A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
Chloé Capel is a field archaeologist who specializes in the medieval history of northern and western Africa. She earned her Ph.D. in medieval archaeology from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and has been a lecturer in Islamic Arts at Paris's Ecole du Louvre for ten years. Chloé has taken part in archaeological expeditions across the Sahara in Egypt, Mauritania, Ethiopia, and Niger. She currently works in Morocco, where she participates in several ongoing archaeological projects, including excavations in the caravan city of Sijilmassa. She also co-directs the archaeological excavations of Aghmat, which was a powerful and thriving medieval city located close to present-day Marrakech.
David Scott Silverberg is a geographer working on conservation projects spanning six continents. His mix of exploration, research, and digital photo-video storytelling has been popular with National Geographic travelers for many years. A National Geographic grantee and a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Asia Society, David was the executive science director at Earthwatch Institute, set up and managed Boston University environmental field research programs in British Columbia and eastern Africa, and was a founding White House staff member for AmeriCorps. David has worked in more than 100 countries, manages the Environmental Learning Institute, and teaches at several international universities.