Entering Mopti region, driving from Ségou to Djénné.
Pounding grains is hard work.
Mud bricks are being prepared everywhere.
Getting close to Niger River, near Djénné.
Unexpected rain, when entering Djénné
The mosque of Djénné, the largest mudbrick building in the world.
Mosque of Djénné.
Repairing the façade of the mosque after the rainy season.
More photos of Djénné.
Old plaster of mud brick wall.
Side street in mud brick town Djénné.
Marabou of Djénné.
This happened in the year 1209.
View over the roofs of Djénné.
View outside Djénné.
Crossing the river to reach Djénné, with horse, motorbike and cart..
Motel Sévaré in Sévaré, near Mopti.
Map of Dogon Country.
Huts of nomads.
Mopti, near the market, where Niger and another river cross.
Fried fish in Mopti market.
Jewelry maker in Mopti market,
Our boat driver.
Mosque of Mopti.
Hotel and restaurant in Sévaré.
Driving back from Mopti to Bamako via Ségou, which took us about 8 hours.
Dogon stone wall.
Entering Ségou. No shortage of sign posts.
'Office du Niger'
Hôtel de Ville of Ségou
Monument in Ségou. Elections are coming up.
Monument in Ségou.
Monument in Ségou
Ségou, near river Niger.
Ferry on Niger River
Cultural Centre in Ségou.
Restaurant with view on Niger River.
Gigantic frog, given as a meal to the captured crocodile.
Crocodile is not yet hungry.
Niger River, with horse on the boat.
Fishermen driving fish into their net.
Jewelry-loving grass hopper.
Wooden objects covered with leather.
Head with feet.
Touareg work: leather on wood.
Producing the pieces.
Taxi in Ségou.
Colouring Bogolan fabric.
Our 1992 Mitsubishi.
Petrol station and Banco Rouge architecture.
Leaving Bamako towards the East.
Transport of live goats :-(
Mali's national colours: red, yellow and green
Mud brick walls
Small termite hills
Red, yellow and green
Fields during the dry season.
Millet is not stored on the ground, to avoid humidity.
Boys celebrating their circumcision.
Calabashes prepared for transport.
Live chicken on a motor bike.
Baobab tree with bird nests.
Tree flowering during the dry season, and drying mud bricks.
Large termite hill.
Mud brick oven with election material.
Off-the-floor storage for millet.
Freshly circumcised boys.
Variety of newspapers in Mali
Banque Centrale de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Bamako
fruit shop and petrol station
Girl selling Kassava for a snack
Farmers on an island on Niger river
Niger River in Bamako
River Niger in Bamako.
Yummy grilled chicken
In clothes shop 'Style Aminna'
Monument in Bamako.
University in Bamako
Water to wash the hands before and after eating
Serving mint tea
Musician Jimi at Sabana Club
Fati explains what the griot singer just sang in the Bambara language
Sale of items for grigri (voodoo) in a market in Bamako.
Boxes made out of leather
Various heads and horns
Snakes and birds.
Bird and fish heads.
Tailors in the market
Pulses and spices in the market
Three types of Cola nut (stimulant)
Crokodile skin for sale in the 'artisanat'
Happy hippo monument
Most of the mopeds are the same (Chinese) model: KTM
Mango season: extremely tasty
Fabrics for sale in the market
Trip from Bamako to Siby (South-West)
Village West of Bamako, on the way to Siby.
Mountains near Siby.
Grotto where lion people used to live ('Were-Lions')
Arch of Kamadjan, near Siby
Under Kamadjan Arch
Our local guide.
Freshly harvested mangos
Nuts to produce Shea butter ('karité',for creams and soaps)
Village ladies wrapping shea butter soap for sale
Gate to enter 'Maison du Carite'
Many petrol stations are obviously like this ...