Timbuktu Immersion Ideas

Immerse Yourself In Timbuktu’s Ancient & Mysterious Culture!

Let’s go from here to Timbuktu, considered to be a mysterious, faraway place by many! Once central to the extensive trading network that connected Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, this town was considered a world center for research and learning. 

Timbuktu is home to exotic food, arts, and entertainment. YOUR home can be, too! Check out our cuisine, drink, and music recommendations below.

Our Recommendations:

Your group will appreciate grazing on this Saharan charcuterie board comprised of cheeses, dried fruits and complemented with nuts and breads. Honey is essential, and dipping everything is encouraged! For an extra dose of authenticity, make some spicy meatballs with Harissa glaze. Find the recipe here.

Arid conditions, like the Sahara Desert, call for a soothing lemon ginger tea. The addition of honey offers a sweet touch. Known for enhancing feelings of relaxation and as a great tool for practicing mindfulness, this elixir may be just what your group needs for pooling their wits & intelligence. Find the recipes here.

Set the mood with our Timbuktu Spotify playlist. You’ll discover the Kora; an African lute-harp played on many songs. Enjoy Madan and its techno beats or the bluesy, uber-positive Ai Du with Ry Cooder about trusting and having faith in our fellow man. Slow things down with more of a love song in Yamore, or get a taste of classical music of the Mandinka tradition with Sabu Yerkoy (Thanks to God). Mainstream fans will relish the haunting All the Same where Dave Matthews lends vocals. Find our complete playlist here.