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