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Accra Slavery Museums and Forts Walking Tour
"Meet your guide in central Accra and set off on your leisurely paced walking tour. Although the slave trade is long gone monuments still stand here as chilling reminders of this terrible human trade.With your knowledgeable guide explore the former slave prisons of Ussher Fort and James Fort in the Jamestown district. Two of the many European forts built along the Ghanaian coast these military posts were used to store commodities and to hold West African slaves before they were shipped overseas.At Ussher Fort head inside the museum that charts Ghana’s slave trade with poignant artifacts and displays. View the exhibits and learn about the incredible cruelty involved in the enslavement of West Africans around 4.5 million of who are believed to have been shipped from their homelands during the 18th and early 19th centuries.Hear heartrending tales from the era as you explore James Fort a building once used by the British to imprison slaves
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Old Fadama Slum Tour in Accra
"Meet your local guide and head off on foot to Accra’s Old Fadama area. As the capital city of Ghana Accra attracts high numbers of people in search of a better way of life. Many are drawn here from rural areas across the country in the hope of improved living conditions and this puts a strain on the city’s resources. During your tour learn how Accra has expanded and grown to accommodate the influx and meet some of its residents.Stroll through Old Fadama and observe people going about their daily lives. Life isn't particularly easy in a slum such as this yet many of the residents maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenging circumstances. Hear all about it from your guide and see locals hard at work salvaging discarded appliances and machinery. Learn how unwanted items are turned from waste into profit
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Accra Architecture and Neighborhoods Tour
"Start your walking tour by meeting your guide at the city’s Ussher Fort built in the 17th century by the Dutch to enforce their stronghold in the area. Then take a stroll with your group to the area that was first colonized by European settlers the Danish and Dutch neighborhoods to observe the beauty and elegance of the European-style architecture that abounds. See the many grand buildings and stately homes once used by the city’s first colonizers.Continue onward to Accra’s so-called English neighborhood otherwise known as Jamestown. The majority of the English officials and staff who managed the colony lived and worked in Jamestown during the 19th century a turbulent time in the country’s history. Admire the most impressive buildings with your guide
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More Things to Do in Bandiagara

Excellent guide for Dogon Country, Mali tours

Moussa Timbine' is an excellent tour guide in Mali. He lives in Bamako but will go all over the country. He is also Dogon, and a wonderful guide for seeing Dogon country. His English is excellent.He...
LRobishaw
Apr 26, 2010

Dogon mask dance

Spend a night out here and chances are you will be offered a chance to see a dance. Next to beer sales to tourists..this is probably the local villages/chiefs next most profitable source of income....
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flynboxes
Jan 21, 2009

Treking

From Bandiagara you will catch a cab or motorcycle to one of the trail heads. I think we stopped at Dourou for lunch and to visit the market prior to heading out on the plateau to Begnimato which is a...
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flynboxes
Dec 24, 2008

Arroyo floor below the escarpment

At the bottom of the escarpment is a decent place to eat with a view from a shaded rooftop area. There are several vendors selling dusty old dogon artwork and they can be bargined for. The problem for...
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atufft
Feb 07, 2006

The Hike: Descending the Escarpment

At road's end, hiker's traverse first through a village with stone houses. There are few provisions here, so it's better to have these things purchased and brought from Bandiagara, as per previous...
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atufft
Jan 15, 2006

Dogon Logistics: Escarpment Descent

In Bandiagara, it's recommended that a guide and encampmente package be worked out. Normally, a contract that includes food, encampement, and if necessary, donkey cart be agreed upon. The guides have...
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atufft
Jan 15, 2006
 
 
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Dogon country, the Hogon

Day 4 of 4Early this morning we went to visit the Hogon, that's a holy man who lives in seclusion high in the mountains. The villagers bring him food and drinks and he only comes down to speak...
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chrisvandenbroucke
Nov 06, 2004

Dogon country; toguna

Day 3 of 4After the hot trek, we could rest in a toguna. That's sort of an open air conference room for the village wise. The toguna is especially built very low so that the arguing can't be too...
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chrisvandenbroucke
Nov 06, 2004

Dogon Country, Telli - ladder

Day 2 of 4In the late afternoon, we walked to Telli.The wooden pillar you see standing there are the steps to the platform where you can sleep.I can assure you that, at night, it's not an easy climb...
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Nov 06, 2004

Dogon country, Benigmato

Day 4 of 4In this village, Benigmato ended our wonderful trek. It's was a great but tough experience
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Nov 06, 2004

Dogon country, Dogon myth

Day 4 of 4The myth of the Dogon quickly faded away when the guide said we could take pictures and offer him some money.
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chrisvandenbroucke
Nov 06, 2004

Dogon country, Ende

Day 3 of 4In the late afternoon, we arrived in Ende where we could witness a local market. It was very colourful and cheap.
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chrisvandenbroucke
Nov 06, 2004

Dogon country, my bed

Day 2 of 4Wel, this is where I slept - on the wooden bed on the right. Some of my trekking fellows did bring a tent....
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chrisvandenbroucke
Nov 06, 2004

Dogon Country, Tellem Houses

Day 2 of 4We visited the Tellem Houses - the houses of the original inhabitants of Le Pays Dogon. They all have moved to the plains now.
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chrisvandenbroucke
Nov 06, 2004

Top 5 Bandiagara Writers

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"Dogon Country Adventure"
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"FALAISE DU BANDIAGARA"
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"Dogon Treking"
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"Starting point of Dogon Trip"
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"Capital of Dogon Country"
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