The Bandiagara site is an outstanding landscape of cliffs and sandy plateaux with some beautiful architecture (houses, ... More
Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
The Bandiagara site is an outstanding landscape of cliffs and sandy plateaux with some beautiful architecture (houses, granaries, altars, sanctuaries and Togu Na, or communal meeting-places). Several age-old social traditions live on in the region (masks, feasts, rituals, and ceremonies involving ancestor worship). The geological, archaeological and ethnological interest, together with the landscape, make the Bandiagara plateau one of West Africa's most impressive sites.
Reviews for Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons): 1
By A Yahoo Contributor, 4/1/06
Dogon country is absolutely amazing -- the people, the landscape, the culture. I took my 9-yr old son and the impression this place (and Mali in general) was profound and transformative for him (although he classifies it as cool!).
I was reminded of my travels to Mesa Verde in the American southwest when I was about the age of my son...but we had to view the Mesa Verde cliff residences through binoculars and a telescope. In Dogon country, you walk up to the cliff dwellings and walk through them -- getting a real feel for the Dogon peoples. It was absolutely amazing@
It is recommended that one hires a guide. I hired (and recommend) the services of Mali Discovery Tours out of Bamako. We were impressed and grateful to have a well-versed guide who helped us navigate both the culture and the cliffs of the Bandigara escarpment.
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Service. Administrative Services. Uniformed Security on Site. Barber/Hair Stylist. Common/Public Areas Accessible to Wheelchairs. Business Center. ...