KWENA BALOYI EXPLORES SENEGAL & RWANDA FASHION WEEKS

In the West African country of Senegal for Dakar Fashion Week, which place from 20-24 June, celebrated style therapist and culture curator Kwena Baloyi captured the capital in effortless style rooted in her famed authenticity. Sharing photos and videos of her stay, Baloyi explored the many facets of Senegal – from the hustle and bustle of the city to the incredible architecture unique to the region.

Leaving Dakar, Baloyi wrote: “It ended so soon @dakarfashionweek, but thank you so much for calling for us. The four days we had together were magical and they will not be forgotten till…
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KWENA BALOYI EXPLORES SENEGAL & RWANDA FASHION WEEKS

WATCH: GORILLA TREKKING IN THE HEART OF RWANDA & UGANDA

Africa is home to a multitude of extraordinary wildlife experiences. One of the most moving and memorable animal interactions is a gorilla trek. Observing the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC is a truly unique wildlife experience. It involves trekking through bamboo forest and jungle accompanied by a professional guide – all adding to the excitement of the trek. Safari365 has put together a short video highlighting gorilla treks and these majestic creatures.

– Safari365

WATCH: GORILLA TREKKING IN THE HEART OF RWANDA & UGANDA

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

5 reasons to visit Rwanda

At this year’s annual World Travel Awards, Rwanda was named Africa’s Leading Destination. The gala ceremony was held in the East African’s capital, Kigali, with “the land of a thousand hills” beating out favourites like Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa.

And it’s no surprise that this first-time contender took the coveted title – here are five reasons to see it for yourself:

See gorillas in their natural habitat

The gorillas of Rwanda will leave you in awe. Gorilla tracking while hiking with expert guides gives wildlife lovers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the 880 gorillas left in the world in…
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5 reasons to visit Rwanda

Trevor Stuurman’s travelling eye

Photographer Trevor Stuurman is one of the continent’s creatives who have brought the African aesthetic to the fore and with his eclectic yet authentic imagery, he’s continued to push the boundaries and set far-reaching trends.

Born in Kimberley, Stuurman began his career at 19, breaking onto the scene after earning the top accolade of ELLE Style Reporter in 2012. With a keen eye for photography and style (check out Stuurman Style Diary), and equipped with an honours degree in Motion Picture from AFDA, he’s worked as a trend consultant for retail giants Woolworths, Edgars and Markham, as well as for magazines Glamour and…
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Trevor Stuurman’s travelling eye

What I wish I’d been told before travelling through Africa

Travelling through Africa, with all its robustness and colour, is something to experience at least once. But there’s some advice these South African travellers wish they’d been given before they had set off to explore the rest of the beautiful continent. Here a few tips to send you happily on your way.

Kemong Mopedi travelled to Zambia, Rwanda, Egypt and Mozambique:

“In some of countries, or parts of them, the infrastructure might not be as developed as what you may be used to, especially if you’re a city slicker. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t…
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What I wish I’d been told before travelling through Africa