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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.
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.
Filling up with water for people and camels at the Takarit well. (Oued Takarit / Aïr / Niger)
Last efforts in the Ténéré before arriving at the well - Erg Izane / Ténéré / Niger
The great outdoors… - The caravan moves southeast, towards the endless Ténéré. - Niger / Ténéré / 2000
Guelta of Agamgam - Among volcanic walls, clan chief Abakaoua leads his camels to a drinking hole and its amazingly fresh, cool water.
Entering 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 can survive.
Niger - Aïr - Erg Izane - 2002
In the Aïr, the guide searches on foot for the best passage for his caravan through the dunes.
Niger - Aïr - Erg Izane - 2000
In the morning light
Caravan in the Temet wadi.
Niger - Aïr - 2003
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
Crossing the Tagardet pass in the Aïr mountains.
At the edge of the Ténéré, Chef Abakaoua leads the way.
Arrival at the Kel Tédélé camp site.
Exploring - Like a Scout leader, Abakaoua explores the narrow passage that leads to the top of the dunes of Ifiniyane.
The only possible way - In a narrow canyon, the caravan of camels examine the only passable route through the rocky chaos. - Abri Ilem / Niger / Aïr
Guelta of Enghar - Probably the coldest water in the Aïr! The sun never shines into the depths of this rock cleft on the trail to Toufouchi. - Niger / Aïr / 2001