Pilot, Robert Gannon with his Cessna 182, Lucky Lady Too, in Timbuktu. Timbuktu is located in sub-Sahara Africa at the top of the Niger River bend. It's the terminus of a camel caravan route that has linked West Africa and the Mediterranean since medieval times. Between 1588 and 1853 at least 43 Europeans tried to reach this fabled city; only four made it. The Tuarge nomads are highly individualistic and distinctly different in both cultural and racial terms from the majority of Malians. They established Timbuktu in the early 1000's.
Bob Gannon will be available for speaking engagements upon his return from circumnavigating the globe. Contact us for details.
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