As one of Mansa Musa's trusted Ferbas, I was excited for this long journey ahead. His hajj would be one of the most significant times in his life and I was happy to be there for it. We started in Timbuktu, and somewhat close to the Niger river too. Many camels were drinking from it and preparing to get moving. We would head to the mines for gold, and then the hajj would begin.
We safely got to Niani with our salt and gold loaded on the camels. This wouldn't be easy, but spirits were still high. 60,000 people were on this trip with us, however me and only a few others were this high in rank. Mansa Musa had chosen me to come on this journey with him, it was an honor and was determined to keep him safe.
We arrived in Walata after 500 miles of restless trekking. But still, our pilgramage was going well. We were able to get food and water, and excited to offer our salt and gold to townspeople. It had taken 25 days to get here and many more to come, but still we would make it to Mecca
After Walata came Taghaza, Mansa Musa decided to build a school here, for the uninformed people to get an education. Also, we gave them much gold and salt, although they had a mine. Our journey had been going well despite our dangerous crossing of the Sahara, Allah had been guiding us well. Then came Tuwat which also went smoothly, although it wasn't very memorable since we knew Cairo was coming up soon.
In Cairo, I had gotten an offer from a fellow ferba of a rebellion against Mansa Musa himself, according to him some other ferbas at home were already plotting. Of course I refused, and told some other faithful guards of Mansa Musa to stop them. Despite the minor, but quickly shut down threat, our trading went well. We also ran into some Arabic writers who promised to retell our journey.
Finally, after over 3,000 miles of hard long hiking, we made it to Mecca. We had traded so much of our gold and salt, and built many mosques and schools along the way. We were all relieved and proud of Mansa Musa for his work, after all he was brilliant. If someone does end up reading my experience of the Hajj, I wish the Allah guides you well as It did for us.