety issues before planning a trip there! But--assuming safety/stability in the region it's an incredibly exciting & beautiful region.The cliffs themselves are extraordinarily dramatic--and contain numerous sites of impossible-to-imagine habitation within the cliffs dating to the Middle Ages! Now one can hike to the base quite safely with the help of local guides, visit very small villages on the cliff margins, admire the men's houses which require extreme stooping to enter--a gesture of required humility. People greet each other in elaborate almost tuneful patterns. Local guides are very friendly, helpful; simple food, lodging are provided.MY TRAVEL THERE WAS 2008.(The date of March 2017 isn't correct but wouldn't erase! I doubt whether anyone has travelled there during the dates you give because of the extreme danger posed by guerrillas; my understanding is that travel stopped a few yrs ago.
Written 9 February 2018
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MiaFlys
New York City, NY12 contributions
Incredible experience
Mar 2017
Rent a guide with a motorbike from Mopti and spend 2 days out here. You can do it in one day but it would be a lot of riding. Learn about The theory of Dogon Creation while seeing this beautiful part of the country.
Written 9 December 2017
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Douglas I
Conway, AR70 contributions
Beyond Belief
May 2017
You need to add this to your bucket list. It is an oasis in a desert having an exotic, almost fantasy aura. Seeing the sacred crocs and feeding them is something you will never forget. Get there before the US tourists turn it into Wally*World.
Written 6 September 2017
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Janev_Australia
Sydney, Australia746 contributions
Amazingly beautiful area with a real sense of human history
Jul 2016 • Friends
I went for a day trek along the Biandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) with Ibrahim and Monique of Papillion Reizen tours in May 2016. Yes, this area of Mali is safe!!! This was during the wet season, so the landscape was sensationally green. We climbed up to see the old Tellum houses and granaries- they are one of the wonders of the world and something out of 'National Geographic'. The villages along the way were very welcoming. I bought some beautiful indigo fabric and gourd souvenirs at one of the villages. Because of the travel warnings (which, in reality, should apply just to the north of Mali) tourists are not coming to Mali anymore. This is causing great financial distress for a lot of Malian people, A terrible shame. Mali is an amazing country in terms of the incredible natural and human sights, the nature, the different and fascinating cultures and the welcoming people. (Note: Do not photograph people in this area - they really do not like being photographed).
Written 20 September 2016
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8maggie
Tokyo, Japan48 contributions
A wonderful hiking adventure
Oct 2015 • Friends
Hiked Dogon Country with three friends while I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. One of the best, most memorable vacations I've ever taken. Absolutely beautiful, unique landscapes, easy to hike. Very peaceful and placid - rarely ran into other travelers. A good athletic workout but not too taxing. Guide is an absolute must. Authentic to the region but still comfortable for western travelers. Might not be as comfortable for those unaccustomed to non-urban areas of Mali.
Written 9 September 2016
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Petr K
Moscow, Russia11 contributions
Plato Dogon
Mar 2015
This is a fantastic place. There is felt the presence of civilization, as old as Egypt. There are living lovely people with a great sense of dignity.
Written 27 December 2015
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Tiago P
Lisbon, Portugal123 contributions
Mali - Dogon Country
Feb 2015 • Solo
Dogon Country is the best hidden treasure of west Africa. A life time experience and place you will never forget.
With the exception of Timbuktu, I travelled all Mali (Fev 2015) alone, without car, and i had no problem at all. Completly safe, very kind people!
Written 28 August 2015
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Betty A
Toronto, Canada148 contributions
This location is a hidden jewel
Feb 2015 • Business
Traveled in this location for work and it was without any doubt the icing on my cake!! I took pictures and I sent them to my geologist friend who provided comments, and also learned about the difficult situation where many communities live and their story, Priceless experience
Written 3 March 2015
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Sue A
Gresham, OR10 contributions
step back in time
Jan 2015 • Friends
Just happened to be there for New Years Eve 2014 and the whole village turned out to dance the night away. People came from the surrounding villages and this didn't seem like something staged for tourists but a local celebration. It felt like we were part of a family reunion. Loved it!
Written 3 February 2015
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