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02/08/2012

Mali - Mopti

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 In Mopti

Hotel Bar Mali is located on the peninsula. It's not really clean, and it has some rooms for prostitutes. The bar has a good atmosphere.  
Le Campement is the most popular place among backpackers, located at the gate of the city. They charge 2500 CFA pp for a tent and 10.000 CFA for a double, but rooms are not very good.

In Sévaré 

- Sévaré is at 15 km of Mopti. It's supposed to be a bit quieter then Mopti where there are a lot of guides offering their services, but we didn't have much problems with them in Mopti either.  
Several people recommended Malick Napo as a good guide to go to Dogon country. He speaks Dogon language, knows all the villages and is respected by the chiefs. You can reach him through the Hotel Débo.   
- Hotel Oasis charges 10.000 CFA for a double and 2.500 CFA pp for a tent.  
- Recommended is the Aub
erge Teranga
opposite the customs office. They charge 6.000 CFA for a double. The hotel is good, they have a good kitchen and a nice garden. 

What to do in Mopti 

- A visit of the market and the harbour is worth the effort. The Bozo bar is a good place to observe all the action in the harbour.  
- You can also take a pirogue to one of the Bozo villages in the middle of the river.  
- There's also a souvenirmarket near the water tower.  
- There's also a nice mosque in Sudan style. 

Getting out of Mopti 

- You can take a pinasse to Timbuktu (see general info section for details).  
- There's also 1 plane a week to Timbuktu (88.000 CFA return).  
- There are also bachés (pick-ups) leaving from the Campement to Djenné. When it's full, they'll leave. We started waiting from 7.30 am and had to wait 3 hours. Price is 1.500 CFA pp + 1.000 CFA for a backpack. They leave daily, also on non-market days.  

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