Marvel at the ancient rectangular mud huts built into Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country), a World Heritage-listed sandstone escarpment and home to one of the oldest surviving African cultures. Carved into the base of a 500 m (1,640 ft) high cliff and stretching for some 150 km (93 mi), this settlement built by the Dogon people has origins in the Paleolithic era. Take a guided tour along the cliff's trails, visiting the monochrome beige villages and witnessing their fascinating heritage, including cliff paintings, rock-cut dwellings, and traditional masks, plus ancient rituals. Spanning 4,000 sq km (1,544 sq mi), the area encompasses 289 settlements scattered between plains, sandstone plateaux, and escarpments. Plan to visit Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mopti attractions using our Mopti vacation planner.
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absolutely amazing site. Well worth the long trip to visit. spend time up inside the old buildings and enjoy a marvelous view. more »
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.... more »
I watched a goat get skinned and gutted as it hung from a tree limb above a flowing stream. Then one of the farmers shared some, still warm, freshly brewed millet beer. The Dogon country has an ether that I have never forgotten.
Une région inaccessible aujourd'hui, magnifique et magique
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