The Tuareg warriors, of Niger Africa have been in the news so much of late, with due cause, to understand more about this complex and amazing people, an about Niger, it is important to have some back story. David Adams traveled through Niger and with Tuareg in his Journeys to the Ends of the Earth, In an article he wrote about his Journeys David says the following about searching for a Tuareg guide to help him cross the Ténèré;
” These are not people you’d want to mess with. Only 18 months before I arrived they were in full, armed rebellion against the Niger government. So if you want to travel the desert and survive, you are going to need their help—which is why I’ve got to go 200 miles to Timia, a place famous for its camel races. It’s there that I’ll find the people I need to get across the Ténèré. On arriving in Timia, I find legendary warriors who, with their robes and turbans covering everything but their eyes….”
To read the rest of Davids gripping an informative adventure, see more photos and watch a video about Niger please click here.
All photos are taken by David Adams