STORIES FROM WE ARE AFRICA, THE AFRICAN CONTINENT & AROUND THE GLOBE
Weeva’s sustainability management platform helps tourism properties track, measure, and report on their sustainable operations in one central platform. So
At We Are Africa 2023, The Sarara Foundation won the Extraordinary Commitment award which recognises the efforts of a company
Welcome to special bonus episodes of Weeva’s climate podcast series, Funny Old World, where your hosts Juliet Kinsman and Simon
The Kalahari is a massive stretch of land, covering over 900,000 square kilometres of Southern Africa. Defined by its unique
We Are Africa invited the tribe to Encounter the Extraordinary at this year’s eighth edition. Looking at the many facets
The core ethos of We Are Africa challenges outdated travel tropes in African travel. Each year high-end travel brands gather
We Are Africa’s official Community Development Partner, Uthando (Love) South Africa, is a non-profit company and Responsible Tourism initiative with
The We Are Africa Awards returned in honour of the tribe that made achievements across four unique categories in African
Last year was a bumper year for travel, we saw borders fully open and revenge travel take off, but what
Located in the Horn of Africa Ethiopia is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, as well as its
In December 2022 the World Travel and Tourism Council brought together an alliance of over 150 companies that represent the
We recently celebrated International Women’s Day on the 8th of March and wanted to highlight the incredible accomplishments of women
From working Africa’s signature animal prints to the pure practicalities, renowned African safari-lodge designer Abi James gives us the low-down on the safari lodges with the most up-to-the-minute interiors, and the secrets behind their success.
Come December 2018, prepare to say hello to Magashi Camp – a conservation-driven project spearheaded by the combined efforts Wilderness Safaris, the Rwanda Development Board and African Parks. Find out how this high-end masterpiece will be blazing a new safari trail around Akagera National Park.
In honour of National Women’s Day in South Africa, hear the stories of three special ladies making a big splash in South African tourism.
As Africa’s first major museum of contemporary African art, Zeitz MOCAA was making headlines way before its opening in September 2017. Does it matter than such empowering moment for the continent was conceived by a German, asks Heather Richardson? Its namesake certainly doesn’t think so.
From speciality coffee to empowered local artisans, James Davidson unpacks up-and-coming Rwanda’s capital and tells us how it is exceeding the expectations of all who encounter it.
When even maps are biased, James Davidson discovers how a rebellious historian, Afrofuturists and a Marvel superhero can cut through propaganda and prejudice to expose a lie in the name of equality and empowerment.
Despite being inhabited by 12 per cent of the world’s population, Africa accounts for just three per cent of its airline traffic. Richard Holmes investigates why Africa’s skies are comparatively empty – and what the travel industry can do about it.
From the art of turning waste food into five-star food to what really lies beneath an island holiday, each of this year’s SPARK speakers held the FUSE crowd spellbound, sparking discussions that lasted far longer than their presentation. Watch them back here…
The perfect mélange of a family-friendly escape and winelands luxury, Boschendal Farm is raising the bar for guest experience for both locals and foreigners alike. Richard Holmes fills us in on their recipe for success.
Soul-searching needn’t be reserved for epic, faraway adventures, argues Kate Hamilton – getting to know yourself starts much closer to home. But what does that mean for people who historically view all travel as a non-essential luxury, and how can the travel industry empower Africans to explore their own continent?
South Africa is leading the charge with the trend for locally sourced, culturally relevant dishes, writes Melissa Twigg; but when educating and delighting diners has the added benefit of empowering local producers and alleviating pressure on the environment, it’s no wonder the rest of the world isn’t far behind.
African airline connectivity has increased in the last year as more and more African flights are spreading their wings across the continent. Get the latest on the air block from Richard Holmes.
There’s no one in African politics quite like Tshekedi ‘TK’ Khama – which is why he made for a sensational speaker at FUSE 2018. We caught up with the man himself after his roof-raising keynote for a fascinating discussion on conservation models and the future of travel in Africa.
The word Ubuntu translates as ‘humanity’ – a sense of belonging, consideration, trust and respect for one another. Juliet Kinsman examines how we should consider this a cornerstone when creating life-enhancing environments — both for those who work in travel, and the people taking trips.
Richard Holmes reports on the lodges in the far-flung corners of Africa who’re bringing the fun and sustainable factor to gobbling your greens by growing their own produce in the African bush.
News of Africa is spreading stateside, and US travellers are now more important for the Motherland’s tourism industry than ever before. But how can Africa engage this evolving target market? Richard Holmes investigates.
Relive the magic of FUSE 2018 and press play on Tshekedi ‘TK’ Khama’s rapturous keynote speech.
Working to a ‘quadruple bottom line’ that takes into consideration financial, social, environmental and spiritual aspects, HM Design promotes eco-design with a difference. Heather Richardson finds out why founder Hitesh Mehta believes community empowerment is the key to long-term architectural sustainability.