Travels of Ibn Battuta
A 75,000 mile travel of 44 countries.
By: Caleb Cisneros
Battuta was born in Tangier and
left for his long journey at twenty-
one years old. He set off for the
pilgrimage to Mecca. He crossed
the continent Africa and reached
Cairo the capital of Egypt.
Battuta travel’s included crossing through the Mamluk
Battuta left from Cairo down to
‘Aydhab to go sightseeing, then
came back up to Damascus then
down to Mecca where he made
his pilgrimage. Instead of going
home he thought of adventure
and headed to Persia for an
even longer tourist travel.
Dangers of the African Desert
Some of the dangers that Battuta encountered
• Camel robbers- Battuta said, “The Divine Will
diverted them and prevented them from doing
• Lack of food and water
• Heat flashes during the day and severe cold
during the night.
Amazing sights on Battuta’s travels
One of the things he saw
was the Pharaoh’s
Lighthouse. It is one of the
ancient wonders of the
He also saw the pyramids in Egypt, which is another
wonder of the ancient world. Battuta was amazed
with these pyramids.
The Dome of the Rock is considered to be the third
holiest place in Islam. One prayer here is equivalent
to 500 times the prayers in any other mosque
except for the Haram Mosque in Mecca and the
Prophet's (An-Nabawi) Mosque in Medina. It was
built in 687 A.C. by Caliph Abd al-Malik.
Ibn Battuta travel summary
• Ibn Battuta travels overland from Algiers to Tunis
• Ibn Battuta leaves Tunis with the annual pilgrim caravan to Mecca
• He arrives at Alexandria
• He leaves for Cairo via Damietta
• He leaves Cairo to Syria and Jerusalem
• He leaves Jerusalem to Damascus
• He leaves Damascus with caravan to Mecca
• He visits Medina’s holy sites.
• He made his travel from Medina to Mecca
• Instead of going home Battuta heads for a life of adventure, so he starts his new travel into Baghdad to
Persia, though he will return to Mecca three more times.
• He returns to Mecca with the Baghdad pilgrim’s caravan.
• Ibn Battuta leaves Mecca for the port of Jedda and a voyage down the Red Sea to Yemen
• Ibn Battuta travels on to Ta'izz and San'a
• Ibn Battuta sails along the east coast of Africa
• Then he sails to Mombasa
• Ibn Battuta returns to Yemen
• He arrives in Oman
• Ibn Battuta Came into the city of Hormuz, then by land and crossed a desert to get to Khunjubal
Travel summary continued
• Ibn Battuta arrives in Jedda then leaves for Mecca to escape from the Bubonic plague.
• He stayed in Mecca for four months. With death all around him he felt that he should go home.
• He left from Mecca to Egypt then took a small boat and went to Tunisia, where he traveled over land.
• He arrived at Tenes and he went overland to Morocco, here he learned that his mother had died several
• He arrived in Tangier and visited his mother’s grave. But restless again he went to the city of Ceuta.
• Sailing from Morocco, Ibn Battuta lands in Gibraltar and travels to Ronda
• Ibn Battuta arrives in Granada
• Ibn Battuta leaves Andalusia and returns to Morocco
• Ibn Battuta prepares to cross the Sahara
• Ibn Battuta reaches the Niger river, which he mistakenly believes to be the Nile
• Ibn Battuta arrives at the city of Mali and spends eight months their to make observations.
• He leaves Mali and arrives in Timbuktu
• He leaves Timbuktu for Gogo
• The sultan of Morocco ordered him to come back to Morocco
• He last arrived in Fez ending his 29 year journey.
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Important people on Battuta’s
• Sultan of Tabriz, Persia.
• Sultan of Yemen
• Sultan of Somalia
• Abu'l-Muzaffar Hasan, the sultan of Kulwa
• Abu Muhammad, the sultan of Oman
• Sultan of Birgi, who shows him an asteroid
• Sultan of Bursa, Orkhan Bek
• Uzbeg Khan
• Ibn Battuta traveled 75,000 miles, three
times longer than Marco Polo.
• He spent 29 years on this journey
• He met many rulers
• He faced death many times yet he still lived
• In my opinion he was the greatest traveler in