Born in 1954, Achill Moser studied economics, African studies and Arabic in college. For many years, he lived among various nomadic peoples in Africa and Asia. He has traveled through 28 deserts around the world by foot and by camel. He now lives in Hamburg, where he works as a freelance journalist, photography and lecturer. His travel articles have appeared in Geo, Stern, Spiegel, Merian, and other periodicals. He has published over 20 books.