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The Kabadougou region

PRESENTATION
The tourist region of Odienné marked by the passage of René CAILLE, is composed of the administrative regions of Folon and Kabadougou. This part of the Ivory Coast which forms the Denguelé district is rich in crafts, culture and history

INFRASTRUCTURES
Odienné has an airport and is served by local air AIR COTE D'IVOIRE

POPULATION
The regions of the kabadougou and the folon are inhabited by the Malinkés who arrived in waves, in the 15th - 16th century. These people emigrated to Cote d'Ivoire, during the fall of the great empire of Mali. 
 
TOURIST SITES AND ATTRACTIONS
Odienné et Samatiguila
Odienné and Samatiguila The museum (tomb) of Vakaba Toure in Odienné Vakaba TOURE conquered the kingdom of Nafana founded in the eighteenth century. The new kingdom took the name of Kabadougou. Vakaba Toure is a "war chief" Malinké, founder of the town of Odienné, in the north-west of Cote d'Ivoire, close to both Mali and Guinea. Its very Modest tomb is located in the center of the city and is not the object of a particular cult.

The Denguelé massif Sacred mountain
mystical and imposing, Mount Denguelé culminates at 806 m. The presence of animals of various species in its caves is noted. It is from this mountain that emanates the name of the region.


The monument of Tiemé in honor of René caille
The box where RENE CAILLE has stayed, reached by a scurvy and immobilized by a wound in the heel. He was cared for by an old woman. It was in 1827.

The traditional hunters of Niamasso
Impressive troop of traditional hunters dreaded in the region for their mystical powers.

The caves of Lossogo
These are caves for the extraction of gunpowder. It was also the powder magazine of Samory TOURE.

The sacred lake of Semé
In a limpid marigot swim enormous sacred catfish that rush to the surface like to wish you the traditional YDENSE (good arrival in Malinké). They embody the soul of the inhabitants of the village.

Samatiguila
A very ancient religious center that has radiated on Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Ghana, and Guinea with its 28 Koranic schools, its famous prayer place and its sacred mosque. Samatiguila, is a high place of pilgrimage. There are the remnants of war that served in the Sofas of Samory TOURE. Dances of the Folon and Kabadougou region 

Danses de la région du Folon et du Kabadougou
THE N'ZOLO: The dancers are dressed with the wires of bags (plastic) and dance to the sound of tam-tam, girls and boys while lying on the ground. 
THE YAGBALE DJIDOUNOUN  dances to the sound of a gourd reversed in the water of a basin played, sung and danced by the women. 
THE DONZO-GONI is the dance of the hunters (Dozo), sung danced by the initiates to the sound of the kora played by a donzo. Traditional dancers of southern kambirila Group of dancers dressed superbly with beautiful ornaments. They are famous in the region for the rich repertoire of their traditional dances. 

Where to sleep

Hotels in Les Frontières 
Hotels in Romani du Lac Savane 
Hotel la Primature 

Hotel les Harmonies 
Hotel Guest House

 

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