Why You Should Visit The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Of Senegal

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Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes

This UNESCO site is the most recent addition to the list in Senegal. It includes three areas where the Bassari, Fula and Bedik peoples settled from the 11th to 19th centuries. In the area, you can find archaeological sites, ancient villages, and local people going about their daily lives in the same manner they have for hundreds of years.

Why you should go: It’s worth a visit to see the incredible landscape, which encompasses waterfalls and sacred forests, along with the traditional communities that still live there.

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