"The Dogon Country" Kani Kombole by jantichm

Kani Kombole Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 48 photos

The three main routes from access to the Dogon country are: Bankas, Bandiagara and Shanga.

You can distinguish 3 parts in the Dogon country: the plateau, the fault or escarpment and the plain.

At the present time the population has left the escarpment itself and lives in the plain or the plateau. Although one of the most impressive views is the old towns hung in the fault.

We left from Bandiagara, and crossed Dourou and Begnemato (plateau); and Yabattalou, Ende, Teli and Kani Kombole (plain).

The market of Yabatoulou

It is a very interesting market. You can find Dogon people and also the omnipresent Peül shepherds.

The Dogon

The Dogon people constitutes an exceptional ethnic group. Are very
different from the rest of ethnic groups of the zone. Their culture
is rich and complex and very difficult to explain and to understand
for not initiated.

The legend explains that they arrived fleeing from the pressure of Islam.

They are mainly agriculturists, and the legend explains that in his exodus they received help of their cousins Bozo. They expelled to Telem that they were the primitive occupants of the fault and they settled down in her.

  • Last visit to Kani Kombole: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2005
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