Magashi Camp
27
Jul
2018
INTRODUCING MAGASHI CAMP, RWANDA’S NEXT BIG THING

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.

African airline opportunities
25
Jul
2018
OPPORTUNITY IS IN THE AIR

4 -min. read 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.

28
Jun
2018
WHY THE US MARKET IS KEY FOR AFRICAN TOURISM

4 -min. read 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.

13
Jun
2018
A NEW LODGE FOR THE SKELETON COAST

4 -min. read Introducing Shipwreck Lodge: the first five-star lodge to lay claim to the harsh, yet utterly beguiling landscape of the Skeleton Coast. Take the grand tour with Richard Holmes for the latest on this new African treasure.

26
May
2018
HOW SOUTH AFRICAN WHISKIES HAVE BECOME A GLOBAL FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

4 -min. read Richard Holmes caught up with Andy Watts, the newly award-winning master whiskey distiller at The James Sedgwick Distillery, to find out what his achievement means for SA’s whisky scene, and why a wee dram of this top-notch African spirit is making waves worldwide.

24
May
2018
DIRECT TO DURBAN

4 -min. read As British Airways launches direct flights to Durban from Heathrow, Heather Richardson investigates how local tourism businesses in Durban can best jump on board this opportunity, and how this new development will enable tourists to discover a whole new side to South Africa.

18
May
2018
5 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 2018 CONSERVATION LAB

3 -min. read This year’s Conservation Lab was the biggest yet. Whether you couldn’t be there, or just want to reflect on an inspiring few days, here are our top takeaways from across the weekend…

18
May
2018
ENERGISING IDEAS AT FUSE

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…

02
May
2018
THE DAWN OF ‘A CYRIL SPRING’: WHAT THE RISE OF RAMAPHOSA MEANS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM INDUSTRY

4 -min. read Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment as President of South Africa has been met with much relief and hopefulness for the future. The big question on all of our lips? Will he be good for South African tourism? Melissa Twigg investigates.

Africa on Tour II
20
Apr
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: 3 TOUR OPERATORS FINDING A NEW PATH

3 -min. read From urban safaris and artisan experiences to gorilla treks and luxury casinos, discover three new exhibitors who are are blazing an experiential trail across the continent.

Dunia women – courtesy of Dunia Camp
08
Mar
2018
MEET THE WOMEN MAKING WAVES IN AFRICA

5 -min. read As the world marks International Women’s Day, we asked three trend-setting members of the tribe for their insights on the impact of women in the African tourism industry.

Business has never felt so good
01
Mar
2018
HUMAN CONNECTIONS: WHY BLEISURE TRIPS CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS

5 -min. read ‘Holidays’ are no longer a tick-box affair. Travellers are looking for human connections on their adventures for the full, transformative experience. Richard Holmes shows us how bleisure trips can allow us to practise what the industry preaches, and transform your business by making connections and getting your intel first hand.

Wyld Tea at Dandelyan
23
Feb
2018
TEAM SPIRITS: HOW FINE DINING’S NEW DAWN HAS CHANGED THE FACE OF MIXOLOGY

7 -min. read From theatrics to flavours of brandy with mushrooms and Oloroso with squash, mixology is reaching way beyond the bar. As fine dining pushes its creativity through the roof, the divide between bar and kitchen is growing ever narrower…

18
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: ROYAL PORTFOLIO’S THE SILO HOTEL

3 -min. read It’s less than a year old, but we already can’t imagine Cape Town without MOCAA – or The Silo Hotel. Designed by Royal Portfolio, their masterwork won them the 2017 DESIGN Africa award. In the run-up to this year’s Innovation Awards, we caught up with them to talk African identity and how destinations should steer designs.

FATHER COFFEE
15
Feb
2018
AFRI-CAFF: THE BEAN COMES HOME

4 -min. read After decades of being overshadowed by espresso rivals, Africa – birthplace of the coffee bean – is finally enjoying a renaissance. Lisa Davidson explores how a new generation of java junkies are fuelling fresh hope for the continent.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge campfire – courtesy of Tintswalo Safari Lodge
12
Feb
2018
TINTSWALO SAFARI LODGE IS THE PLACE OF STARS

3 -min. read Tintswalo Safari Lodge’s spectacular revamp responds directly to the growing demand for luxury exclusive-use safari properties. Richard Holmes provides the goss on and pretty pics of our hotspot of the week.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – by Michael Buckner / via Variety
01
Feb
2018
CONSERVATIONIST PIN-UPS: HOW EFFECTIVE IS CELEBRITY-DRIVEN CONSERVATION MARKETING?

5 -min. read Conservation is the “sexy cause of the moment”: countless celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon to help rescue animal kingdoms – but even with their international reach, are their efforts beneficial – or even appropriate – to the cause at hand?

Plane swooping in over Cape Town – via Travel Nation
25
Jan
2018
AIRLINES ARE QUEUING UP TO JET INTO SOUTH AFRICA

4 -min. read South Africa has just got that little bit closer: there’s been a slew of international carriers launching flights to Cape Town and South Africa and Johannesburg – which is just in time for We Are Africa 2018. To lower airfares and increased connectivity on the horizon…

Aida Muluneh, Dinkenesh Part One (2016) at David Krut Projects – courtesy of 1:54 / via artnet News
23
Jan
2018
HOW AFRICAN ART FAIRS ARE BRINGING MORE TOURISM TO THE CONTINENT

6 -min. read When just 0.05 per cent of the works shown at Art Basel or the Frieze Art Fair are of African origin, the African-centric 1:54 Art Fair has proved revolutionary in raising the profile of African art outside of the continent, and consequently, in bringing more tourism to Africa. But are region-specific shows excluding Africa from art’s central stage?

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles – courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
05
Jan
2018
TOP PICKS: FIVE HOT PROPERTIES IN 2018

5 -min. read 2018 may still be young, but its calendar is already jam-packed with new openings across our continent. From the lush forests of Rwanda to the sparkling sands of the Seychelles, there’s no shortage of exciting new destinations to entice visitors to Africa. Here are five of our favourites…

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