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Segou And Bamako Express Tour

Country: Mali
City: Ségou
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

DAY 1: BAMAKO - SEGOU

From Bamako early drive to Segou one of Mali’s largest cities and former colonial administrative center at about 240 km. You will start by Sekoro village the former capital of the Bambara kingdom where you will see the tomb of King Biton Coulibaly and other ancient mosques in the city admire the beautiful Sudanese-style colonial architecture, and visit women preparing local beer, traditional weavers, and other artisans. See and experience how to make a traditional mud cloth.

After lunch, we will take an afternoon cruise I a traditional pinasse on the River Niger to Kalabougou a Bambara village. Kalabougou is known for its pottery and you may see the women creating and kilning their work. Overnight in Segou at Auberge Segou

Meals included: None

DAY 2: SEGOU-BAMAKO

Have your breakfast before we return to explore the capital city Bamako situated on the Niger River. Mali is a country of many tribal peoples, each with its own exuberant styles of clothing and jewelry. There is nowhere better to see this colorful diversity than in the streets and markets of the capital. In the city’s craft bazaar we shall see sculptors, weavers, leather workers, jewelers, and metal workers exhibiting their wares and displaying their skills.

One area of the market is devoted entirely to traditional African medicines. Here you’ll find the freshly shrunken heads of birds, monkeys, and crocodiles, along with lizard skins and other gruesome treatments. Later we will visit the National Museum, providing an excellent introduction to the ethnic diversity of the country. If time permits we will visit the recycling market of Bamako where local artisans change old metal for other products.

Meal included: breakfast

Tour Includes:

Accommodation in the property listed or similar in Ségou, Transportation in a private vehicle, cruise, Trained English-speaking tour guide, Admissions to all listed sites, Breakfast in Ségou

Tour Does Not Include:

International flight to Mali, Travel insurance, Visa fee, Meals not listed, Gratuities for driver and guide

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