Of Sand and Ocean

On the road to Black Africa. The only way from Maghreb to Guinea

Recent years’ political turmoils made the Sahara region mostly off limits for any Western person aiming to travel from Maghreb to the heart of Africa on a land route. The only viable itinerary today starts from Morocco and pass through Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea Bissau.

It’s a long journey mostly on Sahara sand, finding its end in the Atlantic Ocean. Along this path you can read a lot between the lines of colonialism history and discover the relations between the Muslim-Arabic world and the deepest, black Africa, where ancient religious practices survive the ones brought by strangers.