Set Departures

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  • D.R. of Congo: Rare ethnic groups and colonial heritage D.R. of Congo: Rare ethnic groups and colonial heritage
    Itinerary designed to visit the three natural and cultural areas of DR Congo; Kuba Kingdom, Congo River, and Atlantic Coast.  The idea is to share some time with the different ethnic groups. To do so we will sleep near the villages in missions and tented camps where a professional cook will serve warm meals inspired in local and international cuisine. We will go from one tribal area to the other with domestic flights, minibus, 4x4 vehicles, pirogues, motor boats and train.  The trip will be led by an experienced anthropologist and a team of local guides that will serve as translators to communicate with the tribal people. Itinerary designed to visit the three natural and cultural areas of DR Congo; Kuba Kingdom, Congo River, and Atlantic Coast.  The idea is to share some time with the different ethnic groups. To do so we will sleep near the villages in missions and tented camps where a professional cook will serve warm meals inspired in local and international cuisine. We will go from one tribal area to the other with domestic flights, minibus, 4x4 vehicles, pirogues, motor boats and train.  The trip will be led by an experienced anthropologist and a team of local guides that will serve as translators to communicate with the tribal people.
    Aug 16, 2021
    20 Days
    7200
  • Gabon: Adventure in the heart of the African jungle Gabón: Aventura en el corazón de la selva africana
    Route to understand Gabon. We will explore the unknown interior, with colonial towns stopped in time, unexplored caves and traditional tribal societies. We will combine the visit to human groups with excursions to national parks and reserves to observe jungle fauna. Ruta para entender Gabón. Exploraremos el desconocido interior, con pueblos coloniales parados en el tiempo, cuevas inexploradas y sociedades tribales tradicionales. Combinaremos la visita a grupos humanos con incursiones a parques nacionales y reservas para observar fauna de selva.
    Sep 03, 2021
    12 Days
    4000
  • Angola: Southwestern Tribes and Tchokwe Territory Angola: Tribus del Suroeste y territorio Tchokwe
    Route designed to explore the remote southwest of Angola and live with different traditional ethnic groups from that desert region. After exploring the south, we will continue to the border of the Congo to meet the Tchokwe people, their art and dances. We will travel with domestic flights and minibus. Ruta diseñada para explorar el remoto suroeste de Angola y convivir con diferentes etnias tradicionales de esa región desértica. Tras la exploración del sur seguiremos hacia la frontera del Congo para conocer al pueblo tchokwe, su arte y danzas. Nos desplazaremos con vuelos domésticos y minibús.
    Sep 24, 2021
    18 Days
    3750
  • Pakistan: Expedition to Baluchistan Pakistán: Expedición al Beluchistán
    Route designed to explore the most interesting corners of Baluchistan. We will start by the coast of Makran, we will cross by boat to the unknown island of Astola and from the coast of the Sea of Rage we will penetrate into the heart of tribal and nomadic Baluchistan. Contrast of landscapes, always dry and hard but of great beauty. After several days of living with the nomadic tribes, we will arrive to Quetta to catch the train that will take us to the fertile valley of the Indos River to start the way back. Baluchistan remains a last frontier. After 4 years working in Pakistan, the Last Places team has obtained the necessary contacts and permits to visit this rebel province with security guarantees. The tour will be done in 4x4 vehicles, minibus in the cities, and we will travel by domestic plane and train for the longer journeys. Ruta diseñada para explorar los rincones más interesantes de Beluchistán. Empezaremos por la costa de Makrán, cruzaremos en barco hasta la desconocida isla de Astola y de la costa del Mar de rabia penetraremos en el corazón del Beluchistán tribal y nómada. Contraste de paisajes, siempre secos y duros pero de una gran belleza. Tras varios días de convivencia con las tribus nómadas, llegaremos hasta Quetta para coger el tren que nos llevará hasta el fértil valle del río Indos para iniciar el camino de vuelta. Beluchistán sigue siendo una última frontera. Tras 4 años trabajando en Pakistán, el equipo de Last Places ha conseguido los contactos y permisos necesarios para visitar esta provincia rebelde con garantías de seguridad. El recorrido se hará en vehículos 4x4, minibús en las ciudades, y nos desplazaremos en avión doméstico y tren para los trayectos más largos.
    Nov 01, 2021
    17 Days
    4500
  • Nigeria: Yoruba Culture and Hausa Emirates Nigeria: Cultura Yoruba y Reinos Hausa
    Last Places has designed an itinerary to understand Nigeria, Africa’s most diverse country in cultural terms. With the help of an anthropologist that has studied several Nigerian ethnic groups we will learn about their daily live and taboos. The trip will evolve from the tropical Southwest to the dry North. First we will explore mighty Lagos and the Yoruba culture. Then, we will cross the Niger River and plunge into an isolated territory with several unique tribal groups that still practice body and facial tattoo and scarification. The trip will end in the Hausa Emirates, whose architecture is a treasure with deep rooted traditions that we will unveil. Last Places ha diseñado un itinerario para conocer Nigeria, uno de los países africanos más diversos en términos culturales. Con la ayuda de una antropóloga que ha estudiado varios grupos étnicos de Nigeria, aprenderemos sobre su estilo de vida y sus tabús. El viaje empezará en el suroeste tropical para terminar en el norte, mucho más seco. Empezaremos explorando la impresionante cuidad de Lagos, de cultura Yoruba. Posteriormente, atravesando el Río Níger nos adentraremos en un territorio mucho más inhóspito habitado por varios grupos étnicos que aun practican tatuajes y escarificaciones faciales y corporales. El viaje terminará en el Emirato Hausa, cuya arquitectura es un tesoro con profundas raíces tradicionales.
    Nov 27, 2021
    12 Days
    2650
  • Sudan: Ethno-photographic route Sudán: Ruta Etno-fotográfica
    Itinerary designed to discover the most fascinating regions of Sudan. We will start in the Nubian desert, following in the footsteps of ancient civilizations forgotten by the centuries, we will continue through the border region of Kassala where we will enjoy very authentic tribal markets and we will end in the mythical Nuba Mountains, a region closed to tourism for decades and that will allow us to discover unique cultures and landscapes. We will travel in 4x4 vehicles and sleep in hotels, guesthouses and camp in the Bayuda desert and in the Nuba Mountains. Itinerario diseñado para descubrir las regiones más fascinantes de Sudán. Empezaremos por el desierto de Nubia, tras los pasos de antiguas civilizaciones olvidadas por el paso de los siglos, seguiremos por la región fronteriza de Kassala donde disfrutaremos de mercados tribales muy auténticos y acabaremos en los míticos montes Nuba, región cerrada al turismo durante décadas y que nos permitirá descubrir unas culturas y paisajes únicos. Nos desplazaremos en vehículos 4x4 y dormiremos en hoteles, guesthouses y acamparemos en el desierto de Bayuda y en los Montes Nuba.
    Dec 10, 2021
    14 Days
    3550
  • Mauritania: Nomad tribes and Sahara Heritage Mauritania: Nomad tribes and Sahara Heritage
    Mauritania is a wild land of spectacular deserts and sand blown historic towns, picturesque oases and nomads living in goat hair tents, eking out an existence in the way of their forefathers and adhering strongly to the traditions of the Sahara of old. This unique trip takes you to a country that has been little visited by travelers in recent years, full of hidden gems that will excite even the most experienced traveler. We start in the capital Nouakchott and head to Adrar region, where we hope to meet nomadic groups and learn about their lives here in one of Africa’s most unforgiving landscapes. The highlights of this trip are saved until near the end as we visit the historic towns of Ouadane and Chinguetti, once important centers of scholarship that played an important role in the trans-Saharan caravans of old. Here we discover ancient mosques, crumbling citadels and wander the sandy streets, soaking up the Saharan atmosphere and almost travelling back in time. On our way back to Nouakchott we spend our final night in the delightful oasis of Tergit, with its lush palm groves and springs. An exciting, unique and surprising trip through an utterly captivating land. Mauritania is a wild land of spectacular deserts and sand blown historic towns, picturesque oases and nomads living in goat hair tents, eking out an existence in the way of their forefathers and adhering strongly to the traditions of the Sahara of old. This unique trip takes you to a country that has been little visited by travelers in recent years, full of hidden gems that will excite even the most experienced traveler. We start in the capital Nouakchott and head to Adrar region, where we hope to meet nomadic groups and learn about their lives here in one of Africa’s most unforgiving landscapes. The highlights of this trip are saved until near the end as we visit the historic towns of Ouadane and Chinguetti, once important centers of scholarship that played an important role in the trans-Saharan caravans of old. Here we discover ancient mosques, crumbling citadels and wander the sandy streets, soaking up the Saharan atmosphere and almost travelling back in time. On our way back to Nouakchott we spend our final night in the delightful oasis of Tergit, with its lush palm groves and springs. An exciting, unique and surprising trip through an utterly captivating land.
    Dec 16, 2021
    8 Days
    2680
  • South Sudan: Last wild country in Africa South Sudan: Last wild country in Africa
    Itinerary designed to visit the three ecosystems of South Sudan and its most traditional ethnic groups: Nile River, Lafit Mountains and Kapoeta Plains. The idea is to share some time with the different tribal groups. To do so we will sleep near the villages in comfortable tented camps where a professional cook will serve warm meals inspired in local and international cuisine. We will go from one tribal area to the other with 4x4 vehicles driven by professional drivers that know the terrain as the palm of their hands. The trip will be led by an experienced guide that will serve as translator to communicate with the tribal people. Itinerary designed to visit the three ecosystems of South Sudan and its most traditional ethnic groups: Nile River, Lafit Mountains and Kapoeta Plains. The idea is to share some time with the different tribal groups. To do so we will sleep near the villages in comfortable tented camps where a professional cook will serve warm meals inspired in local and international cuisine. We will go from one tribal area to the other with 4x4 vehicles driven by professional drivers that know the terrain as the palm of their hands. The trip will be led by an experienced guide that will serve as translator to communicate with the tribal people.
    Dec 27, 2021
    12 Days
    4090
  • Kenya & South Sudan: Exploration of Ilemi Triangle Kenya & South Sudan: Exploration of Ilemi Triangle
    Ethno-photographic trip to Ilemi Triangle in southeastern South Sudan, on the border with Kenya and also with Ethiopia. Ethno-photographic trip to Ilemi Triangle in southeastern South Sudan, on the border with Kenya and also with Ethiopia.
    Jan 07, 2022
    11 Days
    4000