Travels Through Central Africa To Timbuctoo; And Across The Great Desert, To Morocco Vol. 1

By: Rene Caillie
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Travels through Central Africa to Timbuctoo and across the Great Desert to Morocco" is a captivating account authored by René Caillié in the early 19th century. Comprising two volumes, with this summary focusing on Volume I, the narrative unveils Caillié's extraordinary journey through uncharted territories during 1824-1828. Vol. I introduces Caillié's ambitious mission to reach Timbuctoo, a fabled African city. Despite daunting challenges and danger, he embarked on a daring expedition, determined to unveil the mysteries of the African interior. Caillié's narrative offers a firsthand exploration of diverse cultures and landscapes, and also obstacles encountered throughout his expedition. The book chronicles his daring encounters with indigenous tribes, their customs, and also the harsh realities of the arid Saharan Desert. Facing extreme weather conditions and constant peril, Caillié's resilience and other one adaptability are evident as he navigates treacherous terrain. With vivid descriptions, Caillié documents the culture, history, and socio-political dynamics of the regions he traverses. His account provides valuable insights into the African societies and their traditions during the early 19th century. In Volume I, Caillié's gripping tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey, brimming with adventure, discovery, and personal determination. His remarkable achievements serve as an enduring testament to the human spirit's boundless curiosity and tenacity, transcending geographical and cultural boundaries.

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Rene Caillie

The book "Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo and Across the Great Desert to Morocco," written by the French adventurer René Caillié, describes his amazing expedition through West Africa. Caillié embarked on a risky voyage across the deserts and jungles of West Africa in 1824 from Senegal. The famous city of riches known as Timbuktu was his ultimate destination. Along the voyage, Caillié had to overcome several difficulties, including sickness, starvation, and the threat of robbers and dangerous animals. He persisted nevertheless, and his accomplishment of becoming the first European to reach Timbuktu earned him worldwide recognition. Caillié gives a thorough description of his travels in his book, including the geography, history, and traditions of the people he met along the route. He also offers a thorough examination of Timbuktu, covering its marketplaces, architecture, and distinct way of life.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 338Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359396419
  • ISBN-13:9789359396415
  • Item Weight: 507g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.7mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Travel / General