These photos of Mali highlight this West African nation’s best attractions. From mysterious Timbuktu, to the Bandiagara cliffs in the Dogon Region, Mali is a unique destination. Mali’s traditional cultural festivals have become world events. And even the Dogon region’s traditional masked dances are drawing international crowds.
Some tourists come just to see Mali’s incredible mud architecture, dating back from medieval times. The most impressive example has to be the glorious Grande Mosque in Djenne.
Mopti is an important river town on the banks of the Niger River and a popular spot for tourists to stay at for a few nights en route to the more fertile south of Mali, or up into the Sahara Desert to the north. In Mopti camels give way to pinasse, boats that ply the river carrying the salt and other goods traded in far off towns. This article taken from www.tripsavvy.com