19
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: HOW ULTIMATE SAFARIS FUEL CONSERVATION THROUGH EXPERIENCES

Innovation Awards season is well underway – so ahead of this year’s ceremony in May, we’re catching up with last year’s victors. First up: Ultimate Safaris, creators of wonderful Namibian itineraries (and worthy winners of the Experience AFRICA award).

19
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: TIME + TIDE & THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

For one tiny community in Zambia, disabilities were a source of shame and confusion; until the Time + Tide foundation broke down barriers, winning hearts, minds – and the ENGAGE Africa Award 2017. We caught up with them one year on.

19
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: ROYAL PORTFOLIO’S THE SILO HOTEL

It’s less than a year old, but we already can’t imagine Cape Town without MOCAA – or The Silo Hotel. Designed by Royal Portfolio, their masterwork won them the 2017 DESIGN Africa award. In the run-up to this year’s Innovation Awards, we caught up with them to talk African identity and how destinations should steer designs.

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06
Feb
2018
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT: WHAT LAST YEAR’S JUDGES WANT TO SEE AT THE 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS

To kick the We Are Africa Innovation Awards proceedings in 2018, we caught up with our last panel of expert judges to get the low-down on 2017’s entries: what impressed them; what moved them; and what they thought was missing… (Hint: now’s your chance to fill that void!)

09
Nov
2017
TACKLING THE MILLENNIAL MARKET: SHARE THE AFRICAN LOVE, THEN SHARE IT ON INSTAGRAM

Richard Holmes spoke to Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, a thought leader in destination marketing, about the importance – and impact – of millennial travellers in Africa.

12
Sep
2017
AFRICA’S FIRST RADISSON RED OPENS FOR BUSINESS

After months of planning, construction and ‘curating’, Radisson RED Cape Town throws open its doors today. We chatted to Irish-born ‘curator’ Dale Simpson about what sets Cape Town’s newest hotel apart.

27
Jul
2017
CHATTING COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION WITH SAMWEL BROWN LENGALAI

Samwel ‘Brown’ Lengalai is a proud Samburu and popular guide at Loisaba Tented Camp. We chat about his journey in tourism and role as a community ambassador.

22
Jun
2017
TALKING COMMUNITIES AND CONSERVATION WITH CHRISTABELLE PEECH

The subject of how to successfully and sensitively integrate local communities into conservation efforts was a recurring theme at the 2017 Conservation Lab. We caught up with Christabelle Peech, who works on behalf of The Hide Community Trust, The Hide Safari Camp and Hwange National Park, to get her take.

14
Jun
2017
DR RICHARD LEAKEY INSPIRES AT FUSE

Hit play on Dr. Richard Leakey’s INSPIRE talk at FUSE, We Are Africa’s inaugural un-conference.

30
May
2017
UNCOVERING ETHIOPIA WITH SIMIEN LODGE’S NICK CRANE

Ethiopia is one of the most talked-about African destinations of 2017. Simien Lodge’s Nick Crane tells us what Ethiopia has to offer the modern traveller.