The Sahara is a beautiful area. Between 1981 and 1986, I was able to travel 3 times through the Sahara. Both, with friends and with my partner. In those days it was one of the last untouched areas of the world. And we had the feeling that every journey could be the last one.

It always took an enormous preparation to organize a Sahara crossing. One has to plan the itinerary, prepare the car and organize the logistic part of the expedition. That took a lot of time and it also involved a considerable travel budget. But I’m very happy that we used the possibility to travel trough the Sahara back then!

Unfortunately, today it is impossible to travel through the Sahara safely, because of the political situation. And you have never seen the Sahara really, because there is so much to discover and to learn about. But I’m still very happy that I was able to cross it three times. And I would like to share that experience with everybody who is interested in it. Below you can find the relevant links.

Here you can find more about the background of the journeys:

1981 Algeria and the Sahara, with the rock paintings on the plateau of Djabarèn

1986 Niger and the Aïr mountains, the untouched dessert

Direct to the photo galleries:

1981 Algeria and the Sahara, photo gallery

1986 Niger and the Aïr mountains, photo gallery