It’s late at night in southwestern Malawi. I’m on my way to my room at Mkulumadzi Lodge, which is within the Majete Wildlife Reserve, a pristine home to the Big Five and a host of other wildlife. These animals roam freely, even coming right up to guests’ chalets facing the mighty Shire River, on the eastern side of the reserve. As a visitor, you are truly immersed in nature. Lodge management assures our party that only harmless animals, such as sable antelopes, waterbucks and elands, are more likely to be spotted than any dangerous animals in this part of… Read More
At the recent 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism on the continent. New data shows arrivals to Africa grew by 6,5% in 2017 to reach 18,5 million, up from 16,3 million in 2012. Key markets, such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius, and Tanzania, accounted for 70% of international trips to the sub-Saharan African region.
This growth can be attributed to increasing interaction between various travel industry players and digital integration via platforms such as social media, meta search engines and the penetration of online… Read More
Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better place to soak in the natural beauty of the Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best. The elegant and warm atmosphere, evident in every fine detail, begins at the welcoming reception lounge and extends to the spacious harbour and mountain-facing rooms. Stories of the Cape’s colourful past present themselves in the exquisite furniture, rare fabrics, intriguing artefacts and original antiques. Local paintings and sculptures lend a contemporary flair… Read More
An announcement has been made by Kenya’s newly sworn-in President, Uhuru Kenyatta, confirming that all Africans travelling to the republic would be issued with visas on arrival.
President Kenyatta, who will serve his second term in office, makes the announcement as the continent draws closer to 2018; the year in which the pan-African passport had in recent years been reported to be introduced. This would allow travellers from across the continent to move between countries without securing a visa prior to travelling.
If you’re planning a summer holiday in Africa, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From the plains of the Serengeti to the shores of Zanzibar, you can enjoy a safari expedition or a coastal oasis.
Here are five places to add to your summer getaway bucket list:
While the weather remains pleasant throughout most of the year, a summer in Zanzibar offers hot, dry weather from December to March – perfect for lying on the beach, a quick dip in cool blue ocean waters or endless stargazing at night. As the sun sets, enjoy a stroll through Stone Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site which was once… Read More
Following recent reports that the Nigerian government had confirmed plans to offer visas to African travellers upon arrival in the west African country, the Nigerian minister of information and communications, Lai Mohammed, has said such plans were untrue, according to The Washington Post.
News of Nigeria’s apparent intention to issue visas on arrival first broke following a tweet by the African Union’s (AU) political affairs office on Friday.
However, ABC News has reported that according to Ebba Kalondo, spokesperson for the AU chairperson, the AU is yet to receive details from Nigeria, with the news having been “announced verbally with… Read More