Western North Africa

The Mahgrib

4 facts

North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the african continent. Some researchers have postulated that North Africa rather than East africa served as the exit point for the modern humans who first trekked out of the continent in the Out of african migration. The Atlas Mountains , which extend across much of Morocco , northern Algeria and Tunisia , are part of the fold mountain system that also runs through much of Southern Europe . They recede to the south and east, becoming a steppe landscape before meeting the Sahara desert, which covers more than 75% of the region. The sediments of the Sahara overlie an ancient plateau of crystalline rock, some of which is more than four billion years old.

3 thing he did/saw

After riding through the mountainous interior of Morocco, Ibn Battuta arrived at the busy trading city of Tlemcen. From there he set off onto a pilgrimage trail through an area where few people lived. Finally he caught up with a caravan of other travelers including pilgrims like himself.