Rock Art Safari

Imagine travelling back in time to ancient civilizations, discovering their stories, beliefs, and artistic expressions through mysterious and captivating rock art. A Rock Art Safari offers a one-of-a-kind travel theme, taking you on a journey of discovery and wonder through some of the world's most remote and culturally rich landscapes.

Unravelling Ancient Mysteries: Rock art, dating back thousands of years, provides a window into the past, offering valuable insights into the lives of our ancestors. Witness the artistic talents and spiritual beliefs of ancient civilizations etched onto rocky canvases, waiting to be deciphered and appreciated.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Rock art sites are often tucked away in secluded regions, far from mainstream tourist destinations. Embarking on a Rock Art Safari allows you to explore remote and untouched landscapes, providing a sense of adventure and exclusivity.

Cultural Immersion: Engage with local communities living near these ancient sites, and gain a deeper understanding of their heritage and customs. Through interactions with indigenous tribes, you'll experience authentic cultural exchanges and witness traditions passed down through generations.

Diversity of Rock Art Styles: Rock art comes in various forms, including petroglyphs (engraved or carved rock surfaces) and pictographs (rock paintings). Each site boasts unique styles, showcasing the artistic diversity and creativity of ancient civilizations.

Connection with Nature: Rock art sites are often nestled amidst breathtaking natural landscapes, offering a harmonious blend of cultural and natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of desert canyons, rugged mountains, and pristine wilderness while uncovering ancient art.

Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Rock art sites are fragile and require conservation efforts to protect them for future generations. Participating in a Rock Art Safari contributes to the preservation of these significant cultural landmarks and supports local initiatives.

Professional Guided Tours: Expert guides well-versed in archaeology and anthropology accompany you on your Rock Art Safari. Their knowledge and passion bring these ancient stories to life, enriching your experience and providing valuable context.

Capturing Unforgettable Moments: As you witness ancient rock art amidst stunning landscapes, you'll have ample opportunities for captivating photographs, creating lasting memories of your unique journey. A Rock Art Safari offers a transformative travel experience, blending history, culture, and natural beauty. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the past, connect with diverse cultures, and marvel at the enduring legacy of our human ancestors. If you seek a travel theme that ignites curiosity and fosters a deeper appreciation for the tapestry of human history, a Rock Art Safari promises an unforgettable and enriching adventure.

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Namibia: Rock Art Safari

Embark on a captivating 12-day adventure through the heart of Namibia, where the ancient rock art of the Bushmen awaits discovery. This unique journey takes you deep into the unspoilt wilderness of Gamsberg and Mt. Barry, where you'll encounter a breath-taking landscape adorned with stunning granite rock formations and elusive White Rhino. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of Bushmen rock paintings, providing a fascinating glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of this enigmatic region. The expedition continues to the iconic Sossusvlei Lodge, where you'll witness the majestic beauty of Sossusvlei's red sand dunes and the surreal Dead Vlei. Capture the perfect shot of the world-renowned Dune 45, often hailed as the most photographed dune in the world. Discover the charming seaside town of Swakopmund, blending German colonial architecture with the striking desert terrain. Engage in a range of exhilarating activities, from quad biking to desert tours, and savour the cool sea breeze along the coast. Venture further into Damaraland and explore the renowned Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to over 2,500 Stone Age rock engravings. Witness the elusive desert-adapted elephants and mountain zebras that roam freely in this rugged landscape. In Etosha National Park, be mesmerized by vast open plains teeming with wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and more. Cap off this unforgettable journey at Mushara Bush Camp, a serene retreat just outside Etosha East. This expedition is a true celebration of Namibia's cultural and natural wonders, providing an enriching experience for adventurers and photography enthusiasts alike. Unearth the ancient mysteries of rock art and create lasting memories amidst Namibia's breath-taking wilderness. Join us for an unforgettable journey of discovery and exploration.

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Chad: Expedition to some of the most Beautiful Rock Art in the Sahara

David has been organising trips to northern Chad since the mid 1990s, sometimes to document new sites and sometimes to lead safari groups. Because of the large distances involved and issues of accessibility, we normally recommend the Ennedi as the optimum destination for a 2-3 week Sahara Safari. It is sometimes possible to charter a flight to the Ennedi, depending on availability. The Ennedi is a 17000 sq mile desert wilderness in the north east of Chad, consisting of eroded sandstone mountains, canyons, amazing rock formations, painted caves, giant rock arches and monoliths the size of New York skyscrapers. The Ennedi’s rock paintings and engravings open windows into the region’s distant past, revealing a time when the area supported large human populations with sophisticated cultures, as well as wildlife, thousands of years ago.

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