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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles – courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
09
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…

Qorokwe
19
Dec
2017
QOROKWE RAMPS UP DELTA LUXURY

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris is ending 2017 on a high note with the opening of a brand-new camp, Qorokwe, in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta.

The Test Kitchen receiving the number one spot as Restaurant of the Year – courtesy of Eat Out Awards
30
Nov
2017
RISING STARS: THE CHAMPIONS AT SOUTH AFRICA’S EAT OUT AWARDS

4 -min. read Richard Holmes reports on the winners of 2017’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, which took place in Cape Town on 20 November. Get the low-down on the winners plus a list of the top 20 restaurants from the Awards… ¥ou’re welcome.

29
Nov
2017
OPENING SKIES: FASTJET ARE THE FIRST TO JUMP ON BOARD MOZAMBIQUE’S NEW AIR POLICY

3 -min. read After years upon years of slow, non-sensical restrictions on air traffic in Africa, Mozambique has become the first to to loosen the reigns on their air policy –
and Fastjet was the first in line to cross over the border: a change which will, with luck, help pave the way towards a brighter, more convenient future for African travel.

19
Oct
2017
LIGHTING A FUSE

5 -min. read Unexpected, unconventional and unfamiliar: Beyond Luxury Media’s Founder & CEO, Serge Dive, on why he’s betting on the ‘un-conference’ being the format of the future.

19
Oct
2017
CONSERVATION LAB 2017: FIVE WAYS TO ADDRESS THE CONSERVATION FUNDING SHORTFALL

2 -min. read Our fellow pioneers at the 2017 Conservation Lab gathered a panel of leading thinkers in the African conservation sector to discuss the funding shortfall in conservation, identifying five areas worthy of exploration for conservationists, travel brands and the two working in tandem – read the full report here.

Ethio-jazz in Addis Ababa
19
Oct
2017
ADDIS ABABA: HOW THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAVE BOOSTED ETHIOPIA’S CAPITAL

4 -min. read Addis Ababa has undergone a serious makeover overnight: the growth of its buildings, transport system, culture and tourism are off-the-chain. Find out how the Chinese government has contributed to Ethiopian capital’s economic breakthrough.

TOKARA
19
Oct
2017
ART AND THE VINE: HOW THE CAPE WINELANDS ARE SERVING ART ALONGSIDE OF A GLASS OF RED

4 -min. read Art has linked arms with wine on the manicured estates of the Cape Winelands so that two of the greatest pleasures in life can be enjoyed side-by-side. Take a guided tour of the spellbinding collections to be found amongst the grapes.

© Yinka Shonibare MBE
19
Oct
2017
ARE FAUX-AUTHENTICITY AND AN OUTDATED NOTION OF AFRICANNESS ENDANGERING THE CONTINENT’S NEW AESTHETIC?

5 -min. read Do old notions of ‘Africanness’ and ‘African authenticity’ do justice to the contemporary art forms brewing throughout the Motherland today? Discover the African artists who are challenging the status-quo.

09
Sep
2017
AFRICA’S FIRST RADISSON RED OPENS FOR BUSINESS

3 -min. read After months of planning, construction and ‘curating’, Radisson RED Cape Town throws open its doors today. We chatted to Irish-born ‘curator’ Dale Simpson about what sets Cape Town’s newest hotel apart.

05
Sep
2017
CASTING FOR TIGERS

3 -min. read Adventurous anglers from across the world are coming to Africa in search of tigers… Tiger fishing, that is, which is centred on the mighty Zambezi River.

23
Aug
2017
ON THE HUNT FOR THE ‘REAL’ AFRICA

7 -min. read In response to the modern traveller’s desire for true immersion in a destination, African safaris are stepping up their game. Melissa Twigg looks at a few of the experiences going beyond mere observation to allow participants intimate access to the most extraordinary wildlife and terrain on the planet.

14
Jun
2017
DR RICHARD LEAKEY INSPIRES AT FUSE

< 1 -min. read Hit play on Dr. Richard Leakey’s INSPIRE talk at FUSE, We Are Africa’s inaugural un-conference.

09
Jun
2017
BISATE LODGE IS (ALMOST) OPEN FOR BUSINESS

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris has all hands on deck ahead of the opening of its first Rwandan property, Bisate Lodge, at the end of June.

06
Jun
2017
FOUR MINUTES TO CHANGE THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN TRAVEL

9 -min. read Whether you missed the SPARK talks at FUSE or just want to be inspired all over again, we caught up with all our speakers to find out why the We Are Africa tribe should care about what they have to say…

31
May
2017
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT: 5 OF AFRICA’S BEST STAR BEDS

3 -min. read A night spent in one of these African ‘star beds’ shows that the sky’s the limit when it comes to romantic escapes and heavenly bodies…

31
May
2017
UNCOVERING ETHIOPIA WITH SIMIEN LODGE’S NICK CRANE

12 -min. read Ethiopia is one of the most talked-about African destinations of 2017. Simien Lodge’s Nick Crane tells us what Ethiopia has to offer the modern traveller.

31
May
2017
NOT ONE STORY: CAPE TOWN’S LITERARY REVOLUTION

4 -min. read Now home to two of the most important literary festivals in Africa, Cape Town is fast becoming the publishing hub of the continent.

26
May
2017
THERE’S A CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION BREWING IN SOUTH AFRICA

5 -min. read Forget wine: beer is taking over as the Rainbow Nation’s tipple of choice. We caught up with Beerhouse ‘Beer Whisperer’, self-confessed booze hound and foot soldier in the craft beer revolution, Murray Slater, to find out more…

24
May
2017
RWANDA GAMBLES ON HIKED GORILLA-TREKKING PERMIT FEES

3 -min. read The Rwanda Development Board sent shockwaves through the African eco-tourism industry by announcing a doubling in the cost of its gorilla-trekking permits.

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