Visiting the handful of mountain gorillas left in the world can be an amazing adventure! Watch this video and see a bit about my own incredible adventure there, where I personally had an encounter with a rare Silver Back gorilla! https://youtu.be/eVWI65xGoWk?list=PLnGVtYsRHlPSisz8ZRMR7s0dM5KpGmHlo I couldn’t get any footage of my experience with the Silver back, unfortunately., Read More

The soulful South! The rhythm of South Africa is deep, sweet, rich, soulful. It is one of joy and dignity. Discover the hotspots of Cape Town and Johannesburg.   Read more »Unforgettable Tanzania A country of diversity. See the Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain of Africa, the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar and the eightest worldwonder: the Ngorokrater. Whether you want to be active, Read More

As the campaign for Secretary General of the UNWTO heats up for a May election, the Africa Tourism Monitor Magazine just issued an emphasis on Sustainable Tourism through innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology carrying a message from Alain St.Ange, alongside the messages of a number of African Ministers. Strange, the former Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and, Read More

(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) January 25, 2017 – Situated at the geographic heart of the African continent, Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot. Its many indigenous languages, more than 50 distinct ethnic groups, and an equally diverse mosaic of music, art, and handicrafts provide a captivating opportunity for visitors to get to know the, Read More

by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome – eTN Africa While the temporary closure of the airspace around Kenya’s main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International yesterday caused only limited disruption for air traffic – Kenya’s air force was training for their flyby maneuvers and aerial displays on the 12th of December – the five hour closure, Read More

Johannesburg is set to be the most popular destination city in Africa for the fourth year, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. The city is expected to welcome 3.6 million international overnight visitors in 2016, a 6.2 percent increase on last year’s 3.39 million visitors. Cairo in Egypt is the second, Read More

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 26, 2016 – As home to more than half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, Uganda often tops the bucket lists of travel enthusiasts seeking to come face to face with a majestic silverback in the wild. Beyond the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of gorilla trekking, Uganda offers a diverse, Read More

PROF. DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN AFRICA CORRESPONDENT  JUL 11, 2016 Rwanda will host the 12th annual Kwita Izina, the gorilla naming ceremony inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of naming babies soon after they are born, on Friday the 02nd of September. In the 11 years since the event was established, two hundred, Read More

PROF. DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN AFRICA CORRESPONDENT  June, 2016 Back in Zimbabwe for the first time in a year – scheduling conflicts made it impossible to attend the Harare International Carnival last September – I find myself faced with the same questions from readers: “Why Zimbabwe” or “What is so special about Zimbabwe”, Read More

IIPT is again proud to be a partner in the global campaign promoting the 2016 Olympic Truce (‘Ekechereia’). The campaign, being led by Gordon Sillence, Destinet, builds on a historic UN resolution calling for a global truce during the period of the Olympic Games. Victor Mutanga, a member of the IIPT International Youth Leadership, Read More