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.
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.
4 -min. read Few travellers think of Africa when it comes to lacing up a pair of hiking boots and hitting the trail; but look a little deeper and you’ll discover that the continent boasts a remarkable range of memorable hiking and climbing destinations.
4 -min. read Africa’s beaches offer everything from urban marketplaces and extreme sports to sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and deserted stretches of sand.
< 1 -min. read Hit play on Dr. Richard Leakey’s INSPIRE talk at FUSE, We Are Africa’s inaugural un-conference.
3 -min. read Blending global trends with homegrown tech smarts and an innate understanding of local norms, Kenya’s globetrotting technology company Craft Silicon
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.
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.
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.
4 -min. read James Davidson meets Cyrus Kabiru, the Kenyan artist giving trash a second chance.
3 -min. read These first-timers are challenging expectations of how we view Africa, whether by conflating expectations of a country or providing a different lens to see.
4 -min. read At a time when we’re all seeing the appeal of a hideaway from reality, here are three new We Are Africa exhibitors redefining the concept of sanctuary.
3 -min. read Serengeti National Park offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience witnessing the energy and power of migrating herds – check out these new tribe members who can take you there.
5 -min. read Keen to discover a side of Africa that you’ve never explored before? Here are ten inspiring ideas to get your unexpected Africa story started.
4 -min. read African fashion and lifestyle brand Lalesso ticks the visual and responsible impact boxes – Eugene Yiga catches up with founders Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser.
5 -min. read The diversity across Africa lends itself to the cuisine and travellers can expect a unique and vibrant food adventure in every corner of the continent. Here are six under-rated countries with mind-blowing food scenes.
5 -min. read The Olympic Games may have come and gone, but Eugene Yiga has a guide to discovering Africa’s ten winning countries…
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.
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.
2 -min. read As part of our continuing ambition to showcase the unique diversity, beauty and vitality of our incredible continent, every year our tribe is invited to the biggest pan-Africa familiarisation trip the industry has ever seen.