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.

THE SHORTLIST

RISE AFRICA

DESIGN AFRICA

EXPERIENCE AFRICA

CONSERVE AFRICA

ENGAGE AFRICA

SHAPE AFRICA

MEET THE JUDGES

Caitlin Carter

Caitlin Carter

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.

Anton Crone

Anton Crone

Anton is the editor and CEO of adventure travel website Safarious.com, bringing Africa’s wilderness story to a worldwide audience and help travellers reconnect with the wild.

James Delaney

James Delaney

James is a Johannesburg-based artist and founder of jamesonsafari.com

Siv Ngesi

Siv Ngesi

Siv is a sought after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC, Producer and a social media sensation.

Sarah Ord

Sarah Ord

Sarah Ord 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.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018?

The Awards will be announced at Zeitz MOCAA: the buzzing, beautiful epicentre of contemporary African art and culture and the continent’s most prestigious museum, located on Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. Judged by an elite group of Africa’s brightest minds, expect a magical evening on Tuesday 15 May, with incredible installations, delicious cuisine and some very special surprises.

LAST YEAR’S WINNERS

Congratulations to all of the 2017 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.

  • Awards - Conserve Africa
  • Awards - Design Africa
  • Awards - Engage Africa
  • Awards - Experience Africa
  • Awards - Rise Africa
  • Awards - Shape Africa
  • Awards - Support Africa