ECO-CONSCIOUS LUXURY

BISATE LODGE, RWANDA

Bisate Lodge, which is situated adjacent to Volcanoes National Park and is eco-tourism operator Wilderness Safaris’ first-ever project in Rwanda, is more than an exceptional gorilla conservation experience. It’s a shining example of sustainability in action.

As with Wilderness Safari camps, Bisate underwent an external environmental impact assessment and the result is a lodge “that will run with an exceptionally light footprint in terms of energy supply, water resources and recycling”.

The lodge blends the traditional and the contemporary, and the materials used – steel, timber, synthetic thatch, volcanic stone, bamboo, reed and papyrus – reflect this. A serious…
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ECO-CONSCIOUS LUXURY

BIRDS THAT MIGRATE TO BASK IN SA’S SUNSHINE

Every year, millions of birds that having finished breeding in the northern hemisphere, migrate south to escape the northern winter. Many species even cross the equator to get to South Africa. From large eagles to little warblers, swallows and swifts, they all make this incredible annual pilgrimage to their overwintering grounds.

One of the most spectacular and charismatic is the Amur Falcon. These little birds of prey arrive in South Africa in their hundreds of thousands around December and stay until late March. The entire population of the species breeds in the Amur region of the Russian/Chinese border of eastern…
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BIRDS THAT MIGRATE TO BASK IN SA’S SUNSHINE

9 REASONS TO GO ON A RIVER SAFARI

When you picture going on safari, you probably think about driving in an open vehicle through the wide open spaces of the African bush, or watching the sunset over the arid landscape from the deck of your bush camp. But for something completely different that makes for a truly unforgettable bush experience, you may want to consider going on a river safari. Here are nine reasons to do so:

1. Great game-viewing

Rivers are essential to sustaining life in the bush, and their oasis of greenery amid the dry bush attracts wildlife in search of water. This means incredible game-viewing up…
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9 REASONS TO GO ON A RIVER SAFARI

These African visual artists should be on your radar

Trevor Stuurman

South African entrepreneur and visual artist Stuurman is no stranger to the creative world. He has worked with numerous brands and leading fashion houses. Stuurman’s work often embodies Africa’s cultural heritage; he recently released a series of images, caputuring the spirit and energy of the Black Panther blockbuster.

MALAWI: THE WARMEST HEART OF AFRICA

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…
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MALAWI: THE WARMEST HEART OF AFRICA

AFRICAN TOURISM TRENDS

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.

Driving growth

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…
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AFRICAN TOURISM TRENDS