Circuit touristique

SIBY

The village of Siby, with its five communities, is nestled in the plain on the slopes of the Mandingo Mountains just like a rainbow: a monument that deserves your gaze: The majestic Ark of Siby.
From the top of the mountain, a splendid view on the surrounding plain excavated into the rock. According to the legend, it was the king of Siby who pierced the mountain with his sword to show his supremacy and power.
You can walk around the surrounding area, stroll between the mango trees and other lush crops, take a little expedition to the top of the Ark or discover the beautiful waterfalls hidden in the mountains.

KOUROUKOROKALE

Populated back then by a population of fishermen and hunters since the end of the Mesolithic period at the beginning of the Neolithic. The excavations revealed the existence of human bones and animals, and numerous tools from various materials: quartz hatchets, shale knives, needles, bone harpoons and other decorative instruments. Therefore, the existence of a lithic industry comprising spikes, blades, scrapers combined with the presence of dormant millstones and shredders places us clearly in the Neolithic period.
You will discover different forms of engraving on the walls of the rock
From the top of the mountain, a splendid view on the surrounding plain excavated into the rock. According to the legend, it was the king of Siby who pierced the mountain with his sword to show his supremacy and power.
You can walk around the surrounding area, stroll between the mango trees and other lush crops, take a little expedition to the top of the Ark or discover the beautiful waterfalls hidden in the mountains.

KANGABA

Kangaba is a town in Mali. Kangaba (in Malinke language: Ka’ba) is located in the heart of the Mandé, historical region of Mali, cradle of the Mali Empire. Place of preservation of fetishes, it’s restored every seven years. This is the opportunity to assist to the great ceremony during which the griots of the Diabaté family of Kéla (the neighbouring village) recite the myths of the creation and genealogy of the Keïta. The sacred hut built in 1653 is in Kangaba, as well as the plain of Kurukan (Kurukan Fuka) where in 1236 Sundiata Keïta (1190-1255, Emperor of Mali) proclaimed the “Charter of Kurukan Fuka “, the first Universal Declaration of Human Rights marking the foundations of The Mali Empire.You will discover different forms of engraving on the walls of the rock
From the top of the mountain, a splendid view on the surrounding plain excavated into the rock. According to the legend, it was the king of Siby who pierced the mountain with his sword to show his supremacy and power.
You can walk around the surrounding area, stroll between the mango trees and other lush crops, take a little expedition to the top of the Ark or discover the beautiful waterfalls hidden in the mountains.

KELA

Kela is at the heart of the history of Mali and it is recognized to be the center of the Mandingo language and its music.
It is also an effective prerequisite for a short stay with the griots, before continuing, perhaps, your discovery of Mali…
The library of the Mandé situated in the heart of the village, is a space of calm well protected. This will be a great opportunity to learn or to be entertained.
This place was used as a framework for the filming of famous singers such as Kelien Kassé Madi Diabaté, the traditional groups of Malinké and Moriba Diabaté, the son of the current leader of the Griot Dietene Madi Diabaté
From the top of the mountain, a splendid view on the surrounding plain excavated into the rock. According to the legend, it was the king of Siby who pierced the mountain with his sword to show his supremacy and power.
You can walk around the surrounding area, stroll between the mango trees and other lush crops, take a little expedition to the top of the Ark or discover the beautiful waterfalls hidden in the mountains.

MUSEE NATIONAl

An archaeological and Ethnological museum located in Bamako, the capital of Mali. It presents various permanent and temporary exhibitions on the prehistory in Mali: the costumes, the musical instruments, the ritual objects of the various ethnic groups living in Mali. The National Museum of Mali is the recipient of the 2007 Prince Claus Award, presented by Prince Constantin of the Netherlands, in homage to the work undertaken by the museum in preventing the looting and trafficking of cultural properties

ARTISANAT

ARTISANAT
Located right in the center of the city of Bamako, the House of Crafts is a place of history and tradition. There you can find leather shoes and a full range of other cultural items.
Crafts from all the regions of Mali are represented in a large market. Each part corresponds to a professional corps (weavers, leather craftsman traditions, jewellers, wood sculptors, Touaregs blacksmiths). The artisans work is done right before your eyes. You can order custom shoes with matching jewelleries or a leather bag to go with it. The techniques of the artisans are also highlighted throughout various wooden sculptures and other decorative objects.

SANANKOROBA

This name evokes the story of a brave Bambara hunter, N’Tji Traoré. From his native village of NIOKO, he went to the discovery of a better world, after his long adventure he decided to shelter at the foot of a large tree of the African savannah called the “Sanan”. Therefore, the name “Sanankoroba”: “At the foot of the great Sanan”.
Sanankoroba is now a large agglomeration of 10 000 inhabitants where a blended population of the Bambaras, the Malinkés, the Sarakolés, the Fulani, the Moors, the Sonrhaï, the Triankas and the Bobos, live in perfect harmony: There, is a great representation of the different Malian ethnic groups.
It is the capital of a community of 26 villages. It is also the capital of the sub-prefecture, which consists of three communes.

EXCURSION TO THE MANDINGO MOUNTAINS



8:00 AM

  • Depart For SIBY (60 Km From Bamako)
  • SIBY is the former province of the Empire of MALI in the 12th Century.
  • Visit on the way of the prehistoric cave of Kouroukorokallé, the panoramas of mountain formations and the small agricultural hamlet of FARABA.





10:00 AM

  • Arrival in SIBY
  • Tour of the market, ancient forges and climbing (on option) of the hill to visit the ark of Kamandjan, one of the Generals of Soundjata Keita, Emperor of MALI.
  • Continuation to Kangaba, capital of the Empire of MALI in the 13th century (100 km from Bamako).





01:00 PM

  • Arrival in Kangaba
  • Lunch at the Hotel Mandé





3:00 PM

  • Visit of the Sacred Square of the City of Kangaba





4:00 PM

  • Continuation to Kéla, Village of the Griots, 7 Km from Kangaba to attend the Folklore Event animated by the Griots.





5:00 PM

  • Back To Bamako


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