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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

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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, 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



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 their own exuberant styles of clothing and jewellery. There is nowhere better to see this colourful diversity than in the streets and markets of the capital. In the city’s craft bazaar we shall see sculptors, weavers, leather workers, jewellers 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 permit we will visit the recycling market of Bamako where local artisan change old metal to other products.

Meal included : breakfast


Tour Includes:

Accommodation in the property listed or similar in Ségou, Transportation in 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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