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absolutely amazing site. Well worth the long trip to visit. spend time up inside the old buildings... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
One of the most exciting places on our planet!

It's been 10 years since our visit there & given the recent unrest one would need to check on... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
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9 Feb 2018
“One of the most exciting places on our planet!”
The 150-kilometer-long sandstone escarpment has served as home to the Dogon people, believed to be one of the oldest surviving African cultures.
Bandiagara plateau, Mopti, Mali
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Reviewed 14 June 2010

Trekking through the Dogon Country was one of the main reasons we wanted to visit Mali. However, once we got to Mopti and met up with the guide that someone recommended to us, we were immediately discouraged by his prices, and nearly opted out of...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

absolutely amazing site. Well worth the long trip to visit. spend time up inside the old buildings and enjoy a marvelous view.

1  Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 10 February 2018

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...More

2  Thank edith h. f
Reviewed 9 December 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.

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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
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