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 Auberge 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. Go to Timbuktu