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A Guide to Backpacking in Tanzania

Backpacker in Tanzania. A Guide to Backpacking in Tanzania

Tanzania is a perfect safari holiday even for backpackers. Find out what you need to know about backpacking in Tanzania to have that dream safari experience! Lush, verdant, rich in history and home to some of the most magnificent wildlife species on this part of the planet, Tanzania’s simply got it all! Here you can […]

15 Things to Do on a Safari in Uganda

Golden Monkey Tours

Uganda is a land locked country found in East Africa. It’s bordered by Kenya in East, Tanzania in the south, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the west and Sudan in the north. The country is gifted with amazing wildlife, relief, drainage and interesting culture among others. The fact that Uganda has a lot to […]

Different Accommodation Options in Tanzania

Tanzania conjures images of unique outdoor adventures and intimacy with nature’s finest. With so many places to see and things to do, it’s not surprising that this amazing country continues to dazzle travelers from all over the world year after year. And don’t worry about accommodation either, as the country is lined with options that […]

Introducing 180 Lounger – Cape Town’s Trendiest New Rooftop Venue

Introducing 180 Lounger - Cape Town's Trendiest New Rooftop Venue

 Nestled in an office park in Cape Town’s bustling Bree Street, 180 Lounger is a rooftop venue that is set to change the game when it comes to rooftop events in the Mother City. Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It has gorgeous views of Table Mountain and the ocean and […]

Hotel Development Industry in Africa


Introduction           The development of a country partly depends on the expansion of their hotel and tourism industry. Africa is facing a tough time economically and they are trying their best to fight back this economic crisis. They focus on the hotel management sector and try to develop this industry. A hotel is not only […]

About Ethiopia: History, Activities, Best time to visit

Ethiopia is proud of the fact that it was never colonised. Mussolini and Italy briefly attempted in 1935, attacking from Eritrea, but to no avail. It is a vast country with many natural highlights including the Simien Mountains in the North, the source of the Blue Nile, and the Danakil Desert in the North East, […]

Africa, 2nd fastest growing tourism region in the world

Travel Jumia

Jumia launches the 3rd edition of the Hospitality Report Africa, shows travel & tourism contributed 8.5% to the continent’s GDP in 2018 Travel and tourism remained one of the key growth drivers of Africa’s economy, contributing 8.5% of the GDP in 2018; equivalent to $194.2 billion. According to the 2019 Jumia Hospitality Report Africa, this […]

Pushing the boundaries of African hospitality

According to the annual African Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey from W Hospitality Group, there are 75,000 branded rooms in 401 hotels in the pipeline across Africa On the occasion of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) ( this week, Filippo Sona, Managing Director, Global Hospitality Drees & Sommer (, asks whether Sub-Saharan Africa is […]

FIHA 2020: Accor plays host in Ivory Coast

Bench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, today announced that Accor will be the host sponsor of the Francophone sister event, the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) in 2020. The conference will take place on March 23-25, at the Sofitel Abidjan […]

Mixed-use is the key to funding hotel development in Africa

A new report from JLL, the world’s largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development. JLL’s research into global property transactions reveals that in the first half of […]

Why Zanzibar is the Best Beach Destination in Africa

Bweeju Beach. Why Zanzibar IS The Best Beach Destination In Africa

Also referred to as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar is more than just an itinerary. The unique features of this enchanting island and UNESCO World Heritage Site makes it a dream destination for any tourist looking to have a hell of a time living the easy life and just chilling. The swaying palm trees, coral reefs, […]

The Z Hotel is 10 Years Old!

The Z Hotel is 10 Years Old!

The Z Hotel in celebrated its 10th birthday with a beach party on the main beach just in the front of the hotel last Saturday , August 10th — with a free fireworks display. The Z Hotel, one of Zanzibar’s top-rated boutique hotels, celebrated their 10th year anniversary over the weekend. Unforgettable! That is the […]

International Tourism and Hotel Forum

International Conference Center ABDEL LATIF RAHAL, CIC, Club des Pins, Algiers 2019-09-08 Opening hours from: 12:00 to 18:00 2019-09-09 Opening hours from 10:00 to 18:00 HIRECH EXPOSITIONS SERVICES in collaboration with BUSINESS EVENT, events organizer, organize the biggest tourist forum in Algeria. More than 2000 tourist agencies will be there with official invitations. Dedicated to […]

AHIF will generate $millions for Addis, $billions for Africa

Ethiopia Travel

Africa Hotel Investment Forum will generate $millions for #Addis, $billion for Africa. In 2018, it facilitated around $2.8b of investment in the hospitality sector across Africa. Learn more about how #AHIF is creating an impact in the region every year An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a […]

Off The Beaten Parks in Africa That are Gaining Ground

Tarangire National Park - Tanzania

From the vast rolling plains of the Serengeti wilderness in Tanzania to the lush vegetation of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, and down to the rich biodiversity of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the natural wonders available in Africa are as abundant as they are popular. While these prominent safari destinations continue […]

Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

Financier Panel at AHIF

Addis Ababa registered an absolute average daily rate (ADR) of US$163.79 when measured in constant currency, which removes the effects of inflation Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, posted Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR), according to the most recent 12-month data from STR ( The market will play host to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) ( […]

Hospitality industry development in Africa.

Interviews with global business leaders. Join Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa, Accor at #AHIF from 23-25 September 2019, Addis, Ethiopia. He will be speaking at our regional leader’s panel to discuss Accor’s growth strategies in Africa, having 143 hotels across the continent and another 60+ to open in the next 36 […]

Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Africa Hotel Investment Forum Sheraton Addis Taitu Street Addis Ababa, 1000, Ethiopia 2019-09-23 2019-09-25 The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism […]

Unique Experiences in Africa that Spark Joy

Coffee Ceremony in Ethiopia

So you’ve decided that it’s time for a holiday in Africa. Naturally, you want to be able to embark on a trip that genuinely sparks joy and leaves you feeling fulfilled and pleasantly immersed in the new experience. The thing about Africa is that you could visit the majestic continent a hundred times and still […]

Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will generate $millions for Addis, $billions for Africa

Chris Nassetta, Hilton CEO, speaking at AHIF

An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a partner at Futureneer Advisors (, has quantified the significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). He reveals that when AHIF returns to Addis Ababa at the end of September, it could bring over one […]

We have the money; let’s do deals African Business

AHIF announces agenda for Addis The AHIF agenda for September 23 – 25 at the Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia, has just been released. Among an impressive line-up of speakers will be Olivier Granet, CEO, Kasada Capital Management, the new billion-dollar, sub-Saharan investment fund, the first and biggest of its kind in Africa, targeting both greenfield and […]

Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Africa is Growing

Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Africa is Growing

Each year, millions of people across the globe withdraw from their frenetic lifestyles for a few days in an attempt to rest, rejuvenate, and recoup. However, the usual fly-and-flop holidays involve nothing more than lazing around by the pool or beach, and do not really add the long-term benefits that your mind, body and soul […]