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"Mopti" Mali Things to Do Tip by tini58de

Mali Things to Do: 145 reviews and 286 photos

  Salt trade in Mopti
by tini58de

Since Mopti is situated at the confluence of the Bani and Niger rivers, and built on several interconnected islands, it is also called ''Venice of Mali''. It is from the river that one can best observe the commercial and social activities of the town.

I loved strolling through all the markets of Mopti and found it interesting to observe the activities on the shore of the Bani - especially watching boats with huge loads of salt coming from Timbouctou. Fascinating!

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  • Updated Aug 3, 2004
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