THE ALL-MALI TREK

14 Day Program: Bamako-Segou-Djenne-Mopti-Pays Dogon-Tombouctou-Hombori-Sikasso


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. Segou is one of the large cities in Mali full of history
Afternoon: Lunch in Segou and tour of town
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 Djenne Denno, old city of Djenne founded in 250 BC and 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 relax before lunch
Afternoon: Lunch & 3-hr Bani/Niger river trip & visit Songhai, Bozo & Fulani villages
Night: Stay the night in Mopti
Day Five: Morning: Depart 8AM for 1 hr drive to Songo, the village with the famous rock paintings at the site where they perform the circumcision every 3 years. Drive another 2 hrs to Sangha
Afternoon: Lunch in Sangha and drive down the escarpment to Koudou
Night: Stay the night in Koudou
Day Six: Morning: Visit village of Koudou and drive 7 km to les trois Youga
Afternoon: Lunch in Youga, relax and visit village
Late Afternoon: Drive 5 km to Yendouma and visit village*
Night: Stay the night in Yendouma
Day Seven: Morning: Depart 8AM to visit villages of Were and Yanda
Afternoon: Lunch in Bamba, relax and visit village
Late Afternoon: Drive 45 km to Douentza
Night: Stay the night in Douentza
Day Eight: All Day: Visit Dogon Museum and depart for 8-hr drive to Tombouctou.
Night: Stay the night in Tombouctou
Day Nine: All Day: Visit and tour of Tombouctou
Afternoon: Camel ride & visit small Tuareg campment in the desert (4 km journey)
Night: Stay the night in Tombouctou
Day Ten: All Day: Depart early to drive to Hombori - visit Elephant Reserve in Bambara- Maounde area along the way
Night: Stay the night in Hombori
Day Eleven: All Day: Visit the village of Hombori and the 5 Fingers of Fatima, one of the famous cliffs for the rock climbers and then continue to Severe
Night: Stay the night in Severe
Day Twelve: All Day: Depart early for 9-hr drive to Sikasso -- lunch in Katiena along the way
Night: Stay in Sikasso
Day Thirteen: Morning: Visit village of Sikasso and nearby cave and depart to Bamako
Late Afternoon: Arrive in Bamako
Day Fourteen: All Day: Day trip to visit the village of Kangaba, ancient capital of Mande Empire and full of the beginning of Mali's history (approx130 km from Bamako)
Night: Depart Aeroport Bamako
*For groups of 7 people or more, we will arrange a free Dogon ceremony with spectacular masked dancers