Can't wait to go on the Hajj especially with the rich Mansa Musa. My pilgrimage will be tough as we have to cross the Sahara to get to the holy land Mecca. Hope full I am assisting a griot so I can learn more on this journey.
I'm in awe of the magnitude of the caravan. I heard there were over 60,000 people, I and many other slaves tend to the camels while other slaves like myself help Mansa Musa directly and carry gold, one of Mali's most valuable resources. Besides that the Sahara is larger then expected, it stretches past where the eye can see and we have to where masks to cover are faces with the constant sandstorms, I know see other peoples concerns.
As we travel further through the Sahara conditions are harder as many sandstorms plague us. We did stop in the city of Goa to get salt which is our currency in Mali, we used to it to pick up resources for the carravan as we make our way to Mecca.
Egypt's culture is rich but Mansa Musa has shown his wealth by giving out gold.He gave so much gold he cause inflation in Cairo.
What a journey from Timbuktuu, crossing the Sahara and thousands of miles was hard, but as a muslim it is requiered that I go on my Hajj.
This journey and caravan has showed the world of Mansa Musa's wealth and has out the Mali Empire on the map, thus being a successful.