This is getting peculiar. First, my apologies if I've offended, which was not my intent.
Second, there was another inquiry, perhaps on another forum, from someone asking for company on a trip starting at that time, leaving and returning to Togo after touring to Timbouktou. If it wasn't you, then there's someone out there in the internet ether whom you might want to talk with.
I responded to that earlier post. I didn't email; I stated my interest in a forum response, same as I have done here. I didn't hear anything in return. This puzzles me, but doesn't concern me unduly.
Hope that clarifies. Safe journeys!
(from Urique, Copper Canyon, Mexico)