Kenya – We Are Africa
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.

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.

24
Jul
2017
MOUNTAIN MADNESS: FIVE AFRICAN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

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.

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.

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.

01
Jun
2017
TAKE A SPIN IN NAIROBI WITH RIDE SHARING START-UP LITTLE

3 -min. read Blending global trends with homegrown tech smarts and an innate understanding of local norms, Kenya’s globetrotting technology company Craft Silicon

02
May
2017
“I’M STILL ALIVE.”

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.

Sarah Waiswa
13
Apr
2017
INFLUENCING HER OWN UNIQUE PATH: NAIROBI PHOTOGRAPHER SARAH WAISWA

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.

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.

13
Mar
2017
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: NEW PERSPECTIVES

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.

18
Nov
2016
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: FINDING SANCTUARY

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.

19
Oct
2016
MODERN ART IS RUBBISH: THE KENYAN CREATIVE WITH PUNK ATTITUDE AND FUTURIST AESTHETIC

4 -min. read James Davidson meets Cyrus Kabiru, the Kenyan artist giving trash a second chance.

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.

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.

06
Oct
2016
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: SERENGETI SPOTLIGHT

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.

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…

05
Sep
2016
MEET 6 AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITH A MIND-BLOWING FOOD SCENE

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.

26
Jul
2016
10 INSPIRING IDEAS FOR EXPLORING UNEXPECTED AFRICA

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.

26
Jul
2016
MAKE AN IMPACT

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.

11
Mar
2016
EXPERIENCE THE STORY MADE IN AFRICA: 2016 PRE-TOURS

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.

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