Rock Art Safaris

Rock Art Safaris

TARA regularly organises safaris in support of its mission into African rock art areas, also known for their spectacular landscapes, rich wildlife and nomadic people. We have previously led safaris to Egypt, Niger, Chad, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

The safaris we offer can be broadly divided into customised safaris which are tailored to the needs of specific individuals or groups, and survey expeditions where individuals have the opportunity of accompanying a TARA survey team to a specific country or region. Customised safaris are also sometimes organised through TARA’s safari partner, Royal African Safaris.

See the full range of upcoming rock art safaris below and contact us through David Coulson,, or Eunice if you are interested in any of the Rock Art Safaris featured.

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The 7,000 year old Dabous Giraffe carvings, west of the Air.Two x 1 metre high warriors engraved on granite - 1000BC.Looking out over the Tenere from the Air Mountains.

2020 Rock Art Safaris

Zimbabwe Rock Art Safari

May, 2020: Between 19th and 31st May 2020, David Coulson will be leading another rock art Safari in Zimbabwe, in collaboration with Pierre Jaunet of Catalina Safaris (Harare-based). During this time the group (6-10 people) will visit several exceptional rock painting sites in north and eastern Mashonaland after which they will make their way south through southern Mashonaland stopping at several other important sites before visiting the famous ruins of Great Zimbabwe.

The last few days of the trip will be spent in the Matobo Hills (UNESCO World Heritage Rock art site) which has some of the most important sites on the African continent, and one of the oldest.

Please contact David Coulson at <> for more information including a pdf brochure of the trip.

Namibia Rock Art Safari

Aug/September, dates TBD: Our planned rock art safari to Namibia for 2019 has been postponed until late August or early September 2020, dates to be determined. This will be a 2 week rock art safari to Namibia with a group of between 6 to 8 people. More information following but please contact us if you have an interest. Cost will be approx. €4,750 depending on group size. Click here for a sample itinerary pdf.


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Morocco Rock Art Safari (possible)

Dates TBD: We are also looking forward to organising a Morocco rock art safari if there are people interested. More information available on demand. Likely itinerary will start in Marrakech and take us over the Atlas Mountains via Ouarzazate and then in a loop through the Atlas foothills, stopping at some exceptional rock art sites and staying at little hôtels as we go. Contact David Coulson at <> for more information and to indicate your interest.

Sahara Safaris in 2020

Oct/Nov, dates TBD: TARA plans to organise Sahara Safaris again in northern Niger (Air Mountains) and in Chad’s Ennedi Mountains in October or November 2020. More information is available on request.

See a news report of a recent trip to the Air Mountains in Niger’s Sahara: post and images here.

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