Timbuktu classified World Heritage by UNESCO
The mysterious, the pearl of the desert…
We do not talk about Timbuktu , it’s either we see it or not.
Located at the edge of the Sahara, hyphen between the Black Africa and Africa White, Timbuktu is steeped in history, rich in its specificities African Negro who were enriched by the Tuareg inputs and arabo-Berber, European, Muslim and Jewish.
The thousands of visitors, that Timbuktu welcomes all years, testify to the powerful attraction of this city, one of the sources of the black civilization.
“It has made dream René quail, Henri Bath, Gordon Laing
It has hosted and fed the great intellectuals of Islam and humanism of the XV th century.
Located at 907 km from Bamako and accessible by the aircraft, the road, the boat (Koulikoro – Kabara, city located 15 km from Timbuktu).
At the edge of the Sahara, Timbuktu has always a mediator between the cultures of the savanna and civilizations arabo-bèbères.
The “City of 333 saints,” “the mysterious city”, “Rome of the Sudan” or the “Mecca of the Sahara”.
Timbuktu is a place of passage for the salt caravans come from the North. It is an ethnic crossroads, a melting pot where to rub shoulders with cultures, customs and habits of various types.
Timbuktu is not tells not; it is visit.
Tourist sites to visit:
- Wells of Bouctou :Bouctou was an old lady who would have given his name to the city (Tin Bouctou means the well of Bouctou).
- The mosques of Djingareiber, Sidi Yahiya and Sankoré built in the Xvth century.
- The House of René curd, a French explorer,
- Crafts, jewelry, the tapestries of nomadic style,
- The AZALAI, arrival of the caravans of camels carrying salt from Taoudéni.