Niger river is Mali's lifeblood and nowhere more so than in Mopti.
Here it serves as a transport artery usually deep enough to
transport goods and people to Bamako, as a source of water suitable
for just about any use, washing cars and clothing, fishing, bathing,
A bustling market
town with chaotic shops along the waterfront and, most important of
all, a very comfortable hotel with a proper restaurant, bar, air
conditioning and a swimming pool! It is also conveniently
close to Bandiagara and the Dogon Country.
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