5 -min. read 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.
4 -min. read 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.
5 -min. read 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.
8 -min. read 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.
4 -min. read 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.
4 -min. read 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.
6 -min. read 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?
3 -min. read 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.
5 -min. read 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.
4 -min. read 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.
< 1 -min. read 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.
6 -min. read With its high-value, low-volume policy, Botswana is a ‘jewel of Africa’ in more ways than one; but with the government working closely with the tourism industry and reinvesting a third of profits to empower conservation, its model is one other countries could afford to follow, says Melissa Twigg.
5 -min. read Yup, you heard us right: Vogue Africa is on the way, and now Condé Nast are talking logistics. Get the latest from Melissa Twigg.
4 -min. read Wellness and fitness are dominating the world over – and now they’ve reached the African safari scene. Richard Holmes gives us the low-down on how the industry’s pioneers are bringing wellbeing to the bush.
8 -min. read The #MeToo movement is empowering females the world over… Or is it? Lisa Davidson investigates the unique set of challenges faced by women in Africa – and discovers a host of everyday heroes fighting their own personal battles on the continent.
5 -min. read Wanuri Kahui founded AFROBUBBLEGUM to empower an altogether more fun, fierce and frivolous view of Africa. Katie Palmer finds out what’s really important from the woman herself.
3 -min. read On Monday the We Are Africa tribe journey to Spier Wine Farm to energise ideas at FUSE, African travel’s first un-conference in partnership with RISE, the rebirth of Zimbabwe. Here’s how the day went down…
4 -min. read From offerings of tours inspired by Mandela’s life story to a chance to stay in the suite where the iconic man put pen to paper, Melissa Twigg finds out how Madiba’s legacy is driving tourism to South Africa.
5 -min. read Winging your way to Cape Town for We Are Africa? Start your culinary adventure in the Mother City with these five new foodie hotspots…
4 -min. read Everyone, put down your beer: cider is making its grand entrance on the South African circuit. Find out how up-and-coming cider brands like SXOLLIE are getting crafty and flying the South African flag around the Motherland and beyond.