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The main reason that I decided to go with the organized tour to Senegal was a visit to Bassari country.


They live in remote places but of course, not as remote that we couldn't get there. But it was quite tiresome trekking. All inhabitants came to meet us, the chief of the villages told very interesting stories from history and legends. There came an old woman, they told she was 108 years old, how could they know? The visit of tourists is for them the occasion to show their original products and to sell something. Unique were the masks that are worn in initiation celebrations. Usually, I do not buy anything, but here I bought a mask and two wooden figures.

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The village on the map.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11651 W: 123 N: 29601] (139340)
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