Guildford Travel Club Presents

Africa’s Forgotten Frontiers

16th February 2021

Reza Pakravan

The Speaker

Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, explorer and filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share tales of his daring journey to the wild lands of tense frontiers, enduring traditions, and meeting some of the most fascinating and diverse people on Earth. A belt of land stretching across the southern boundary of the Sahara desert, the Sahel spans the width of Africa, from Senegal to Somalia, and is home to some of the harshest conditions on the planet, where the effects of climate change are most felt and rebel uprisings are common. In his high-energy, adventure-packed talk, Reza reveals his fascination for the Sahelian cultures and his challenges of travelling as the locals do. From Senegal to Somalia – from the Dogon Hunters in Mali to the Wodaabe nomads in Chad.

Reza Pakravan is an explorer, filmmaker and writer. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a recipient of the Explorer Award from the Scientific Exploration Society. Find out more about Reza and his travels by visiting his website.

Wodaabe woman, Chad
Djenné mud mosque re-plastering, Mali
A tricky path