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Bandiagara Escarpment Travel Pleasures

13. March 2013


Bandiagara Escarpment Travel Pleasures
The Bandiagara Escarpment is a beautiful escarpment in West Africa. Located in Mali in Dogon, this is a sandstone cliff rising above the height of 500 metres just above the sandy stretch in the south. Extending for a length of around 150 kilometres, the entire escarpment area is today inhabited by the people of the Dogon group. Earlier the Toloy and Tellem used to live here prior to the Dogons. In 1989, the Bandiagara Escarpment got the recognition as a World Heritage Site from the UNESCO. This sandstone cliff range extends from the southern part of Mali to the north east and stretches for at least 200 km. It goes up to the Grandamia massif. The Hombori Tondo is the highest peak of the escarpment and is located at Mali at a height of1, 115 metres. It has great archaeological, geological, and  [...]

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