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Ojimah: A one-stop Travel Tech Solution

Ojimah: A one-stop Travel Tech Solution

A new tech solution, Ojimah, is coming soon. ‘We believe that by educating the community about our continent we can overturn some of its negative clichés and use them to our advantage’. Many people have never visited Africa and may never even consider visiting the continent. Yet there is a particular image of Africa in […]

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Africa Travel Week 2021 – 4 reasons why you should attend

Africa Travel Week 2021 – 4 reasons why you should attend

Africa Travel Week Virtual kicks off tomorrow 7 April 2021, promising three days of dynamic networking and a bumper content programme, featuring trends, insights and speakers from across the globe. The event is being run using a blended approach where travel trade professionals benefit from connecting with their industry peers virtually at the main event in April, then face-to-face […]

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Africa Travel Week 2021 – 10 Thought Leaders to watch

Africa Travel Week 2021 – 10 Thought Leaders to watch

Domestic Tourism to the rescue. Digitalisation for SMEs. Progress in Responsible Tourism. And the changing landscape of Africa’s Source Markets. These are just some of the topics featuring at Africa Travel Week from 7 to 9 April, featuring over 40 compelling panel discussions and presentations by industry experts. Held virtually over the three days, the […]

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DESTINATION SOUTH AFRICA

Mhondoro Safari Lodge

Mhondoro Safari Lodge

I was at the luxurious 5-star Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa, in the 35,000-hectare Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, a mere 2h45-minute drive from Johannesburg. Its location within the magnificent Waterberg Mountain range ensures breath-taking scenery amid rock strewn mountains, pristine water courses and diverse vegetation. A deep roar filled the void between us and […]

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Babanango Game Reserve, a conservation success story in the making

Babanango Game Reserve, a conservation success story in the making

I was at Zulu Rock Lodge in the Babanango Game Reserve (BGR), located in the heart of South Africa’s beautiful northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Its mountainside location ensured sweeping views across a dramatic wilderness, the grasslands and savanna punctuated with rocky outcrops and the White Umfolozi river in the distance. A chorus of birds proclaims the […]

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iSimangaliso Wetland Park & St Lucia – things to do

iSimangaliso Wetland Park & St Lucia – things to do

Central to the region is the little town of St Lucia which lies at the southern-most entrance to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage site that stretches all the way from Kosi Bay in the north, to beyond St Lucia in the south to include Maphelane Nature Reserve. iSimangaliso is high on the ‘must […]

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DESTINATION AFRICA

Singita Sabora Tented Camp opening in September 2020

Singita Sabora Tented Camp opening in September 2020

Set in a 350,000-acre concession in the Serengeti in northern Tanzania, Singita Sabora Tented Camp has captivated guests for more than a decade with its inimitable location. Reopening at the end of September 2020, the lodge’s extensive redesign is a modern interpretation of luxury tented safaris, while retaining the quintessential elements of a romantic experience […]

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World First as adventurer crosses Sahel in Africa

Filed in Adventure & Activities, Destination Africa by on September 22, 2020
World First as adventurer crosses Sahel in Africa

On the 31st of July, Reza Pakravan, a British explorer and film maker, became the first person in modern history to have travelled the full length of the Sahel. A belt of land stretching across the southern boundary of the Sahara desert, the Sahel spans the width of Africa, from Senegal to Somalia, and is […]

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Attitude Hotels leaves positive footprint on Mauritius

Filed in Beaches, Destination Africa, Environment, Mauritius, News by on January 5, 2020
Attitude Hotels leaves positive footprint on Mauritius

Attitude Hotels calls for a collective movement and commitment for a tourism that leaves a positive footprint on Mauritius. Invited tourism industry and media were able to experience firsthand the incredible commitment made by Attitude Hotels to operating sustainably at the opening of the newly renovated Lagoon Attitude on the shores of the beautiful Anse […]

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DESTINATION WORLD

Elephant Hills Thailand

Elephant Hills Thailand

I was lucky enough to win a holiday to Elephant Hills, Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camp – which comprises of two camps, the Elephant Camp, and the floating Rainforest Camp, both situated in the Khao Sok National Park in the Surat Thani province. We opted for the four-days and three-nights Rainforest Nature Safari at […]

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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR)

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR)

Dubai has come of age in the area of conservation. In a destination known for its mega-projects, a less well-known local fact is that the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve forms 5% of the emirate of Dubai. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is the UAE’s first national park. Carefully planned rehabilitation over the years has […]

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Zeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on October 3, 2020
Zeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Despite the rough sea and potential rain, the transfer on Zeavola Resort’s private speed boat from Phuket to Phi Phi Island was a breeze – thanks to our skilled skipper. But regardless of the conditions, I think with my level of excitement to finally be visiting one of Thailand’s best barefoot luxury sustainable resorts, I […]

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