Segou Things to Do

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    Segou-Koro

    by jantichm Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    Bambara king

    Segou-Koro was capital of the eighteenth-century Bambara Empire, whose influence stretched from the Senegal River to Timbuktu.

    It's possible to visit the village. You can have an interview with the king.

    You must go by boat.

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    Walk along the seawall and watch the women launder

    by atufft Written Aug 23, 2005

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    Segou Boy & Sister
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    After our trip across the river, I decided to do some people watching. I passed the ceramics, which appeared similar to the low fire vessels one finds in Mexico. We couldn't possibly pack those in our bags, and besides I didn't see them as exceptional. The bathing and laundry work of the women isn't exceptional in West Africa either, except that I was able to get a few nice portraits of mothers and children.

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    Rent a guide and pirogue to cross the river

    by atufft Written Aug 23, 2005

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    Other side of Niger at Segou
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    The other side of the Niger river has a number of peaceful Fulani and Bozo villages worth a morning visit. The homes, fishing nets, village crafts of various sorts, and children playing are part of life along the Niger here.

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    Photos of Children

    by atufft Written Jan 14, 2006

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    Boy Presents Noble Image
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    With my camera and printer, I wandered down the levee to visit with those doing laundry at the riverfront. A number of girls and a boy came to find out what was up. I managed to get a few smiles for photos, showed them how the printer worked, and gave out images to excited children. Unfortunately, I ran out of paper and had to end the activity earlier than I would have liked, but I was delighted with the sincere efforts of these kids unjaded by fears so common in the USA. But, I take care to respect family values here, because the wrath of tribalism here can be troublesome indeed.

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    Cross the Niger in Ségou

    by hannette Updated Nov 12, 2012

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    it 's pleasant to cross the river in a boat and see the life at the other river bank..
    take the local boats, they're the only there are anyway..

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    Village Life opposite to Segou

    by atufft Written Feb 17, 2006

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    Fishing Village on Niger River
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    Private hired pirogues will take tourists across the shallow Niger river to the villages on the other side. Some villages are Fulani and others are Bozo, among other tribes.

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