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Hunting Cultural Treasures In African Rock Art

“Africa’s rock art is the common heritage of all Africans, but it is more than that. It is the common heritage of humanity.” ––President Nelson Mandela.

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“Africa’s rock art is the common heritage of all Africans, but it is more than that. It is the common heritage of humanity.” ––President Nelson Mandela.

Zimbabwe

“Africa’s rock art is the common heritage of all Africans, but it is more than that. It is the common heritage of humanity.” ––President Nelson Mandela. Sure you’ve seen the Big 5, but you haven’t really taken the ultimate adventure until you’ve hunted for African rock art.

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Get a window into thousands of years of African culture and identity, and since Africa
is known as the cradle of civilisation, gain a greater understanding of your own. Travel the continent and learn about nomadic people while exploring breathtaking landscapes filled with exotic wildlife in Egypt, Niger, Chad, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Finely detailed bichrome zebra. Mashonaland

Take a Zimbabwean journey with David Coulsen, a Paris-born 40-year resident of Africa. The British adventurer, photographer and archivist has rediscovered and documented more rock art sites across the continent than anyone else alive or dead. Ten to twelve-day itineraries take guests deep into the bush, peppered with UNESCO heritage sites and thousands of rock art displays.

Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe

Enjoy the added bene t of helping TARA (Trust for African Rock Art) safeguard this cultural heritage against vandalism before it’s too late. Kill two bucket list items––conserving the world’s cultural resources while on safari––with one stone, er, rock art trip. africanrockart.org/rock-art-safaris/

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© This article was first published in June-July 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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