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Dogon Country - Songho

Songho is the first major Dogon Village off the road from Sévaré to Bandiagara. Of all the villages we visited, the kids in this one were the most annoying, though the village is beautiful and worth visiting nonetheless.
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Major intersection in Sévaré where the Bamako-Gao road crosses the road from Mopti to Bangiagara in Dogon Country
Major intersection in Sévaré where the Bamako-Gao road crosses the road from Mopti to Bangiagara in Dogon Country
Scenery between Sévaré and Bandiagara, Mali
Scenery between Sévaré and Bandiagara, Mali
On the right about 30 minutes from Sévaré
On the right about 30 minutes from Sévaré
Our afternoon picnic stop, the only one of the whole trip that was truly beautiful
Our afternoon picnic stop, the only one of the whole trip that was truly beautiful
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
This is the edge of Dogon Country
This is the edge of Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Picnic stop, Dogon Country
Sori, the local guide we picked up in Mopti
Sori, the local guide we picked up in Mopti
Dogon Country looks a bit like the American west in places
Dogon Country looks a bit like the American west in places
African hut, Mali
African hut, Mali
Dogon donkey carts coming in from the fields
Dogon donkey carts coming in from the fields
Ecole Fondamentale de Songho
Ecole Fondamentale de Songho
Welcome to Songho
Welcome to Songho
The Rotel at Songho
The Rotel at Songho
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
The granaries are rather interesting thatched huts
The granaries are rather interesting thatched huts
Millet, the West African staple food
Millet, the West African staple food
Millet waiting to be stored in a granary
Millet waiting to be stored in a granary
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
A new granary dated 2005 waiting for it's thatch
A new granary dated 2005 waiting for it's thatch
Dogon granary in Songho
Dogon granary in Songho
A Dogon family in Songho
A Dogon family in Songho
Dogon granary in Songho
Dogon granary in Songho
Granary, Songho
Granary, Songho
Granary, Songho
Granary, Songho
Three granaries, Songho, Mali
Three granaries, Songho, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho is built at the base of several high cliffs
Songho is built at the base of several high cliffs
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Pays Dogon, Mali
Songho, Pays Dogon, Mali
MaliNov06 1964.jpg
MaliNov06 1964.jpg
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
View from the cliff above Songho, Dogon Country
View from the cliff above Songho, Dogon Country
The village of Songho is famous for these cliff paintings
The village of Songho is famous for these cliff paintings
Cave paintings, Songo
Cave paintings, Songo
Cave paintings, Songho
Cave paintings, Songho
Paintings in the circumcision cave, Songho
Paintings in the circumcision cave, Songho
Cave painting, Songo
Cave painting, Songo
Cave painting, Songo
Cave painting, Songo
Sori, the local guide from Mopti explaining the significance
Sori, the local guide from Mopti explaining the significance
Cave painting, Songo
Cave painting, Songo
Songho
Songho
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho
Songho
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Dogon village of Songho
Dogon village of Songho
Dogon displaying musical instruments
Dogon displaying musical instruments
Although the Dogon are traditionally animist, each village has a mosque
Although the Dogon are traditionally animist, each village has a mosque
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho
Songho
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho kids playing home-made musical instruments
Songho kids playing home-made musical instruments
Songho
Songho
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho
Songho
Mosque of Songho in the distance
Mosque of Songho in the distance
Weaving looms, Songho
Weaving looms, Songho
Weaver, Songho
Weaver, Songho
Weaver, Songho
Weaver, Songho
Songho, Dongon Country, Mali
Songho, Dongon Country, Mali
Mohammed, in Arabic, on a building in Songho
Mohammed, in Arabic, on a building in Songho
Songho
Songho
Local handicrafts on sale to tourists in Songho
Local handicrafts on sale to tourists in Songho
Local handicrafts on sale to tourists in Songho
Local handicrafts on sale to tourists in Songho
Songho
Songho
Songho
Songho
Songho
Songho
Horse in the Dogon village of Songho
Horse in the Dogon village of Songho
Songho
Songho
Sahel-style mosque at Songho
Sahel-style mosque at Songho
Although the Dogon are mostly non-Muslim, Islamic societies have built mosques in most villages
Although the Dogon are mostly non-Muslim, Islamic societies have built mosques in most villages
Mosque of Songho
Mosque of Songho
Dogon casa palava or to guna near the mosque of Songho
Dogon "casa palava" or "to guna" near the mosque of Songho
Songho's Imam performing the call to prayer
Songho's Imam performing the call to prayer
Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar
Mosque of Songho
Mosque of Songho
Songho
Songho
Songho, Dogon country, Mali
Songho, Dogon country, Mali
Decoration on a Dogon house in Songho
Decoration on a Dogon house in Songho
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Songho, Dogon Country, Mali
Most of the village kids came out when we arrived
Most of the village kids came out when we arrived
Bandiagara, the main settlement of Dogon Country, 11km from Songho
Bandiagara, the main settlement of Dogon Country, 11km from Songho
Bangiagara's gas station
Bangiagara's gas station
Large mosque in Bandiagara, Mali
Large mosque in Bandiagara, Mali
 Centre Régional de Médecine Traditionnelle de Bandiagara
Centre Régional de Médecine Traditionnelle de Bandiagara
Bandiagara, Mali
Bandiagara, Mali
Palace of Bandiagara
Palace of Bandiagara
Palais Aguibou Tall de Bandiagara
Palais Aguibou Tall de Bandiagara
Malicom - Malitel telephone shop, Bandiagara, Mali
Malicom - Malitel telephone shop, Bandiagara, Mali
Bandiagara, Mali
Bandiagara, Mali
Bar-Restaurant in Bandiagara, Mali
Bar-Restaurant in Bandiagara, Mali
Leaving Bandiagara, we passed through several small Dogon villages
Leaving Bandiagara, we passed through several small Dogon villages
Dogon village heading out of Bandiagara on the Dogon Plateau
Dogon village heading out of Bandiagara on the Dogon Plateau
Village on the Dogon Plateau
Village on the Dogon Plateau
Village on the Dogon Plateau
Village on the Dogon Plateau
Village on the Dogon Plateau
Village on the Dogon Plateau
A dirt road leading to a Dogon village
A dirt road leading to a Dogon village
Erosion outside Bandiagara, Dogon Country
Erosion outside Bandiagara, Dogon Country
Erosion outside Bandiagara, Dogon Country
Erosion outside Bandiagara, Dogon Country
Dogon Country, Mali
Dogon Country, Mali
Dogon Country, Mali
Dogon Country, Mali
The Rotel Lineup, Dongonland
The "Rotel Lineup", Dongonland
These small rectanguar fields are used for growing onions, Dogon Country
These small rectanguar fields are used for growing onions, Dogon Country
Dogon boy seeking to see onions
Dogon boy seeking to see onions
Dogon Country
Dogon Country
Rotel crossing a dam on the Dogon Plateau
Rotel crossing a dam on the Dogon Plateau
Lily pond, Dogon Plateau
Lily pond, Dogon Plateau
Lillies in a pond formed by a dam
Lillies in a pond formed by a dam
Lily pond, Dogon Plateau, on the road from Bandiagara to Tereli
Lily pond, Dogon Plateau, on the road from Bandiagara to Tereli
Lily pads, Dogon country
Lily pads, Dogon country
Mosque in a Dogon village
Mosque in a Dogon village
Lunch on the roof of a minibus in Dogon Country
Lunch on the roof of a minibus in Dogon Country
An African bus is never full
"An African bus is never full"
Delta Force bus, Dogon Country
"Delta Force" bus, Dogon Country
Man riding the roof with the luggage and the livestock, Dogon Country
Man riding the roof with the luggage and the livestock, Dogon Country
Dogon girls checking us out
Dogon girls checking us out
Girls on the roadside, Pays Dogon
Girls on the roadside, Pays Dogon
Recipients of our empty plastic water bottles
Recipients of our empty plastic water bottles
Palms on the road from Bandiagara back to Mopti
Palms on the road from Bandiagara back to Mopti
Nomad huts off the Bandiagara-Mopti Road
Nomad huts off the Bandiagara-Mopti Road
In 3 weeks, one of my very few wildlife shots - monkeys in Dogon Country
In 3 weeks, one of my very few wildlife shots - monkeys in Dogon Country
Village along the Bandigara-Mopti road
Village along the Bandigara-Mopti road
Village along the Bandigara-Mopti road
Village along the Bandigara-Mopti road
Waterhole along the Bandiagara-Mopti road
Waterhole along the Bandiagara-Mopti road
Livestock at the waterhole, Mali
Livestock at the waterhole, Mali
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