18
Aug
2017
ON THE HUNT FOR THE ‘REAL’ AFRICA

In response to the modern traveller’s desire for true immersion in a destination, African safaris are stepping up their game. Melissa Twigg looks at a few of the experiences going beyond mere observation to allow participants intimate access to the most extraordinary wildlife and terrain on the planet.

31
Jul
2017
MEET THE THREE NEWEST AFRICAN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

At the 41st annual World Heritage Committee session in Krakow, Poland, earlier this year, Unesco voted to add three more African sites.

13
Jul
2017
THE EMOTIONAL POWER OF RHINO NOTCHING

andBeyond and Great Plains Conservation’s new rhino notching project is an entirely new experience of giving, as well as a wonderful example of putting competition aside to achieve conservation success.

31
May
2017
NOT ONE STORY: CAPE TOWN’S LITERARY REVOLUTION

Now home to two of the most important literary festivals in Africa, Cape Town is fast becoming the publishing hub of the continent.

20
Apr
2017
GO ON A GASTRO SAFARI WITH NAMIBIA EXCLUSIVE

Namibia Exclusive is taking the safari focus away from the animals and directing it towards the talents of local chefs, waiters and lodge managers.

07
Apr
2017
LIFE AT SOUTH AFRICA’S LION SANDS

Melissa Twigg reflects on how Lion Sands today is an altogether sleeker affair than it was back in 2004 when she was a receptionist for the lodge.

31
Mar
2017
WILDERNESS WILDLIFE TRUST USES TOURISM TO PROTECT ZIMBABWE’S WILDLIFE

Wilderness Safaris has launched the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, an independent entity supporting wildlife management, research and education projects.

15
Mar
2017
AFRICAN CINEMA TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT AT BURKINA FASO’S FESPACO

Celebrating diversity, Burkina Faso’s FESPACO film festival aims to bring together the brightest and best from Africa’s fast-growing film industry.

27
Feb
2017
COLIN BELL ON HIS LATEST LAUNCH, BOTSWANA’S SABLE ALLEY

We talk to Colin Bell about his latest venture, Sable Alley, located in an extraordinary, and completely uninhabited, part of Botswana.

08
Feb
2017
BEYOND THE BEACH ON THE ISLAND OF MAURITIUS

Any visitors to Mauritius, an island nation about 2,000 miles off the coast of Africa, need to explore further afield than piña coladas and infinity pools.