Discover wondrous Mali and Burkina Faso with our 21 Day Program

21 Day Program: Bamako-Segou-Djenne-Mopti-Tombouctou-North Dogon Country-Sikasso-Banfora-Sindou-Pays Lobi-Bobodioulasso-Bormo-Ouagadougou-Gorom Gorom-Markoye-Dori


Day One: All day: Arrive Bamako
Night: Stay night in Bamako
Day Two: Morning: Depart 8AM for 3-hr drive to Segou Koro, ancient capital of Bambara Empire & tour of town.
Afternoon: Lunch & tour in Segou, one of the large cities in Mali full of history
Late Afternoon: Sunset boat trip along Niger and visit little Bozo river villages along the way
Night: Stay the night in Segou
Day Three: Morning: Depart 8AM for 5-hr drive to Djenne
Afternoon: Lunch & visit town of Djenne, Djenne Djenno which is the old city of Djenne founded in 250 BC and the oldest archeological site in West Africa
Night: Stay the night in Djenne
Day Four: All day: Depart 8AM for 2-hr drive to Mopti and visit town before lunch
Afternoon: Lunch & 3-hr Bani/Niger river trip & visit Songhai, Bozo & Fulani villages
Night: Stay the night in Mopti
Day Five: All Day: Depart 8AM for 9 hr drive to Tombouctou
Night: Stay the night in Tombouctou
Day Six: All Day: Visit and tour of Tombouctou
Afternoon: Sunset camel ride & visit small Tuareg campment in desert (4 km journey)
Night: Stay the night in Tombouctou
Day Seven: All Day: Depart very early for Pays Dogon. Visit village of Songo to see interesting rock paintings at site of circumcision and continue on to Sangha
Late Afternoon: Short visit of Sangha and continue on to Banani
Night: Stay the night in Banani
Day Eight: All Day: Visit villages of Banani, Ireli and contiue on to Tireli
Night: Stay the night in Tireli*
Day Nine: All Day: Visit villages of Tireli, Nombori, Dourou and Severe
Night: Stay the night in Severe
Day Ten: All Day: Depart early for drive 9-hr to Sikasso
Night: Stay the night in Sikasso
Day Eleven: All Day: Visit town, waterfall and cave of Sikasso and cross border into Burkina Faso
Night: Stay the night in Banfora
Day Twelve: Morning: Visit town of Banfora and drive 50 Km west to Sindou
Afternoon: Lunch in Sindou and visit intriguing rock formations
Night: Stay the night in Sindou
Day Thirteen: All Day: Visit Pays Lobi, much like Pays Dogon in Mali
Night: Stay the night in Lobi village
Day Fourteen: All Day: Depart Pays Lobi for Banfora. Along the way, visit Karfiguela Waterfalls & Lake Tengrela for a boat ride with local fishermen to see the hippopotamuses
Night: Stay the night in Banfora
Day Fifteen: Morning: Depart for 3-hr drive to Bobo-Dioulasso and relax before lunch
Afternoon: Lunch & visit picturesque Dafra to see the huge sacred fish who live in a pond surronded by cliffs & feast on chickens which the local people kill to feed them-they believe the fish have natural knowledge & protect the village
Night: Stay the night in Bobo
Day Sixteen: Morning: Visit town of Bobo and depart for Bormo to see the elephants
Afternoon: Visit Sabou to visit the sacred crocodiles
Night: Stay the night in Sabou
Day Seventeen: All Day: Depart for Ouagadougou (100 km) and full-day visit of Ouaga
Night: Stay the night in Ouaga
Day Eighteen: Morning: Depart for 4-hr drive to Gorom-Gorom
Afternoon: Lunch in Gorom-Gorom and visit village
Late Afternoon: Depart for short drive to Markoye
Night: Stay the night in Markoye
Day Ninteen: Morning: Visit village of Markoye
Afternoon: Lunch & drive to Dori
Night: Stay the night in Dori
Day Twenty: Morning: Visit village of Dori
Afternoon: Depart Dori for Ouaga
Night: Stay the night in Ouaga
Day Twenty-One: All Day: Spend the day in Ouaga
Night: Depart Ouaga International Aeroport
*For groups of 7 people or more, we will arrange a free Dogon ceremony with spectacular masked dancers