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Mali Warnings and Dangers: 37 reviews and 20 photos


Towards the end of the dry season, the water in the Niger River becomes dangerously low, and sand banks begin to apprear in the middle of the watercourse. The captains try to steer clear of these hazards, but every now and again you nedd to get out and drag the boat of the bank. As you can see from the picture, the water is only waist deep.

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2004
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