Monthly Archives: September 2013
The land of the Dogon people is a simple gorgeous and breathtaking region which is located n Africa. Those choosing to go on a trek here will go on a hike that lasts anywhere between 2 and 10 days. Individuals who choose this stellar region to hike in will be able to view the magnificent cliffs of the Bandiagara escarpment as I did. I found them to be absolutely amazing. View these cliffs and make sure they are on your route. The cliffs are reminiscent of days gone bye and individuals can view them and hike around them with care.
The Dogon people are known for their artistic skills. I was totally amazed when I was on the hike viewing the various creative designs that have been created by the people, these would include items such as masked silt dancers, door with intricate carvings and dwellings that look much like a pueblo village. These are the things you can take advantage of in Pays Dogon Mali. I have found that this the trek of a lifetime and one that I will certainly do again. I was free to marvel at cliff paintings while on the trail. Walking on the Dogon Mali trail was more than a hike or a trek it was an experience, and one that I hope that I can repeat at some point in the future.
The region is broken into 3 separate areas, the Southern Plateau, Northern Plateau an the lowland. I was relieved to find housing during the course of my trip. I was able to get on the trailhead and find housing in Bengnimaot. From there I went to Dourou and purchased indigo fabrics. I saw some of the best cliff paintings at Songo. I then took a 4×4 to the Northern Plateau. went to explore some of the things that are available for the individual to view. I was thrilled, I was able to go to other parts of the region and walk on the Northern plateau loop to see the Youga villages. I did not pay the 10,000 cga for a guide, but many people do. I was able to communicate in French well enough that I did not need one. However, I did choose to hire a local guide that kept me from making mistakes along the route. Be prepared to wrangle with your guide as most will wish for more money. I paid my Mali guide 1,000 CGA, and he kept me from making mistakes along this amazing artistic route.