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Light caravan - For one-day trips, the camel drivers leave behind bags, riding saddles, food and feed supplies at the camp. They will only ride the camels when the heat makes walking unbearable. - Niger / between Aïr and Ténéré / 1999
The great outdoors… - The caravan moves southeast, towards the endless Ténéré. - Niger / Ténéré / 2000
Touareg caravan - On their way to a distant water source, the caravan stop before nightfall, and then the camels are fed with the hay they carry on their packs. - Niger / Ténéré / Erg Izane / 2000
At the edge of the Ténéré, Chef Abakaoua leads the way.
Last efforts in the Ténéré before arriving at the well - Erg Izane / Ténéré / Niger
Aïr / Tagueït / The guide
In the desert, it is always the man of knowledge and experience who chooses the best route to preserve the resources of the caravan.
Aïr / The "taguella"
Cooking the taguella owes everything to the desert. The sand acts as an oven, heated by the embers of wood carried on camels.
Erg Izane / Getting into another world
The caravan is about to enter a mineral universe that is no longer the world of men but that of an intact nature where only the nomads know how to survive.
Ténéré / The long walk
Beyond the dunes of Izane, the massif of Tahmert will be the point of arrival in the evening of a long and beautiful day sailing through the Sahara.
Ténéré / Erg Izane / Stop in the shadow
No tree, no rock as far as the eye can see. For the rest of a few minutes, the only shadow is that of the camels, but they can only turn their backs to the sun.
Aïr / Tamgak / The relaxation
In the mountains, men finally find the time and the place of a real relax where water and fire get married.