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Address: Bandiagara plateau, Mopti, Mali
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The 150-kilometer-long sandstone escarpment has served as home to the Dogon...

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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Amazingly beautiful area with a real sense of human history

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... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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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 to see the old Tellum houses and granaries- they are one of the wonders of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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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 athletic workout but not too taxing. Guide is an absolute must. Authentic to the region... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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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 people!

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Toronto, Canada
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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, Priceless experience

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Gresham, Oregon
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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 part of a family reunion. Loved it!

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Reviewed 11 October 2014

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

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 need a guide.

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Dogon Country was supposed the highlight of Mali trip.. and yes it was an amazing site. Rocky mountains, mud brick villages built on the rocks and up high.. and the traditional villages in between. They were all very nice and Dogon masked dances were special as well. But I think about 3 days in Dogon is good enough time. After... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Bombara Tours arranged our visit, providing a car, driver (Amadu - the best!) and guide (Mohammad, also very good). The expansive landscape en route from Mopti was breathtaking, and the escarpment and their dwellings are tremendously impressive, both visually and because of their history. (To escape invaders and maintain animist beliefs and traditions.) We visited 3 villages over 2 days:... More 

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