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Rovos Rail Pride of Africa – Offers a spectacular safari across southern Africa

Rovos Rail Pride of Africa – Offers a spectacular safari across southern Africa

Africa is growing as a tourist hotspot for many young people around the world and unearthing more of its landmark gems only continues to strengthen its appeal. Take the case of the little-known Pride of Africa’s luxury train tour offered by South African private rail company, Rovos Rail. The train allows travelers to journey between […]

DR Congo Will Open Virunga, Salonga Parks to Oil Companies

DR Congo Will Open Virunga, Salonga Parks to Oil Companies

Kinshasa has defended its right to declassify sections of the parks over the protests of environmental activists. The two UNESCO World Heritage sites are home to countless rare plants and animals. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said late on Friday that it was opening parts of its famous Virunga and Salonga National […]

Marriott International Hotels Gear up as Water Savvy Cape Town Bounces back after successful Implementation of Sustainability Measures

Marriott International Hotels Gear up as Water Savvy Cape Town Bounces back after successful Implementation of Sustainability Measures

“We’re open for business and forging ahead with plans for tourism growth in Cape Town and the Western Cape” – that’s the message a group of industry heavyweights are proclaiming, as the region comes together to help build a sustainable tourism destination that will continue to thrive. In a joint statement with WESGRO, the Official […]

Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos

Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos

The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, shocked the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations with photographs of the damage being done to the island nation’s Aldabra atoll by plastic pollution and other types of litter coming from the rest of the world, State House said on Sunday. Faure told the roundtable of small […]

Ellen DeGeneres – Spending Time With Gorillas Changed My Life

Ellen DeGeneres – Spending Time With Gorillas Changed My Life

Popular American TV talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, described her experience trekking the gorillas as life changing. “Spending time with these gorillas changed my life. Thank you to everyone who is helping Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,” Ellen wrote on Twitter. Spending time with these gorillas changed my life. Thank you to everyone who is helping […]

Africa’s mountain gorilla population now exceeds 1,000

Africa’s mountain gorilla population now exceeds 1,000

A new survey shows Africa’s critically endangered mountain gorillas have exceeded 1,000 after conservation efforts, making them the only great ape in the world considered to be growing in number. The WWF says mountain gorilla numbers have increased to 604 from an estimated 480 in 2010 in the Virunga Massif, a hilly area encompassing parts […]

Ethiopia PM Hints of Visa-Free Entry For All Africans

Ethiopia PM Hints of Visa-Free Entry For All Africans

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The policy will open up the east African country to African visitors, and it will undoubtedly ease the free movement of African nationals and boost tourism. Ethiopian Prime Minister […]

Rwanda partners with Premier League football club Arsenal

Rwanda partners with Premier League football club Arsenal

Rwanda is Arsenal’s first-ever tourism partner. The top-flight English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the sleeves. Vinal Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer said the deal will bring Rwanda into people’s minds in a new and dynamic way. “This is an exciting partnership which will see us support […]

Luambe National Park Now The World’s Most Carbon Neutral

Luambe National Park Now The World’s Most Carbon Neutral

Luambe National Park in Zambia has achieved a conservation milestone this week as it became the most carbon neutral National Park in the world. Luambe’s carbon neutral status is a result of the USAID-funded Community Forests Program (CFP) implemented by BioCarbon Partners (BCP) (http://BioCarbonPartners.com), in partnership with the Zambian Government. This world-first level of carbon […]

The emerging markets set for faster growth in revenue than developed countries in hospitality sector

The emerging markets set for faster growth in revenue than developed countries in hospitality sector

The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality […]

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