Travel Video – Dogon Trek, Mali

The track below the escarpment.
The track below the escarpment.
A mud-brick mosque at the beginning of the trek.
A mud-brick mosque at the beginning of the trek.

In keeping with the Saturday series I’ve been writing, here’s a video – quite a longish one – I compiled of my trek to the Dogon Escarpment. At 28 minutes I think it’s the longest travel video I’ve made. Interestingly I clearly made a mistake with one of the first captions. It says ‘Ouigouyah to Banfora’. It should read ‘Ouigouyah to Bankass’. Anyways – this is one of my best videos I think. It’s long, but you’ll see the experience of going from Burkina Faso to Mali, and walking at the bottom of Dogon Escarpment and heading to the top, the villages, life and sleeping on a mud-brick roof!



  1. Wow, Mali – a country you don’t see posted about every day. One of the few African countries I’ve never had a blog hit from, the others being Burundi, Cape Verde, CAR, Chad, Comoros, DRC, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Niger, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, and Togo. Okay, that’s more than a few I guess 😉

    By the way, you’ve been chosen as one of today’s nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge (! I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

  2. This is exactly where I would like to end up next year. Can’t wait to explore it and Cez loves the scenery too. By the way, read your latest interview at Tim’s and it’s amazing!! 🙂 Congrats mate.

    1. thanks so much Agness. are you going to Mali next year? Check the safety situation but I hear people are still doing treks in the Dogon Escarpment. consider entering through burkina faso and leaving that way too.

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