Category Archives: Africa Travel

Tourism in Africa, Africa Travel

Trip to Egypt! Buckle Up for the Most Luxurious Staycation at Rixos Hotels Egypt

Pack your bags and head to Rixos Hotels Egypt’s chain of luxurious properties! Egypt is finally welcoming back international tourists from the GCC region after the travel restrictions and Rixos Hotels Egypt is offering discerning guests with the most blissful getaway to take a breather and escape the stresses of life. There are loads of […]

Air France extends its operations in Africa as it launches a new route to Maputo and increases frequency

 Air France announces today that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased frequency of flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021. The flight to Maputo will be a continuation of the Johannesburg flight. Wouter Vermeulen, General Manager Southern Africa Air France-KLM, affirms that Air France remains strongly committed to […]

Hotel Developments in West Africa

For being the second largest Continent on earth, Africa has a wide range of options for hotel development in many of its regions having more space for expansion and capital growth. The middle-class population is estimated to be near 350 million people by the African Development Bank. A portion of this population holds the probability […]

Vertis Aviation adds Africa-based Challenger 604 to portfolio

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation, is expanding its footprint in Africa with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 604 to the Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP. This is the second aircraft to sign up to the VCMP in as many months and represents the first Challenger 604 that the Argus Certified Broker will exclusively market for charter. […]

Ngaren: The Museum Designed to Revolutionize Travel to Kenya, Post Covid-19

Dr. Richard Leakey on Ngaren Site

Dr. Richard Leakey’s plans for a new museum dedicated to the story of humankind aims to revolutionize travel to Kenya in the post pandemic world. Ngaren: The Museum of Humankind, being built in Kenya’s Rift Valley, a region synonymous with human origins, is the culmination of Dr. Leakey’s life’s work – whose fossil discoveries have […]

Top Destinations in East Africa that You Should Visit

Wildebeest at Masai Mara. Top Destinations in East Africa that You Should Visit

The appeal of East Africa has led to an increased number of direct international flights into the Region. Europe and the USA are providing the most tourists at present, but numbers are increasing both from within elsewhere in Africa and from Asia and the Far East. Those who decide on East Africa as a tourist […]

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

Zanzibar

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) (https://www.AHIF.com) this week, Filippo Sona, Managing Director, Global Hospitality Drees & Sommer (https://www.DreSo.com/), asks whether Sub-Saharan Africa is […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Best Tourist Attractions In Kasese Region

Mount Rwenzori

Kasese is ideally the main commercial center in Kasese area. It is located in western side of Uganda and it lies north of Lake George. The town became famous at the time of copper mining at Kilembe and later the attention was taken to cobalt mining. This remarkable town also comes with amazing history for […]

How Local Tribes Can Benefit from Tourism

How Local Tribes Can Benefit from Tourism

A visit to the tribal people and indigenous communities in Africa has seen a significant rise in itinerary inclusions over the years. Rightly so! Not only will you enjoy a nice variety to your time with mother nature, but also benefit from an educational experience that helps break down barriers, overcome stereotypes, and create an […]

Egypt heads the Africa hotel development top ten

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, Fall 2012. (PRNewsFoto/Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts)

With more than 15,000 rooms in the pipeline The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, […]

A Thorough Assessment of Johannesburg – The City of gold

View from the Carlton Centre, Africa's tallest building. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Photo Credit: Adamina (www.flickr.com).

Located in the second largest continent Africa, Johannesburg is the largest city of South Africa. It is the most populous city of South Africa as well. It is known as the city of gold, the modern day El Dorado. Popularly known as the home town of great leaders and activists like Nelson Mandela and Desmond […]

Investments into the South African hospitality sector

African Business News

JLL has released its 2019 SA Hotel Investment Outlook report forecasting that R1.9 billion will be invested into new hotels, and around R6.9 billion in total over the next three years. This translates into 3,900 new rooms across South Africa. The report highlights that there has been a clear shift in the way that capital […]