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 sometimes organised through TARA's safari partners, Royal African Safaris.

See images of a recent customised trip to the Aïr Mountain region in Niger here.

Contact us if you are interested in any of the trips listed below.

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Expedition to the Central Sahara - Tibesti Mountains - Chad
The Last Frontier
In November 2017, in support of TARA's mission, David Coulson will lead an expedition to northern Chad's Tibesti Mountains, the highest mountains in the Sahara Desert (3315m), to document ancient rock art sites. The 3 week land expedition will leave the capital, Ndjamena on Nov 4th and return to Ndjamena on 24th and there is an opportunity for 3 or 4 people to join the safari. This expedition is now fully subscribed.

For further information on future safaris to northern Chad, please contact David Coulson at TARA or Eunice

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Botswana trip, date TBD: This would be a one week safari to northern Botswana featuring 3 days in the Tsodilo Hills World Heritage and rock art site (camping) and 3 days at a camp in the Okavango Delta. Prices on request (see Botswana rock art gallery).

Gabon trip, 25 February - 10 March 2018: This would be a one week to 10 day trip to the Lope Okanda World Heritage Site, a remote tropical/riverine wilderness featuring rock engravings and wildlife. Provisional cost per person is $9,500 subject to size of group (see Gabon rock art gallery).

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When David Coulson, world-renowned rock art expert and founder of the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA), re-visited Zimbabwe, he was thrilled anew at the scope and quality of the rock art in the country, and newly motivated to share these artful insights into the past with fellow enthusiasts.

Rock art is widespread throughout Africa, and Zimbabwe’s collection is particularly remarkable. Rock art represents the continent’s history and opens a window onto thousands of years of culture and identity, which is fascinating in itself, but the wonderful thing about Zimbabwe is that this warm and welcoming country also offers incredible scenery and fantastic wildlife viewing and walking opportunities.

The Zimbabwe Rock Art Adventure itinerary combines what David considers to be the best of Zimbabwe’s rich rock art collection with an adventure that highlights many of the natural wonders of this beautiful country. Check out our Zimbabwe rock art gallery.

Click here to download Zimbabwe Rock Art Adventure itinerary (PDF)

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