Established by the nomadic Tuareg as early as the 10th century, Timbuktu is home to a diversity of people from different Mali communities. The city was once considered an intellectual and spiritual capital for Islamic missions in the 15th and 16th centuries. It offers a convenient meeting spot for west and north African peoples, and the city is considered the home of written scholarship and knowledge in Africa. There is an institute in the city that is dedicated to commemorating the written history of the region, acting as home to many historic documents. It is assumed to have had one of the first universities in the world, with 25,000 students back in the 1400s. The Djinguereber Mosque, Sankore University, and Sidi Yahya mosque are all popular attractions to visitors.
Currently we do not have any sample itineraries of custom tours to this destination.
Click here to contact us and we would be happy to discuss possibilities
Stay in the know: Subscribe to our newsletter to have our hand-picked trips & specials delivered to you!
Please enter a destination