“Grand” because they have a wide horizon, both in geographical and cultural terms;
“Expeditions” because these special itineraries go beyond the usual, with style, competence, logistics of a real expedition.
Journeys where the adventure is not an end in itself, but aimed at discovery.
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IN MOROCCO AND THE WESTERN SAHARA PROVINCE, MAURITANIA, SENEGAL AND CASAMANCE, GAMBIA, GUINEA BISSAU, AND BIJAGOS ARCHIPELAGO, GUINEA CONAKRY, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA, IVORY COAST, GHANA, TOGO, AND BENIN EXPERIENCE a “Grand Expedition” that crosses the Sahara from north to south and reaches savannas, forests, coasts, and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. We will traverse the main natural, cultural and religious environments of the African continent. OR JOIN A LEG OF THE EXPEDITION. DEPARTURES: 19 November 2022 (North-South itinerary). Led by ALBERTO NICHELI 5 March 2023 (South-North itinerary) 18 November 2023 (North-South itinerary); PRICE FROM: 17174 €
MAURITANIA A new expedition through Mauritania, an itinerary that is the outcome of many years of research in the Sahara. The itinerary starts in Nouakchott, the capital of the country, and continues to Banc d'Arguin, one of the major migratory bird sanctuaries on earth. The Atlantic Ocean is calm sheltered by large banks, sailing on a wooden local Felucca to the bird's sites. Led by ALBERTO NICHELI DEPARTURES: 18 February 2023 16 December 2023 PRICE FROM: 5399 €
MAURITANIA This itinerary is part of the Full Expedition in Mauritania. A new expedition through Mauritania, an itinerary that is the outcome of many years of research in this part of the Sahara. The itinerary starts in Nouakchott, the capital, and continues for a brief visit to the highlights in Chinguetti and Ouadane. Chinguetti has a magical atmosphere, one of the most well-conserved oases in the whole Sahara. Led by ALBERTO NICHELI DEPARTURES: 22 February 2023 20 December 2023 PRICE FROM: 4684 €
SENEGAL, GAMBIA, GUINEA BISSAU, GUINEA CONAKRY, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA, IVORY COAST, GHANA, TOGO AND BENIN Start from Cap d’Almadine in Dakar, the western point of African continent. Continue South and East: The Gambia and his birds, Casamance and the animistic mask dances, the navigation through the Bijagos remote Archipelago, the discover of the less known part of Guinea Bissau with a “tribal concert” of the Griot: descendent of traditional musician and storytellers lineage uninterrupted from 12th century. In Sierra Leone a hidden trail brings to diamonds diggers sites and to the rare female masks... DEPARTURES: 5 March 2023 (south-north itinerary); 9 December 2023 (north-suth itinerary); PRICE FROM: 10756 €
MOROCCO, WESTERN SAHARA PROVENCE, MAURITANIA SENEGAL Experience the Sahara, the largest desert on earth, with a north-south crossing, off the beaten path, over virgin sand dune belts, continuing into the savannah... DEPARTURES: 7 April 2023 (south-north itinerary); 18 November 2023 (North-South Itinerary); PRICE FROM: 4435 €