Safeguarding the common heritage of humanity
Safeguarding Africa’s ancient rock paintings and hunting cultural treasures; Andaman’s
latest resort Taj Exotica opens a window to the region’s eco-diversity; Indulgences on Gladden, an island sanctuary in the middle of Belize Barrier Reef; Zuri Zanzibar’s private garden pods and lazy hammocks up the game for East Africa; Conrad Maldives makes it possible to sleep with the fishes; Capella Shanghai’s
shikumen townhouses show off their traditional architectural styles; Gucci’s one stop venue in Florence for its eclectic inspirations and designer cuisine; Hotel le Saint Paris,
Paris’s seduction at its best; Experience music with an edge at Stockholm’s Hosoi; Nomad in Los Angeles brings Old Hollywood glitz to the to the Instagram world; Sydney’s spectacular harbour front living in Billyard and ringing the glam up in Paramount House.
“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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the added benefit 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/
Reptilian human figures Painting of a fish appearring to emerge from the rock. Mashonaland Matobo hills Finely detailed bichrome zebra. Mashonaland
Balancing rocks outside of Harare Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe