Often considered the 'Jewel of the Niger', Djenné is home to the world's largest mud-brick building, the Grande Mosquée. Almost every building in town follows the same traditional adobe architecture. About 5km (3 miles) to the south is the archaeological site of Djenné-Djeno (Old Djenné), founded around 250BC and one of the oldest towns in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mali things to see and do
Office Malien du Tourisme et de l'Hôtellerie (Tourist Office of Mali)
rue Mohamed V, Bamako, Mali
Tel: 222 5673.