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Visit Pays Dogon

The Dogon Country is a region of Mali where a unique ethnic group known as the Dogon make their home. The building style, the granaries, the historic rock wall houses, the unique location on the 'falaise', the holy places and the historic caves give the Pays Dogon. Dogon Country is stretching over a length of more than 150 kilometers. 
Electricity and running water are exceptions in the Dogon; life is still lived on the rhythm of the seasons, the position of the moon and the light of the sun. Believed to have arrived at their current homeland in medieval times, the Dogon are famous for their animist faith, in particular its convoluted cosmology (of Robert Temple’s Sirius Mystery fame), their mask dances and their architecture. Located along a cliff known as the Bandiagara Escarpment, the Dogon Country is on anyone’s essential part list of the highlights of Mali for travelers.

Best time to visit

We recommend visiting in December or January which is the coolest time in the year, however temperatures are still above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Click here for the average weather in Mopti, Mali.

This article was last updated on October 21, 2019.