Hotel Djenne Djenno

Doteme Tolo, Djenne, Mali | Hotel
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Paradise of the devil

A travel blog entry by choy


The next day our plans took us to Djenne. Not far off, we arrived in the early afternoon, after crossing the Ban river with a small ferry. The arabs namned the city Djenne, which is variation of adjenne, meaning paradise. They meant it ironically, since it was the home of animist or hethens in their view. So it was the paradise of the devil …

A mud hotel in a mud town and bogolan buying

A travel blog entry by sueblueginger


With two crates of bottled water on the roof of our rusty taxi, we set off on the two and a half hour drive to Djenne, a World Heritage town sitting on an island in the Bani River, where all the buildings are made of mud. We followed the tarmac road, went through two police checks, and passed large herds of cattle and goats. There were few other …

Mud mosque

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

From Bamako we headed west. We left at 2pm (19th) but only drove 150km before we bush camped for the night.
Bamako sprawls quite a way out before running into farmland. Distinctly poorer as you head out of the city centre with ramshakel shops, dirt streets and rubbish everywhere. Lots of villages after leaving the city with the countryside being quite different to the north - cropping and quite ...


A travel blog entry by phileasfarx


After a week in Bamako, during which Pete arrived, we headed north to the island town of Djenne. Djenne is home to the world's largest mud-built building. In fact the whole town is built of mud. Such a fact or description would normally not be considered an attractive one I will concede. However, this is a very special place.

We arrived at the river crossing at sunset and watched dusk settle (quickly) while slowly drifting on the ferry across ...

Its pronounced Jennay !

A travel blog entry by zeeshanv


The next morning at 6 a.m., I was on my way to Djenne. The town of Djenne (derived from Janna in arabic which means paradise) was as significant as Timbuktu for trade during its time. It took me some effort to get there as there are no direct buses that go there. After 6 hours of travel, the bus from Bamako dropped me off at a carrefour close to the town. From there I had to hitch a ride to the town itself. I reached Djenne late afternoon, tired and broken. In ...

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