Niger Cruising

Niger Cruising, photo by Ferdinand Reus
Niger Cruising (photo by Ferdinand Reus)
 

The Niger River dominates much of western Africa, including Mali. Boat tours, including in the local pinasse, are a popular way to explore the river.

The river port and travel hub of Mopti, in south-central Mali, as a good place to tour. Shorter boat trips can be arranged to nearby indigenous Bozo villages, while longer multi-day trips can be arranged to Timbuktu and other destinations.

Mopti’s harbor if filled with life and worth visiting even if not boat touring.

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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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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 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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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 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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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 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
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 6 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 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$39

$39-
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 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

$106-

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Combination
Boat Tours
The Niger River has boat trips that typically start in Mopti and continue to Timbuktu, although other itineraries are possible. One rides in a local boat (called a pinasse) past Bozo villages along the way. Mopti is one of the main ports in Mali, with a harbor is bustling with life. Also worth a visit is the market near the mosque in the old section of town.
Natural
Scenic Waterways
The Niger River is the principal river of western Africa, extending about 4,180 km (2,600 mi). Its source is in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea. It runs in a crescent through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and then through Nigeria, discharging through a massive delta, known as the Niger Delta, into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The Niger River is a relatively "clear" river, carrying only a tenth as much sediment as the Nile because the Niger's headwaters lie in ancient rocks that provide little silt.
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