Walks and excursions in the Dogon country
A land part of Unesco’s World Heritage List
Bandiagara site is an outstanding landscape of cliffs and sandy
plateaux with some beautiful architecture (houses, granaries, altars,
sanctuaries and Togu Na, or communal meeting-places). Several age-old
social traditions live on in the region (masks, feasts, rituals, and
ceremonies involving ancestor worship). The geological, archaeological
and ethnological interest, together with the landscape, make the
Bandiagara plateau one of West Africa's most impressive sites. »
Extract from UNESCO's website
very large part of a great trip depends on the Guide you’ve chosen. We
have selected guides well known for their professional skills and their
complete knowledge of the Mali.
are Dogon natives and true region specialists. They speak Dogon - of
course - but also many other national or foreign languages: French,
English, German and Spanish in particular. They will introduce you to
their ancient ethnic culture made of symbols and rituals.
do know the Dogon traditions and customs and they will lead you to the
essential places of the Dogon culture : villages along the
Bandiagara escarpment, troglodyte cliff dwellings, sacred places,
traditional therapy places, Arts and crafts workshops, agriculture.
Mixed examples of circuits excursion and 4x4 tours
(duration: 1 to 3 days)
- Villages of the southern plate: Songo, Niongono, Nando and Djiguibombo
(culture of onion).
- Villages of the northern plate: Kendié, Dogani, Chock-Tam and the oasis
of Borko in North.
- Perched villages of the south: Djiguibombo, cliff road towards Kani Kombolé and
its splendid mosque, Teli and its tellems (troglodytes caves) ; Endé,
village of the bogolans (traditional fabrics), Bégnématou “the eyrie”.
- Perched villages of north: Road of Dourou, visits villages and sacred sites
of Nombori, Tireli, Banani, return by Sangha.
- Life in the plain: Bankass market, the red city.
Dogon country map