Landscapes of the Dogon Country (Mali, Africa)


Landscapes of the Dogon country are absolutely breathtaking. I could stay entire days starring at the plane, at the top of the cliffs.

The Dogons are a group of people living in the central plateau region of Mali, south of the Niger bend near the city of Bandiagara in the Mopti region. Dogon country is composed of 3 zones: the plateau, the cliffs and the lower plain.
The plateau rises like an immense fortress to a height of approximately 300 meters above surrounding plains.

It consists of an ancient eroded terrain of flat table bands, with layer of late rite, ironstone shield, or impervious conglomerate. It is delimited by the Bandiagara escarpment, a cliff of more than 200 kms long, which runs from southwest to northeast. The plateau is covered in a typically Sudanian flora. The most common trees are baobab trees, kapok tree, mango tree, and acacias. On the plane, live Peul herdsmen with their cattle.

written by azurblue on 2009-03-23 #places #landscape #plateau #cliff #cattle #location #africa #tree #dogon #bandiagara #plaine #laterite #baobab #mali #peuls


  1. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    I have to go there...fantastic place fantastic shots

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Outstanding lomolocation !

  3. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Thank you a-l-b-e-r-t-o and stouf !

  4. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Reminds me a little bit of australia....

  5. disdis
    disdis ·

    Why do you travel so much? You are really lucky... What's next? Great location, great pictures!

  6. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Thanks to you 2 !

    That's true, I'm lucky to be able to travel. but I'd like to travel much more! Next destination ? Wel for the moment, not very far, because I'm broke !!!

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