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From the mud-hewn mosques of Djenné to the Afro-beats of Bamako and the hypnotic Mask Dance of the Dogon people; Mali is nothing if not a treasure trove of culture. Internationally known musicians, like Toumani Diabaté and Amadou et Mariam hail from this land-locked country. Visitor will never want for a concert or performance in the lively capitol ... Read more
city of Bamako. Just a day’s drive from there, in the region of Mopti and along the banks of the Niger River, towering Sudanese-style buildings constructed of mud and straw defy all expectations of what an earthen building should be. Further into the interior, you can find the dusty but fabled town of Timbuktu. At the cliffs of Bandiagara, trek into the time-warped realm of the Dogon People, marvel at their city built into the cliffs and possibly witness one of the most captivating funeral rites you’ll ever see; the dama ritual or mask dance. Mali has its ups and downs in terms of safety. Timbuktu is becoming increasingly unsafe for tourists and rebellions between the government and Tuareg rebels have been an issue in recent years. Make sure to consult your government’s travel warnings before planning a visit.

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Most people we know don't even know where Mali is, but with places like Djenne, Bandiagara Escarpment, Mopti, Niafunke and Timbuktu to visit it should be on more travel itineraries.

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I was less than impressed with Mali. Granted, I had dysentery most of the time I was here (too much information?) so I didn't get to do much. Most of my travel companions rated the Dogon trek and mask dance highly, though. There were some security concerns when I was there as well which certainly put a damper on the experience. I might consider giving the place another go but it's on the bottom of the "to-do" list.

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