Mopti’s port is a dynamic place, where boats from up and down the river unload their cargo. You’ll see slabs of salt from Timbuktu, dried fish, firewood, pottery, goats, chickens and much more.

One of the largest river harbours in Africa, Mopti location at the crossing of the Niger and Bani rivers is the starting point of many a fully loaded boat leaving for Timbuktu and other destinations.

Mopti houses a beautiful mosque, and the local market is well worth a visit, or stroll the streets and be surprised by the number of shops you’ll find. Apart from Bamako Mopti is your best chance to buy what you won’t see in the rest of Mali.

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