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Aaron King's Mali

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Mopti, Mali

The Dogon villages in Mali were one of my favorite experiences in Africa. These girls were part of a nomadic tribe that tend goats outside of the villages.

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Mali

In this small town in Mali:

There are no hotels but a friendly local may offer you a free place.

Everyone sleeps outside with the cool breeze because the concrete houses retain too much heat from the hot dusty days.

Children stay up late to...

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Mopti, Mali

We were driving along outside of a village when the driver stopped to talk to this man for a while. He was probably the best dressed man with a cow I've ever seen. He was happy to pose for a few photos.

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Mopti, Mali
Mali is bustling with history and culture. If you're heading into Dogon country, see if you can find out when Mopti is doing a mask dance. We stumbled upon this even by dumb luck, and it was one of the high points of the trip. I think the kids in...