Forthcoming Expeditions

All expeditions are organized in a small group format, with minimum 6, maximum 12 participants. Dates are tentative, subject to confirmation from all participants, as well as receipt of permits and visas!

Suggested itineraries are flexible, may be adjusted based on inputs from participants. On the trips, we will hold a discussion each evening to decide on next day's plans, where all reasonable wishes and suggestions will be considered.

Please click on photos or dates to see planned itinerary, dates & participants.


    June 2018 Expedition
The Rock Art of Namibia
CONFIRMED

Breaking with the format of previous expeditions to the Brandberg, this trip will provide a complete overview of all the important rock art bearing localities of Namibia, including the paintings of the Spitzkoppe, the Erongo Mountains, the lower Brandberg, plus the engravings of Twyfelfontein and Peet Albert Koppie. We will be staying at lodges and camping grounds along the way, while the focus will be on rock art, there will be ample of opportunities to enjoy the amazing Namibian landscape and nature, including a two day visit to Etosha Park.
 

    November 2018 Expedition
Tassili N'Ajjer (Algeria)
CONFIRMED

A two week expedition is planned with vehicle support to visit some of the more remote parts of the Tassili N'Ajjer region, including the Algerian Tadrart and the Oued Tasset - Oued Aharhar region of the south-central Tassili. This trip will not involve any longer walks or physical strain, is suitable for everyone with an interest in desert landscapes and rock art. During the trip we will visit several areas that count among the most beautiful desert scenery anywhere in the Sahara.
 

    February 2019 Expedition
Somaliland & Bir Nurayet (Sudan)
TENTATIVE

The main objective of this trip is to visit the amazing rock art sites of Laas Geel in Somaliland, plus a number of other similar sites in the Hargeisa - Berbera districts. The Somaliland visit may be combined with an expedition to Bir Nurayet in the Eastern Desert of Sudan, a large site with numerous cattle pastoralist engravings. The onward and return journeys also offer the possibility to visit some of the prime Meroitic sites along the Nile valley.
 

    March 2019 Expedition
Jebel Uweinat (Sudan)
TENTATIVE

Following the successful and problem-free November 2017 expedition to Uweinat arranged from the Sudanese side, a further expedition is planned along the same route. We will access Uweinat via the quickest and easiest route, leaving the Nile road in the vicnity of Soleb, and plan to spend ten days in Karkur Talh, visiting the principal sites, plus doing some surveying in the remaining blank spots. Depending on particpant's abilities and fitness we may do one or two seriuos treks to the upper parts of the mountain.
 

    May 2019 Expedition
Trekking in the Upper Brandberg (Namibia)
TENTATIVE

The Upper Brandberg is one of the richest rock art landscapes of the African continent, with hundreds of pristine sites in a unique high altitude savana setting. On this expedition we plan to make two traverses accross the mountain to see prevously unvisited sites and areas, while at the same time offering an opportunity to see some of the finest sites on the mountain. The treks will be physically demanding, with the need to carry a heavy backpack on a very difficult rocky terrain.
 

    June 2019 Expedition
The Rock Art of Namibia
TENTATIVE

This trip will provide a complete overview of all the important rock art bearing localities of Namibia, including the paintings of the Spitzkoppe, the Erongo Mountains, the lower Brandberg, plus the engravings of Twyfelfontein and some more remote sites. We will be staying at lodges and camping grounds along the way, while the focus will be on rock art, there will be ample of opportunities to enjoy the amazing Namibian landscape and nature.
 

    November 2019 Expedition
Oued Djerat (Tassili N'Ajjer, Algeria)
TENTATIVE

A ten day camel supported trek is planned to traverse the entire length of the Oued Djerat with its wealth of engravings. We will complete the roughly 120 kilometre trek in 8 days a fairly easy 15 kilometres per day on average with the camels carrying all the weight. The trip will start in Illizi, and the trek will end at Imirhou, with possible other add-ons depending on what areas of the Tassili n'Ajjer plateau will be open for visit then.
 

    February 2020 Expedition
Ouri Plain (Eastern Tibesti, Chad)
TENTATIVE

The Ouri Plain along the Eastern side of the Tibesti Mountains offers some of the finest rock art to be found anywhere on the African continent. It requires a very long and diffcult journey to get there, making it the least known and least visited region in the Sahara. Following up on our 2017 expedition, this itinerary will visit a good cross-section of the finest sites, as well as attempt to survey some remaining unexplored areas.
 

    April 2020 Expedition
Ancient Persia (Persepolis & Fars Province, Iran)
TENTATIVE

Following our exploratory visit in March 2016 we plan to return to Iran, with a focus on the monuments of Ancient Persia (Achaemenid & Sassanid empires) mainly in Fars Province (around the city of Shiraz). Our itinerary will allow for much more time at the monuments than on regular tour packages, with a possibility to re-visit some of the most important localities in differing lighting conditions. This trip will go ahead with a minimum of six participants.
 

    November 2020 Expedition
The Ennedi (Chad)
TENTATIVE

The Ennedi Plateau in Eastern Chad is located on the southern fringes of the Sahara, the eroding sandstone towers along its southern edge create one of the most dramatic landscapes anywhere on Earth. The region is extremely rich in rock art, and while the mainstream sites are well known, many important localities have not been seen by anyone since their discovery in the nineteen fifties. On this expedition we will make a visit to the magnificent engravings of Niola Doa, with the remaining time spent along the South-western part of the Ennedi (the Faya region), visiting some of the prime prehistoric and natural sights, and also attempting to re-locate some of the lost sites.
 

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