Africa – We Are Africa
29
Dec
2017
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.

09
Oct
2017
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…

22
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.

18
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.

Larry Achiampong Pan African Flag for the Relic Travellers' Alliance
14
Aug
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.

11
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.

12
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.

10
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.

26
Oct
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.

18
Oct
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.

17
Oct
2016
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: MADE FOR WALKING

4 -min. read If you want to really experience the Motherland, sometimes you can’t beat the feel of her soil beneath your feet – something these three brand new exhibitors know only too well.

14
Oct
2016
THROUGH THE LENS: SWAZILAND

2 -min. read French globe trotter Marlène shares her memories and photographs of the beautiful, landlocked Swaziland.

10
Oct
2016
AFRICAN AIRPORTS SPREAD THEIR WINGS

2 -min. read It’s good news for travellers to Africa that a number of African airports have an eye fixed firmly on the future, with plans underway to extend, expand and refurbish airport facilities across the continent, reports Richard Holmes.

07
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.

05
Oct
2016
CHANNEL CREATIVITY IN MAPUTO

4 -min. read Melissa Twigg gets stuck into heaving plates of seafood, strong cocktails, interesting art work and pulsing markets in Mozambique’s alluring, oft-forgotten capital: Maputo.

15
Sep
2016
KEEPING THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR

3 -min. read Many wouldn’t associate wolves with Africa, which is perhaps part of the reason the Ethiopian wolf is becoming endangered, reports Anton Crone.

07
Sep
2016
WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN TRAVEL OLYMPICS

5 -min. read The Olympic Games may have come and gone, but Eugene Yiga has a guide to discovering Africa’s ten winning countries…

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