TK makes the crowd crack up at FUSE 2018
27
Jun
2018
FUSE 2018: ENERGISING THE FUTURE WITH TSHEKEDI KHAMA

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.

25
May
2018
FUN, FIERCE AND FRIVOLOUS: MEET WANURI KAHUI, FOUNDER OF AFROBUBBLEGUM

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.

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.

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.

17
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: TIME + TIDE & THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

4 -min. read For one tiny community in Zambia, disabilities were a source of shame and confusion; until the Time + Tide foundation broke down barriers, winning hearts, minds – and the ENGAGE Africa Award 2017. We caught up with them one year on.

13
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: HOW ULTIMATE SAFARIS FUEL CONSERVATION THROUGH EXPERIENCES

3 -min. read Innovation Awards season is well underway – so ahead of this year’s ceremony in May, we’re catching up with last year’s victors. First up: Ultimate Safaris, creators of wonderful Namibian itineraries (and worthy winners of the Experience AFRICA award).

Courtesy of Zunaid Greed of the Visual Content Gang
06
Feb
2018
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT: WHAT LAST YEAR’S JUDGES WANT TO SEE AT THE 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS

6 -min. read To kick the We Are Africa Innovation Awards proceedings in 2018, we caught up with our last panel of expert judges to get the low-down on 2017’s entries: what impressed them; what moved them; and what they thought was missing… (Hint: now’s your chance to fill that void!)

09
Nov
2017
TACKLING THE MILLENNIAL MARKET: SHARE THE AFRICAN LOVE, THEN SHARE IT ON INSTAGRAM

3 -min. read Richard Holmes spoke to Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, a thought leader in destination marketing, about the importance – and impact – of millennial travellers in Africa.

12
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.

27
Jul
2017
CHATTING COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION WITH SAMWEL BROWN LENGALAI

4 -min. read Samwel ‘Brown’ Lengalai is a proud Samburu and popular guide at Loisaba Tented Camp. We chat about his journey in tourism and role as a community ambassador.

22
Jun
2017
TALKING COMMUNITIES AND CONSERVATION WITH CHRISTABELLE PEECH

7 -min. read The subject of how to successfully and sensitively integrate local communities into conservation efforts was a recurring theme at the 2017 Conservation Lab. We caught up with Christabelle Peech, who works on behalf of The Hide Community Trust, The Hide Safari Camp and Hwange National Park, to get her take.

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.

30
May
2017
UNCOVERING ETHIOPIA WITH SIMIEN LODGE’S NICK CRANE

13 -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.

30
May
2017
FOUR MINUTES TO CHANGE THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN TRAVEL

10 -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…

24
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…

15
May
2017
EXPOSING SOUTH AFRICA’S HIDDEN GEMS

5 -min. read Ahead of this year’s African Travel INDABA, we caught up with the newly appointed South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, to find out more about his vision for the future of African travel.

02
May
2017
“I’M STILL ALIVE.”

9 -min. read Much to the irritation of his opponents, outspoken palaeonthropologist-cum-conservationist-cum-politician Richard Leakey is not done yet. Ahead of his talk at FUSE, he spoke to Katie Palmer about climate change, ivory burning and the perspective-shifting power of TV.

Sarah Waiswa
13
Apr
2017
INFLUENCING HER OWN UNIQUE PATH: NAIROBI PHOTOGRAPHER SARAH WAISWA

3 -min. read Ugandan-born Sarah Waiswa fled Idi Amin’s brutal regime to make Kenya home; then fled a corporate career to follow her dream of becoming a photographer. James Davidson reflects on why this inspiring young talent makes being an ‘influencer’ something to be proud of.

08
Feb
2017
SEVEN TRENDS DEFINING TRAVEL IN 2017

2 -min. read Eight senior travel editors and writers share their optimistic predictions for travel trends emerging in year ahead.

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