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Mali belongs to the most interesting countries in West Africa with impressive landscape, interesting adobe architecture and colorful markets. A highlight of every Mali journey is a trip by a pinnase on the Niger to Timbuktu, trekking in the Dogon Country and a visit of the old town of Djenné.
By pinasse on the Niger to Timbuktu
The best way of going to Timbuktu is a trip by pinasse on the Niger. The journey lasts about three days. On the way one has the possibility of visiting many interesting villages.
Festival au desert 2008, Essakane
The small settlement Essakane in the south Sahara invites every year musician to the most remote music festival in the world. Along with listening to a good music is the festival a very good opportunity of becoming acquainted with the life and culture of Tuareg.
Trekking in the Dogon Country
Falaise de Bandiagara is anthropologically as well because of its landscape a fascinating region. The here living Dogon people have conserved their unique social and religious traditions to the present day. Here are some pictures from the by tourist little visited north.
The town of Djenné is the center of medieval adobe architecture . The famous Great Mosque the medieval houses and traditional Koran schools remind of the former cultural heyday of the Mali and Songhay empires.