ULTIMATE EXPEDITION MARRAKECH-BISSAU, SHORTER ITINERARIES

ULTIMATE TRANS-SAHARA & BLACK AFRICA EXPEDITION.
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A journey from south to north (or north to south) , in unique ever-changing landscapes.

These itineraries are the outcome of many years of research on the field: going through all these different eco-systems we encounter the main natural, cultural and religious “milieu” of the African continent.

A great variety of landscapes, cultures, and nature is reflected in the choice of different transport means, using always the best one to fully enjoy the environment.

CULTURE – Local authentic cultures. In the south, sacred forests where traditional animistic religions are still practiced, fetish and shrines in remote villages, tribal kings and dancing masks, then Dakar, the most cosmopolitan Western African metropolis. From Moorish nomads and camel herders to fishermen at the edge of the desert and by the ocean. Legendary Reguibat and Sahrawi nomads of the still untamed Western Sahara (currently annexed to Morocco), the most isolated Berber villages and the last cave-dwelling families.

HISTORY – We will meet “timeless” men and women and visit “historical” sites such as Bolama (an ancient Portuguese town now vanishing into the forest), Dakar, Goré (the slave-trade island), Saint Louis (the first capital of the former French West African Colonies), Dakhla (the ancient capital of Rio De Oro) and then, at the end, Marrakech, the traditional terminal of caravans coming from Black Africa through the Sahara Desert – there could be no better station to end our expedition.

NATURE – Along the “uncertain border” between water and land, our journey from south to north follows the migratory route of birds – a constant and discreet presence all along our trip – and pays a visit to the  richest bird sanctuary of West Africa.

  • Duration: 8 to 23 days
  • Guide: English, Italian, French
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MARRAKECH-DAKAR

Morocco – Mauritania – Senegal

From Marrakech, crossing the remote mountains of Djebel Sarhro, to the undiscovered Western Sahara and the high dunes of Mauritania and to the Savannah of northern Senegal.

DAKHLA-BISSAU

Morocco- Mauritania- Senegal- Guinea Bissau.

Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea Bissau. From Western Sahara to Bissau and the Bijagos Archipelago. Dunes and the remote oasis of Mauritania, savanna, forest and islands.

Local, authentic cultures: legendary Reguibat and Saharawi nomads of the still untamed Western Sahara, currently part of Morocco. From Moorish nomads and camel herders, to fishermen at the edge of the desert and Atlantic Ocean. In the south, sacred forests where animistic traditional religions are still practiced, fetish and shrines in remote villages, tribal kings, dancing masks and initiations in the sacred Archipelago.

MARRAKECH-DAKHLA

Morocco

Western Sahara, the Dra Estuary and the mountains of Djebel Sarhro, still inhabited by heirs of an ancient “troglodyte” civilization.

DAKHLA-DAKAR

Morocco- Mauritania- Senegal.

Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal: from Rio de Oro to Senegal, via the remote Oasis of Mauritania.

A “peaceful north to south raid” in a unique changing landscape. From the Rio de Oro in Western Sahara to the high dunes of Mauritania and to the Sahelian savanna of northern Senegal.

Local authentic cultures: from Moorish nomads and camel herders of Mauritania, to fishermen at the edge of the desert and Atlantic Ocean and African farmers in Senegal.

DAKAR-BISSAU

Senegal – Guinea Bissau

From Dakar to the forest of Casamace, ending with the Bijagos Archipelago to discover tribes and ancient animistic rituals in a unique tropical environment.

(Note: the terms Western Sahara and Rio de Oro are used as geographical denomination and not as political denominations, these territories are part of the actual Morocco).

 

MARRAKECH-NOUAKCHOT

Morocco – Mauritania

The complete Trans-Sahara experience. On the caravan route from Marrakech to the Rio de Oro, exploring the Western Sahara (Morocco)

DAKAR-MARRAKECH

Senegal – Mauritania – Morocco

From the Savanna of Senegal to the ultimate Trans-Sahara crossing via the lost oasis of Mauritania, Western Sahara, Dra estuary and troglodyte mountains

NOUAKCHOTT-MARRAKECH

Mauritania – Morocco

Trans-Sahara experience via the lost oasis of Mauritania, Western Sahara, Dra estuary and troglodyte mountains

DAKHLA-MARRAKECH

Morocco

Western Sahara, Dra estuary and Troglodyte Mountains

BISSAU-DAKHLA

Guinea Bissau – Senegal – Mauritania – Morocco

From the Savanna of Senegal to the ultimate Trans-Sahara crossing via the lost oasis of Mauritania

BISSAU-DAKAR

Guinea Bissau – Senegal

Bijagos Archipelago Animistic tribes: Mask dances and rituals in Black Africa, Dakar Saint Louis and bird sanctuarie. From the forest to the savanna. In Guinea Bissau and Senegal: islands, rivers, forest and savanna

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