Dogon Country

Dogon Country, photo by Kirua
Dogon Country (photo by Kirua)
 

Dogon Country is a region of south-central Mali known for its villages embedded in cliffs, and for its distinctive Dogon culture.

These cliffs rise as high as 1,600 ft (500 m) and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The major travel hub is Bandiagara, and from there visitors trek to smaller villages.

Dogon Country include both villages easier to access along the plains and more dramatic and difficult-to-reach villages along the Bandiagara Escarpment.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Motel Sevare

Motel Sevare

Offering a restaurant, Motel Sevare is located in Mopti. Each room here will provide you with a balcony and a patio. Featuring a bath, shared bathroom also comes with a shower. The property offers free parking. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$33

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Hôtel Doux Rêves - Koydol Seyo

Hôtel Doux Rêves - Koydol Seyo

Hôtel Doux Rêves - Koydol Seyo is located in Mopti just 1 km away from the city centre and just next to the Barema Bocoum Stadium. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a fan and air-conditioning in your room. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$39

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Hôtel Kanaga

Hôtel Kanaga

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a year-round outdoor pool, Hôtel Kanaga offers pet-friendly accommodation in Mopti. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

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Highlights:

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Combination
Unique Cultures

Dogon Culture

The Dogon people have been living in this area for 1,000 years following their refusal to forcefully convert to Islam. This then led to the development of their own religion, culture, and language. The difficulty reaching the steep cliffside villages is what allowed the Dogons to protect themselves from potentially hostile neighbors. Today, the vast majority of the population lives in the plains below the escarpment in more recently constructed villages. Nevertheless, the old homes remain, are taken care of, and in excellent shape. It is easy to arrange visits locally in Bandiagara.
Natural
Lowland Mountains

Bandiagara Escarpment

The Land of the Dogons is a vast cultural landscape covering 400,000 ha and includes 289 villages scattered between the three natural regions: sandstone plateau, escarpment, plains (more than two-thirds of the listed perimeter are covered by plateau and cliffs). The Bandiagara Escarpment and its rocky scree constitute a unique natural area with a diversity of geological features -- plateaus, cliffs caves, dunes and rock shelters.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Deserts
Hiking and Trekking
Caves

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