Africa Archives - We Are Africa

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31
Jan
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: THE ROVER’S AFRICAN DREAM

4 -min. read In the run-up to the much-awaited We Are Africa, we have decided to honour our fantastic new exhibitors for 2018 with a warm shout-out. Up first are the three companies who fulfil and delight every rover’s African fantasies…

11
Jan
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: AFRICA ON TOUR

3 -min. read Forget tired tours and predictable routes – from Sideways-inspired wine excursions to immersive festival experiences, discover three new exhibitors who are are blazing an experiential trail across the continent.

20
Sep
2017
BELIEVE YOUR EARS: ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA IS OPEN

3 -min. read Today the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors to the public. As the biggest public art space to launch on the continent for more than a century, it looks set to change the contemporary art market as we know it.

Larry Achiampong Pan African Flag for the Relic Travellers' Alliance
19
Sep
2017
LARRY ACHIAMPONG’S VISION FOR A NEW PAN AFRICAN IDENTITY

5 -min. read In order to embrace a new positive identity for Africa and its diaspora, it’s important not to sweep difficult conversations under the carpet. Multidisciplinary artist Larry Achiampong shows us all how conversation can promote worthwhile change.

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.

12
Jul
2017
WHERE THE SAND MEETS THE SEA

4 -min. read Africa’s beaches offer everything from urban marketplaces and extreme sports to sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and deserted stretches of sand.

23
Jun
2017
FINDING SERENITY IN THE MOUTH OF A VOLCANO ON THE ALBERTINE RIFT

4 -min. read In the depths of a dormant volcano, Anton Crone finds an explosion of wildlife and a lake so idyllic he finds himself wondering why his ancestors ever left.

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.

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.

19
Apr
2017
HANDS-ON (BUT DON’T TOUCH): VOLUNTEER TRAVEL THAT ACTUALLY DOES GOOD

5 -min. read As travellers become more curious and adventurous, there’s a growing trend for safari operators immersing guests in hands-on conservation experiences – and thereby inspiring them to become ambassadors for conservation.

05
Jan
2017
CHANGING TOURIST PERCEPTIONS OF AFRICA

3 -min. read Daniel Adidwa, Founder and CEO of Tour2.0, is a firm believer that growth of the cultural and community tourism sector will benefit tourists, trade, and our communities.

28
Nov
2016
AFRICA’S BIGGEST FAM TRIP IS BACK

2 -min. read We’re showing the world’s best African specialist buyers and globally renowned press what Africa is really made of with our 2017 pre and post tour programme.

02
Nov
2016
BRAZZA SHOWS ITS TRUE COLOURS

4 -min. read While travelling to and around Congo may take time and a sturdy sense of adventure, the chance to discover this off-the-beaten-track destination makes it well worth the effort, writes Richard Holmes.

20
Oct
2016
A LONG ROAD AHEAD, BUT LOTS OF COMPANY FOR THE JOURNEY…

3 -min. read Sharon Gilbert-Rivett, Marketing Consultant at Fair Trade Tourism, shares the lessons she learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.

19
Oct
2016
MALAWI’S WILD REBIRTH

4 -min. read In one of the most significant translocations of wildlife in history, 500 elephants and over 1,500 heads of various other species are being translocated in Malawi on a journey of more than 300km that will replenish the depleted wildlife population of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.

19
Oct
2016
EU DECIDES FATE OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

4 -min. read This week a proposal to list all African elephants as Endangered Species was rejected at CITES, despite the fact that this would have effectively prohibited international trade in ivory, reports Anton Crone.

18
Oct
2016
MAKE YOUR MARK IN THE MARKET

3 -min. read Weekend markets have become popular destinations for a truly authentic, African shopping experience.

18
Oct
2016
BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA

3 -min. read BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA In previous years, contemporary architecture in Africa has been driven primarily by the Bauhaus principal of

18
Oct
2016
4 AFRICAN TRIPS TO TAKE IN 2016

7 -min. read Between beautiful beaches, safaris, national parks, and cultural exploration, these are four African destinations that will not disappoint…

18
Oct
2016
INSPIRING INNOVATION: VERASHNI PILLAY

3 -min. read Introducing Verashni Pillay, who joins Masingita Mazibuko and Colin Bell on this year’s Innovation Awards judging panel tasked with selecting the 2016 shortlist.

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