Timbuktu africa map. By joe lorang floyd summers and joshua zhu. It is located on the southern edge of the sahara about 8 miles 13 km north of the niger river. We can handle it. Trailfinders is a fully licensed professional travel company.
Timbuktu is a city in mali in west africa that was founded 1800 years ago. Airlines and destinations. How to get there. West africa is home to many of africas oldest kingdoms.
Its the place for you. Members of our staff are all certified by the travel industry council of ontario and have extensive international travel experience. Timbuktu french tombouctou city in the western african country of mali historically important as a trading post on the trans saharan caravan route and as a centre of islamic culture c. Africa lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades k 6 including geography trivia activities programs and thematic units map skills curriculum classroom and teaching ideas.
During europes middle ages it was home to a rich writing tradition that saw the creation of millions of. Timbuktu was a regional trade centre in medieval times where caravans met to exchange salt from the sahara desert for gold ivory and slaves from the sahel which could be reached via the nearby niger river. Gatb is an airport in timbuktu mali opened on april 15 1961. Travels the length and breadth of africa to chronicle the continents history from a firmly african perspective.
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