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Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)

Bandiagara plateau, Mopti, Mali
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Incredible experience

Rent a guide with a motorbike from Mopti and spend 2 days out here. You can do it in one day but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York City, New York
Beyond Belief

You need to add this to your bucket list. It is an oasis in a desert having an exotic, almost... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Douglas I
Conway, Arkansas
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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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Bandiagara plateau, Mopti, Mali
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 6 September 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.

1  Thank Douglas I
Reviewed 20 September 2016

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...More

2  Thank Janev_Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank 8maggie
Reviewed 27 December 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.

1  Thank Petr K
Reviewed 28 August 2015

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...More

3  Thank TiagoPinho
Reviewed 3 March 2015

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,...More

Thank Betty A
Reviewed 3 February 2015

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...More

1  Thank Sue A
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Marvellous landscape, fantastic culture, and a hidden story of extinct people living high up in a cliff (yes, inside!)

2  Thank Sam120474
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Loved trekking in the Dogon Country - beautiful sites, friendly locals, and fascinating architecture. Some tips: bring a wee bit of your own food, just in case you're not a fan of what the locals are eating. Also, this is one trip where you definitely...More

1  Thank CorconianInGlasgow
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