Mali & Burkina
Mali & Burkina
Burkina and Mali are probably two of the most misunderstood countries in West Africa. With the help of our local expert crew, we’ll explore the beauty of their Sahel architecture, the ethnic groups that live there and the impressive landscapes they have to offer. A thrilling combination of monuments, culture, people, and outdoors in two of the least explored countries in the World. This adventure isn’t for everybody, but one thing is certain: the stories will be memorable!
Day 1: Ouagadougou – Bobo Dioulasso.
We have a stopover to Bazoulé to visit the sacred crocodile’s lake. In Bobo we will make a city tour going through the visit of the Mud mosque, Senoufo’s museum or music museum and the old neighborhood of Dioulassoba.
Overnight in Bobo Dioulasso.
Day 2: day: Bobo – Banfora .
Departure to Banfora to visit Sindou’s Peak, the domes of Fabedougou and Karfiguela’s waterfall in the afternoon.
Overnight in Banfora.
Day 3: Banfora – Bobo – Sikasso.
We depart from Banfora to Sikasso. We will have a long journey to cross the Mali’s border.
Overnight in Sikasso.
Day 4: Sikasso – San – Djenne.
Departure from Sikasso to Djenne with a spotover at San for a visit at the mosque.
In Djenne we will have a city visiting the famous old mosque, djenepo’s place.
Overnight in Djenne.
Day 5: Djenne – Mopti (The venise of Mali).
In Mopti we’ll take a pirogue ride on the River Niger and its confluence, the River Bani. Visit to the town and fishing port.
Communion with cohabiting ethnic groups such as the Touaregs, Songhaï, Bambara and even Mossi coming from Burkina Faso.
Overnight in Mopti.
Day 6: Mopti – Segou.
Departure from Mopti to Segou,the former colonial capital of Mali, with its interesting mix of traditional and colonial architecture. After reaching the city of Segou, we will go to Segoukoro, capital of the ancient Bambara Empire where we will visit the king and his family. Explore the small town with a couple of interesting adobe buildings and an introduction to Bambara culture and traditions. City tour to admire French colonial heritage buildings designed in Sudanese style.
Overnight in Segou.
Day 7: Segou – Bamako – Sibi – Bamako.
Departure to Siby crossing Bamako. Insight view of the Mandingo’s life, Excursion through the rocks, Arch of Kamadjan, Consultation cellar, Organize the Sacrifice of the hunter to the Mandingan Gods. We also will have a short city tour, doing Market tours for shopping
Overnight in Bamako.
Day 8: Fly out.
After breakfast, the worst moment of every Expedition: we say goodbye. The Expedition is finished and we fly out.
AccomodationShared twin room with breakfast in 3/4-star hotels (when available).
GuidesExpert local guide and fixer.
TransportPrivate vehicles, fuel and drivers.
Visa SupportWe'll help you get the visa or arrange a visa on arrival for you.
Contribution to local communitiesWe try to create an impact contributing to every local community we visit.
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