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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
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.
Africa’s beaches offer everything from urban marketplaces and extreme sports to sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and deserted stretches of sand.
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.
To celebrate the power of transformative travel, Great Plains Conservation has pimped out a Land Rover and are journeying to We Are Africa 2017!
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.
Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city, Accra.
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.
French globe trotter Marlène shares her memories and photographs of the beautiful, landlocked Swaziland.
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.
A new generation of designers are using traditional African craftsmanship to revitalise the fashion industry in Ghana and beyond. Eliza Anyangwe investigates in Accra.
Rob Moffett, Managing Director at Ongava Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd considers the challenges facing conservationists…
Sharon Gilbert-Rivett, Marketing Consultant at Fair Trade Tourism, shares the lessons she learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.
Ralf Buckley, International Chair in Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, shares the lessons he learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.
Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen from Nanofasa Conservation Trust tells us what she discovered at this year’s Conservation Lab.
Camilla Rhodes from Abercrombie & Kent gives us her considered insights following the first Conservation Lab this month.