01
Aug
2018
RETURN ON IMPACT

Donations are a good start, suggests Francisca Kellett; but high-end travel has the ability to empower long-term philanthropy with immersive experiences that create lasting connections between travellers and the projects they fund – and these African suppliers are an example to follow.

Maame Adjei from Girl Going Places
18
Jul
2018
TRAVEL TO FIND YOURSELF

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?

Photo by Mario Purisic
04
Jul
2018
THE POWER OF UBUNTU

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.

Black Mambas – by Julia Gunther
29
Nov
2017
IS THIS THE NEW FACE OF CONSERVATION?

With a few exceptions, conservation has traditionally been seen as a man’s world. However, an emerging generation of determined African women are flipping the script and bringing new solutions to Africa’s conservation challenges. Diana Odero and Olivia Squire meet a few of these pioneers.

07
Nov
2017
MEET THE ANCIENT TRIBES ALONG THE OMO RIVER

Body-scarring, lip plates, mating dances and goat-value: Stanley Stewart finds that romance along the Omo River is a world away from overused chat-up lines…

01
Sep
2017
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ELDERS

The Founding Director of Uthando (Love) South Africa, We Are Africa’s community development partner, explains the sentiment behind Conversations With the Elders: a unique book that tells the heart-wrenching, yet truly inspiring stories of South Africa’s ageing black population.

11
Jul
2017
WHERE THE SAND MEETS THE SEA

Africa’s beaches offer everything from urban marketplaces and extreme sports to sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and deserted stretches of sand.

26
Jun
2017
WHO SHOULD DESIGN YOUR NEXT HOTEL?

From vegetable- dyed textiles and charmingly wonky ceramics to sleek lighting and avant-garde sculpture, Emma Love looks to Africa’s homegrown designers for her interior inspiration.

25
Apr
2017
REV UP FOR WE ARE AFRICA 2017 WITH GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION

To celebrate the power of transformative travel, Great Plains Conservation has pimped out a Land Rover and are journeying to We Are Africa 2017!

03
Apr
2017
MEET THE BRANDS THAT MAKE UP OUR 2017 INNOVATION ZONE

From must-have apps to HD video training, we think that this year’s Innovation Zone has what it takes to make your business better.

30
Mar
2017
UNCOVERING CREATIVE SPACE IN THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL OF ACCRA

Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city, Accra.

29
Mar
2017
WORD-OF-MOUTH: HOW TO USE OFFLINE BEHAVIOUR FOR ONLINE GAINS

The new hospitality landscape revolves less around brands talking about themselves and more around people talking about brands. Enter offline activities, communities and collaborations as hospitality’s new marketing strategy.

14
Oct
2016
THROUGH THE LENS: SWAZILAND

French globe trotter Marlène shares her memories and photographs of the beautiful, landlocked Swaziland.

26
Jul
2016
10 INSPIRING IDEAS FOR EXPLORING UNEXPECTED AFRICA

Keen to discover a side of Africa that you’ve never explored before? Here are ten inspiring ideas to get your unexpected Africa story started.

05
Jul
2016
PULLING THE THREAD

A new generation of designers are using traditional African craftsmanship to revitalise the fashion industry in Ghana and beyond. Eliza Anyangwe investigates in Accra.

09
Jun
2016
REALITY CHECK: IMPROVE RETURNS TO THE LANDOWNER

Rob Moffett, Managing Director at Ongava Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd considers the challenges facing conservationists…

07
Jun
2016
A LONG ROAD AHEAD, BUT LOTS OF COMPANY FOR THE JOURNEY…

Sharon Gilbert-Rivett, Marketing Consultant at Fair Trade Tourism, shares the lessons she learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.

26
May
2016
EVOLVE AND ADAPT

Ralf Buckley, International Chair in Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, shares the lessons he learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.

25
May
2016
REWILDING PERCEPTIONS

Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen from Nanofasa Conservation Trust tells us what she discovered at this year’s Conservation Lab.

20
May
2016
THE ROAD AHEAD

Camilla Rhodes from Abercrombie & Kent gives us her considered insights following the first Conservation Lab this month.

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