The We Are Africa Innovation Awards celebrate the very best in independently minded, brilliantly executed travel ideas
Far more than just an award, each trophy is our way of saying thank you – for challenging perceptions, for creating the boldest, bravest experiences and, above all, for setting a sky-high standard in African luxury travel.
After receiving hundreds of amazing entries, our expert judging panel deliberated and carefully selected the 2019 Innovation Awards shortlist. Winners will be announced on 14 May at the Innovation Awards Parade and Party. Remember to come dressed bold and colourful.
MEET THE JUDGES
After 20 years of safari work and conservation academia, Caitlin decided to go out solo as a Business Advisor across the industry, and now advises industry players from all sides of the conservation and safari business.
Sarah heads up an international design practice in Cape Town that offers colourful interior solutions and product to the modern aesthete. She is also a part owner of The Stack, a private members club and brasserie.
Itumeleng is a tourism and wine-marketing specialist and owner of afri-centric Tourism Consulting.
James is well known in the industry as the Joburg guru, where he works downtown as an artist. He’s also founder of safari reference site jamesonsafari.com
Andrew is the CEO of the Wildlands Conservation Trust – one of South Africa’s most significant environmental organisations. He is known as a pioneer, disruptor and innovator in the environmental sector.
LAST YEAR’S WINNERS
Congratulations to all of the 2018 winners, each of whom have accomplished the most inspiring, unexpected achievements in high-end African travel. While every member of the tribe is a winner in our eyes, the below brands stood out against the rest and were declared victors, as voted for by our tribe of African travel brands, buyers and press.