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“A magical place”

Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Mopti
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Owner description: The 150-kilometer-long sandstone escarpment has served as home to the Dogon people, believed to be one of the oldest surviving African cultures.
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“A magical place”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Was there in 2009. The Dogon Country was well worth the difficulties getting there and the rustic accommodations. It is a world apart and I still dream of going back. Unfortunately, it looks like it is no longer safe/possible to go there. If anyone has recent info on the well being of the villages in and around Sangha and the escarpment, please post.

Visited February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Back in 2005”
Reviewed 21 November 2012

The cliff dwellings and the surrounding countryside were definitely worth the side trip. We admired the local villagers for their initiative in restoring the dwellings

Visited December 2011
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California
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“This area is still REAL”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

You have to put in some effort to really enjoy Dogon Country. Hiking in fierce heat is hard to avoid, but the rewards are worth it. Even sleeping on roof tops, taking cold showers and using hole-in-the floor toilets is all tolerable for the sights and experiences.

Visited March 2012
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Montreux, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“I felt like in another world”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Hiking, viewing fantastic villages and sceenery, meeting the Dogon people, assisting a funeral celebration, photographing and enjoying the very special atmosphere. Sleeping on the roof tops uner a mosquito net...I visited the Bandiagara cliffs 4 times, and I will certainly go back again.

Visited January 2012
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Wilson, NC
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible scenery, people and culture”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

It is hard to describe te villages in Dogon coutry. They are some of the most beautiful exotic and amazing places that I visited ( have traveled to over 65 countries)

Visited January 2012
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