STORIES FROM WE ARE AFRICA, THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND AROUND THE GLOBE
Find out why the parks in Ethiopia have the offerings that should be pushing the country on to the front of travellers’ bucklet lists and the fronts of our glossy mag covers.
From Botswana to Zimbabwe, travellers are flocking to Africa to fire a few frames, paving way for a flashy new niche in Africa’s safari industry – one that could provide a replacement for the controversial practice of consumptive hunting safaris, too…
One for your #designgoals: documenting the move from traditional safari clutter to a wanderlust-worthy, guest-centric aesthetic, Richard Holmes delves deeper into the reasons behind the shift in the design of Africa’s most prestigious safari lodges.
This week’s game-changers know a thing or two about how to incorporate peace and harmony into travellers’ adventures around the Motherland – meet the tribe recruits who’re bringing wellness offerings to Africa’s tourism scene.
The real-life key to Africa’s rise is in the virtual: Richard Holmes gets the low-down on the benefits of VR from African safari brands who’re donning new headsets and opening their eyes and businesses to a whole new world right in front of them.
From Coptic Christians in the Greater Cairo Area collecting garbage came the muse for upcycling guru and Egyptian artist dina Amin – and from them both comes the inspiration the hotel industry needs to combat throwaway culture.
Who could be better to show travellers how to live the high life than the tribe’s high-flyers? Let’s welcome the air extraordinaires who know how to take travellers to dizzying heights.
Find out why – and how – camps and lodges in Botswana are barely leaving footprints behind them in the building and maintenance of their properties.
Africa, fasten your seatbelts: tourism prospects may well be on the up. The Single African Air Travel Market has arrived, and could well be the game-changer that puts the continent on the global air map. Hold tight as Melissa Twigg gives us the low-down before African air travel takes off.
Since Zeitz MOCAA made its entrance to Cape Town’s Waterfront in September 2017, Africa’s contemporary art scene has blossomed. But as an attraction that’s now arguably as alluring as the Motherland’s great landscapes, what’s next for the African art world? Melissa Twigg investigates.
Deep-sea game fishing is the pinnacle of the piscatorial world – and Africa boasts some of the richest waters on the planet. Here’s where to cast a line…
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.
‘Sounds from’ is a new series of monthly playlists curated by music guru Jared Dietch that will drive Africa’s coolest tunes to the fore. First up are a sassy bunch of African female artists who’re bringing the girl power to ladies everywhere on International Women’s Day. They’ve got it – hear them flaunt it.
As the world’s most trafficked mammal, the unassuming pangolin might not fit the title ‘endangered – but valid concern for this mammal’s survival has hit now the fan. Heather Richardson fills us in on how tourism and the travel community can protect our scaly friend.
It’s been a little drier over in Cape Town recently – too dry. Thankfully, the water shortage is looking up, thanks to everyone’s efforts to save, save, save! Heather Richardson reflects on the crisis to conjure up some takeaways for Cape Town and the world at large.
First came Mozambique; then Rwanda; Ethiopia, then Zimbabwe – and Angola is next. Melissa Twigg tells us why this African hotspot is the next in line to see a tourism boom.
Plastic: it’s no small fish to fry. Richard Holmes introduces us to the African travel pioneers who’re leading the way by cutting down their single-use plastic consumption.
‘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.
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…
Melissa Twigg contemplates the wonders and woes of a hotelier’s choice between setting up shop in Zambia and Zimbabwe on the edge of the Zambezi River.
Social entrepreneur, philanthropist, project manager: Beks Ndlovu’s list of accomplishments prove doing well by doing good is the way forward for the African travel industry. A year after his Innovation Awards win, we caught up with him to see how it has impacted his work.
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.
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.
From treetop retreats to a secluded Namibian lodge, meet three of the tribes newest recruits proving that experiential offerings are the new luxury in travel.
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.
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).
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.
Introducing Africa’s five ‘floating’ hotels whose dreamlike allure will leave travellers bewitched and beguiled as they discover yet another unforgettable corner of Africa.
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!)
Sweary and tenacious, relentless and vexing, South Africa has much to learn from hip hop–music duo Antwoord. While enraging as much as they enrapture, they are pioneers in setting your own path and being comfortable in your skin – a sort of cultural originality that should be celebrated, not hidden.