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West African Exploration: A Journey Through Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal

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Duration

14 Days 13 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Embark on a captivating 14-day journey through the heart of West Africa, as we delve into the vibrant tapestry of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Senegal. These three countries, each with its unique charm, culture, and landscapes, offer an unforgettable exploration of the region’s diversity and beauty.

Mali, a landlocked nation, unveils its rich history along the Niger River. In the capital, Bamako, the National Museum reveals Mali’s past, while bustling markets like the Grand Marché immerse you in its lively present. A visit to the ancient mud city of Djenne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases the country’s architectural heritage, exemplified by the iconic Grand Mosque.

Journeying to Burkina Faso, we find a country steeped in traditions and natural wonders. Ouagadougou, the capital, combines modernity with tradition, featuring a vibrant arts scene and lively markets. In Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso’s cultural capital, the Grande Mosquée and craft market provide insight into the country’s artistic and historical roots. The surreal Sindou Peaks and Banfora’s Karfiguéla Waterfalls and Domes de Fabedougou offer a glimpse into Burkina Faso’s remarkable natural beauty.

Finally, Senegal, located on the westernmost edge of the African continent, offers a fascinating blend of history, culture, and modernity. Dakar, the capital, welcomes you with its Dakar Grand Mosque and vibrant African Art Village. The haunting history of Goree Island stands as a stark reminder of the transatlantic slave trade. Senegal’s landscapes, from the African Renaissance Monument to the coastal beauty of Dakar’s shores, are both inspiring and breathtaking.

As you traverse these countries, you’ll be greeted with the rhythmic beats of traditional music, the vibrant colors of bustling markets, and the warmth of the people who call this region home. This West African odyssey invites you to discover the cultural richness, historical significance, and natural splendor that define Mali, Burkina Faso, and Senegal, leaving you with a deep appreciation for this diverse corner of Africa.

Highlights

  • Dakar Exploration
  • Sindou Peaks and Banfora
  • Bobo-Dioulasso
  • Timbuktu Excursion
  • Mopti and the Bani River
  • Djenne
  • Segou - The City on the Niger River
  • Bamako City Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Bamako, Mali

• Arrive at Bamako Senou International Airport. • Check-in to your accommodation in Bamako. • Enjoy your first taste of Malian cuisine for dinner.

Day 2: Bamako City Tour

• Visit the National Museum to explore Mali's rich history. • Explore the bustling markets, like the Grand Marché. • Discover the lively arts and crafts at the Artisan Market. • Dinner in a traditional Malian restaurant.

Day 3: Segou - The City on the Niger River

• Travel to Segou, a historical riverside town. • Explore the old town's architecture and artisan workshops. • Visit the Tomb of Biton Mamary Coulibaly. • Enjoy a riverfront dinner.

Day 4: Djenne - The Ancient Mud City

• Depart for Djenne. • Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town and its iconic Grand Mosque. • Visit the Djenne Manuscript Library. • Dinner in Djenne.

Day 5: Mopti and the Bani River

• Head to Mopti, a bustling river port town. • Explore the lively fish market. • Take a boat tour on the Bani River. • Dinner overlooking the river.

Day 6: Timbuktu Excursion

• Embark on a day trip to Timbuktu. • Explore the historic town's landmarks and history. • Return to Mopti for the night.

Day 7: Burkina Faso Border Crossing

• Cross the border into Burkina Faso. • Arrival in Ouagadougou, the capital. • Check-in to your accommodation. • Enjoy Burkina Faso cuisine for dinner.

Day 8: Ouagadougou Exploration

• Visit the National Museum and Bangr-Weoogo Urban Park. • Explore the colorful markets. • Evening traditional music and dance performance. • Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 9: Bobo-Dioulasso - Burkina Faso's Cultural Capital

• Travel to Bobo-Dioulasso, known for its cultural richness. • Explore the Grande Mosquée and historic old town. • Visit the vibrant craft market. • Dinner in Bobo-Dioulasso.

Day 10: Sindou Peaks and Banfora

• Explore the surreal Sindou Peaks' rock formations. • Continue to Banfora for the Karfiguéla Waterfalls. • Discover the Domes de Fabedougou. • Return to Bobo-Dioulasso for the night.

Day 11: Return to Ouagadougou

• Return to Ouagadougou with stops at Bazoulé Crocodile Pond and Laongo Sculpture Park. • Farewell dinner in Ouagadougou.

Day 12: Senegal - Arrival in Dakar

• Fly to Dakar, Senegal. • Check-in to your accommodation in Dakar. • Enjoy Senegalese cuisine for dinner.

Day 13: Dakar Exploration

• Visit the Dakar Grand Mosque and Goree Island. • Explore the African Renaissance Monument and African Art Village. • Dinner at a seaside restaurant.

Day 14: Departure from Dakar

• Depending on your flight schedule, enjoy your last Senegalese meal. • Check-out and transfer to Blaise Diagne International Airport for departure.

  • Arrival and departure support and guidance
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel for both arrival and departure
  • Lodging at the specified hotels
  • Private vehicle transportation
  • Proficient tour guides
  • Entrance fees to various attractions
  • Included meals are breakfasts and bottled water
  • Visa expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity
  • Personal expenses like internet usage, and telephone charges

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