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21 Days Mauritania Mali - Burkina Faso Niger

Package Duration
21 Days / 20 Nights
Destination Covered
Cape Town

  • Day 1 :

    Description :

    Nouakchott. Arrival, reception and Airport pickup and transfer to hotel. Night in hotel, Nouakchott: this name reflects the fact that the Neolithic site of the present city was occupied by the sea, and today there are still many shells on the coast.

    Day 2 :

    Description :

    Nouakchott - Terjit Oasis 400 km. Breakfast and departure to Terjit, the most beautiful oasis in Mauritania, where you will see an oasis with thermal springs and marvellous pools awaits us for bathing, camping with tents.

    Day 3 :

    Description :

    Terjit Oasis - Chinguitty 110 km. Departure to Chinguitty, the seventh holy city of Islam declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Having tour in its libraries and quarters and its oases, The ancient city was a center of religious and cultural influence from which Mauritanians spread Islam and the Arab-Muslim culture thorugh the entire of West Africa. Night in a Motel.

    Day 4 :

    Description :

    Chinguitty - Tenewchert – Ouadane 80 km. Our journey will take us across 80 km, a true desert sand dune, where we will experience the isolation of the lost cities of the desert. Visit Tenewchert, magic big oasis in plein desert, arrived at Ouadane, Founded in the 6th century of the Hegira (XIIth after J.C), Ouadane was an important step in the trans-trade caravans. Visit the ancient quarters and libraries that displays the surprisingly glorious past of this country. Night in Motel.

    Day 5 :

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    Ouadane – Pass of Amogjar - Tidjikja 510 km. The pass of Amogjar is a fascinating canyon where we will have the opportunity to see rock paintings and visit the Fort Saganne, built by the French. We will continue to the mount of Zarga and continuation to Reach Tidjikja, administrative capital of the region, an oasis divided into two by a valley bed, Night in motel in Tidjikja, Camping.

    Day 6 :

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    Tidjikja - Pass of Djouk - Kiffa 394 km. Departure to Kiffa, across the beautiful passage of Djouk, Arrive Kiffa, see the beautiful beds made by the women of the city, visit popular markets and beds market. Night in motel.

    Day 7 :

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    Kiffa - Kankossa - Mali border 145 km. Departure to Mali, across some Mauritanian villages, Konakossa villages, arrive border, formality and take the road to Kayes, camping.

    Day 8 :

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    Mali border – Kayes 136 km. Breakfast and across the Malian villages, Visit the town of Kayes and its historical monuments, the station, Hotel du Rail and its Sudanese architecture, with a boat ride on the River, overnight at hotel du Rail.

    Day 9 :

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    Kayes - Bamako. Breakfast and departure to Bamako, you will visit the local villages through the way, arrival in Bamako and overnight at Mande Hotel.

    Day 10 : Bamako - Segou 235 km

    Description :

    Breakfast and visit of the Capital city of Mali, Bamako is situated on the Niger, one of Africa's great rivers. Mali is a country of many tribal peoples, each with its own exuberant style of clothing and jewelery. There is nowhere better to see this colourful diversity than in the streets and markets of Bamako. In the morning departure to the Hill of Point G to have an overview of the city and down, you will visit the National Museum, the city market, the antiquary’s village and the artisan’s village. The city has a large art and craft centre where sculptors, weavers, leather workers, jewellers and metal workers exhibit their wares and skills.

    You can spend hours exploring the hundreds of stalls. From carvings and cassettes, to fabrics, beads, brass and gold, the variety of goods is staggering. One area of the market is devoted entirely for traditional African medicines. Here you'll find the freshly shrunken heads of birds, monkeys and crocodiles, along with lizard skins and other gruesome treatments, then drive to Segou visit of Sekoro by the way the capital of the former Bambara kingdom to see the vestibule, the king’s tomb, arrival in Segou visit of the colonial houses, the bogolan centre to learn about The Bogolan a traditional mud clothes the different design. Overnight at Hotel Esplanade. Includes: (B), (D).

    Day 11 : Segou - Djenne 332 Km

    Description :

    After breakfast drive to Djenne the city classified as World Heritages because of its architecture. The city considered as the twin of Timbuktu because of its attachment on Islam. Founded around the 10 th century by Soninke, a religious city considered as one of the oldest city in Africa. The visit of children learning in Coranic School is worthy. Djenne is very famous by its biggest mud monument in the world. By the way visit of San the capital of Bobo Country, the mosque, the sacred well, drive to Djenne and overnight at Hotel Campement.

    Day 12 : Djenne - Mopti 130 Km

    Description :

    Breakfast and visit of Djenne we will visit the mosque, the virgin Tomb and the former Djenne Djene Djeno, drive to Mopti which means ‘meeting point” is considered as the “melting pot’’ of Mali because of the numerous ethnics which live in perfect social cohesion: bozo, bambara, Fulani, touareg, dogon, soninkes ,Songhrai. That fact gives the city a harmonious life. Beginning by the mosque built in 1930 similar to the one of Djenne with the same architecture. Continuation to the handicraft center with the market where you could discover many local condiments, Pinasse in the afternoon to visit the fishing port which is one of the noisiest by the flow of Pinasse plenty of goods for selling. And visit of some bozo camps to see how they dry fishes as fish is every one concern in Mopti and then to overlook the sunset, overnight in the Flandre Hotel.

    Day 13 : Mopti - Timbuktu 410 Km

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    Depart from Mopti to reach the legendary city of Timbuktu, the city of 333 holy, the mysterious city or the doorway to the desert founded around the 11 th century by the touareg Imagcharen. In Timbuktu the tradition says: “gold comes the south, salt comes from the north, money comes from occident, but the speeches of God, holy things, wonderful stories can be found only in Timbuktu. The 6 th administrative capital of Mali, Timbuktu attracts many tourists who like to discover an exceptional cultural heritages, adventure landscape and fabulous histories of the city.

    Timbuktu has maintained many ancient monuments you will d visit Timbuktu city: the mosques, the museum and archives. The Mosque of Djinguareyber, built in 14th century by emperor Kankou Moussa on his way from the Pilgrimage; the mosque Sankore of the 15 th century which hosted many intellectuals from its University; the Mosque of Sidi Yahia built at the end of the 15 th century by an old woman of the city. Overnight at Hotel La Colombe (Breakfast and dinner).

    Day 14 :

    Description :

    Timbuktu. Breakfast and Visit of the old Islamic manuscripts in the Baba Ahmed Institute, the houses of exploratory Gordon Laing, Henri Barth, Mongo Park, and Rene Caille, the handicraft centre to discover the wonderful work of the touareg: the jewellery and the blankets, in the afternoon camel on the desert and tea ceremony with Touareg, overnight at hotel La Colombe.

    Day 15 : 15: Timbuktu - Bandiagara 437 Km

    Description :

    After breakfast, drive to Mali's fascinating Dogon country. Being among of the most enigmatic people of Africa, the Dogons are living in stones and mud houses and granaries built up high on the narrow edges of the cliffs. The Dogons are animists, worshiping their ancestors and the spirits of nature. Having preserved their traditions through the centuries, the Dogon architecture is certainly the most well known element by external world, along with other practices such as mask dances (to request to a deceased spirit to leave the village and then rejoin the ancestors) or the fox divinatory game.

    The Dogons are farmers cultivating their fields either high on the cliff, in the plain or down of the cliff. The Dogons fled the advancing of Arabs coming from the north, and found shelter in one of West Africa's most inhospitable areas difficult to reach. This difficulty contributes to Dogon’s isolation even between them, and in time each village developed its own dialect, un-comprehended by the neighbours. Today, there are about fifty of idioms in spoken Dogon language. First we’ll visit the Dogon village Songo, renowned for its rock paintings and circumcision grotto, and then continue to Bandiagara , where we stay overnight. Overnight: Campement Hotel La Falaise. Includes: (B), (D).

    Day 16 :

    Description :

    Dogon country discovery. This morning we descend the Bandiagara escarpment to visit the village of Banani, where the ancient Tellem Cave dwellings in the cliff face, further the Ireli Village, Amani, where we will visit the sacred crocodile sanctuary, and Tireli. See the caves of Deguimbere and other small but interesting villages on the escarpment edge, camping in a Dogon village. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

    Day 17 :

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    Dogon country- Ouahigouya. Breakfast and visit of some others villages and drive to cross Mali border to Ouahigouya, arrival and visit of the market, the handicraft market and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 18 : Ouahigouya - Ouagadougou 195 Km

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    Breakfast and drive to Ouagadougou, arrival and visit to explore Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital city. Ouaga, as the capital of Burkina Faso is generally known is the home to the Mossi, the largest ethnic group in the nation. All the sights can be easily reached on foot. The city’s atmosphere is relaxed and the Burkinabe are known to be very hospitable and friendly people. We’ll visit the Grand Market and the National Museum, with its interesting collection of regional clothing, masks, household utensils and ancestral statues; also visit the crafts markets at the Artisans Centre, where we will find basketry, batik fabrics, wooden statues and masks, jewellery, leatherwork and bronze castings, overnight at Hotel Relax Ouaga.

    Day 19 : Ouagadougou - Fada N’gourma 236 Km

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    Breakfast and departure to Fada N’gourma where you will discover the "W" Parc National D’Arli in Burkina Faso, Take leisure trek in the D’Arli game park that houses the hippos, lions, elephants, monkeys, buffaloes, leopards and more. After lunch take an optional trek through the National Park to view West Africa’s big game, for the faint hearted you can opt to spend the remainder of the day at leisure, overnight at a camp in Parc D’Arli. Lodging: Parc D' Arli. Includes: (B), (D).

    Day 20 :

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    Fada N’gourma-kantchari- Niamey. Breakfast and drive to Niamey the Niger capital city by way visit of some villages city tour. Depart for a drive to Niamey, Niger. Check into your hotel and have lunch. After lunch, Overnight at hotel in Niamey. Lodging: Gaweye Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

    Day 21 : Niamey city tour and departure

    Description :

    Breakfast and visit of the city to explore the treasures of Niamey, the capital city of Niger, Visit the Grand Marche, Katakou market is located on Tillaberi Road. There are several sections selling a variety of household goods, tools, and food. In season, watch for the bags of locust or lumps of acacia gum, chewable resin from certain acacia trees. There is also a "dead man's" market area sellin used clothing, mostly donated clothing from Western countries, but the "dead man" moniker is certainly more colourful! The Musee National and the Centre Culturel Franco-Nigerien. This center has an active schedule that includes exhibits by local artists and craftsmen, dance and theater performances, and regular film screenings. After lunch use remainder of the day for relaxation.

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Contact Detail

Balanzan Tours

Contact Person :-

Mr Coulinaly

Address :- Baco Djicoroni, Mali