community – We Are Africa
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19
Oct
2017
TELLING THE STORIES UNTOLD

6 -min. read In the run-up to We Are Africa 2017, Katie Palmer introduced the latest inspiring projects to feature in the Untold Stories initiative: Township Art Tours and Sangha Lodge.

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.

11
Jul
2017
A RIVER DAMNED: CHOKING THE ZAMBEZI RIVER

3 -min. read Solar and wind power, coupled with a sense of environmental responsibility, are the best option for an electrified future. Yet still, a river is being dammed.

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.

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

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.

03
May
2017
AFRICA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST REVEALED AT THE INNOVATION AWARDS 2017

3 -min. read Last night our tribe shimmied on down to Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate the fourth annual Innovation Awards, hosted by The Ritz.

29
Mar
2017
WORD-OF-MOUTH: HOW TO USE OFFLINE BEHAVIOUR FOR ONLINE GAINS

4 -min. read The new hospitality landscape revolves less around brands talking about themselves and more around people talking about brands. Enter offline activities, communities and collaborations as hospitality’s new marketing strategy.

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.

09
Jun
2016
REALITY CHECK: IMPROVE RETURNS TO THE LANDOWNER

3 -min. read Rob Moffett, Managing Director at Ongava Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd considers the challenges facing conservationists…

07
Jun
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.

04
May
2016
LIVE PANEL: WINNING THE CONSERVATION GAME

1 -min. read Graham Boynton, Travel Editor for Newsweek, asks some of the travel industry’s key players in conservation and community how they think we can fight our way back…

18
Feb
2016
UNTOLD STORIES: !Khwa ttu

7 -min. read Having captured the hearts and minds of our tribe in its inaugural year, We Are Africa’s community engagement initiative, Untold Stories, returns once again for 2016.

18
Feb
2016
UNTOLD STORIES: Coffeebeans Routes

5 -min. read Alongside our long-term community partner Uthando (Love) South Africa (hear more from founder James here), we’re welcoming two new residents: Coffeebeans Routes and !Khwa ttu

18
Feb
2016
LOVE, JAMES

5 -min. read The first thing that strikes me about the Executive Director of Uthando is the way he signs off his emails: “Love, James”.

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