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.

25
Jan
2017
FIVE HOT AFRICAN HOTEL OPENINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017

Afrophiles are in luck, with five highly-anticipated African hotel openings pencilled in on our calendar over the next eight months.

06
Jan
2017
CAPE TOWN’S FOODIE REVOLUTION HEADS FOR THE HILLS (OR WINELANDS)

The gastronomic transformation of the countryside around Cape Town means many foodie tourists are heading to the Cape Winelands.

19
Dec
2016
EXPERIENCE UNTOUCHED AFRICA IN MADAGASCAR

An island apart, Madagascar provides a gentler version of life by comparison to its African neighbours and an opportunity to marvel at otherworldly wildlife.

07
Dec
2016
MOTHER CITY’S RUIN? HOW CAPE TOWN IS BECOMING THE GIN CAPITAL OF AFRICA

Cape Town bars are including South African-made gins on their menus: no surprise as the world wakes up to the juniper-based delights of the Cape.

09
Nov
2016
NEW AFRICA PRIDE AT LAGOSPHOTO

Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria, taking place until 21 November. Melissa Twigg investigates.