This haji will take about a year to complete and is a long treacherous journey. Since we will be traveling with a lot of gold we have to be prepared to defend Mansa Musa and his riches. Mansa Musa is very wealthy and important therefore protecting him is an extremely necessary job.
To hold most of the gold camels were taken along on the haji. The rest of the gold was taken by slaves. There is a lot of gold to carry about 1 billion dollars so there was a lot of camels that went on the haji. This was the reason the soldiers were taken on the journey to protect and ensure that the gold og the ing is not taken.
Being a soldier on this magnificent haji has been taxing! Making sure that that Mansa Musa and all of his gold is safe can be a dangerous job.
We occasionally stopped at small towns within Mali that were not particularly nice places. We stopped there mainly to check up on important resources such as salt and gold. This was because in order for the trade to be successful we needed a lot of those products.
Mansa Musa was very generous with his wealth. We would stop at small towns and visit the poor and sick. He would graciously give them gold like it was worth nothing. His generosity was heard about all over the world and we became more well known and has more visitors by the day.
When we arrived at Cairo Mansa Musa immediately went to the extravagant market that Cairo was so well known for. Mansa Musa had plenty to spend and Cairo plenty to buy so that resulted in our stay to become long. We ended up staying in Cairo for three months. He spent so much during this time he managed to lower the price of gold!