The centrepiece of the Extended East Route. The only walled town below the Sahara. Said to be one thousand years old, the walls stand since the XV Century. Come into the Arab Middle Ages in Africa. Live a few days as your ancestors might have, in a unique UNESCO world heritage site. Photoes 1,3,4,5,7 and 19 by Alberto Vascon, 18 courtesy Gianni de Angelis, 33-45 Marco Pierobon, seventh mission to the Kundudo.