African Culture

Voyage of discovery

Voyage of discovery

Looking down at the squirming chambo clasped tightly in my hand, I'm not sure whether to liberate it or eat it for dinner. After a paltry five-minute pull on the net that landed this plump and shiny fish, I certainly haven't earned it.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 2:39pm

Talking doll helps black kids learn their roots

"Rooti" doll

First there was the golliwog, then there was black Barbie. Now the creators of a new talking doll say that after 140 years of racism and negative stereotyping, toys for black children have finally come of age with a doll that helps them learn their roots.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Call of the Veld

THE LAST thing anyone wants is for African safaris to go the way of so many popular holiday choices, with everyone visiting the same attractions, staying in the same places and having the same experiences. Fortunately, Jose Cortes is determined to make sure that doesn't happen.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right.

1. indigenous

2. safaris

3. pristine

4. vulnerable

5. utmost

a. unspoiled

b. at risk; exposed

c. native; home-grown

d. trips to watch and photograph wildlife

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Call to the wild

Diane von Furstenberg The New York-based designer takes a flight of fantasy to exotic shores this summer, with long, loose silhouettes, wraps and kaftans made for swishing in the sea breeze, but which might look equally at home on safari. Bold prints and rich colours mark the designer's nod to the wilds of the jungle, with citrus brights glowing against jungle greens and neutral shades.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

In the next issue of STYLE ...

We take a tour of a dream villa in the Caribbean, and mix creatures with comfort at some of Africa's most luxurious safari camps. And we look at what mainland China has to offer in the luxury accommodation department.

Out May 2

11 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Exhibition celebrates beauty of African wildlife

An exhibition featuring photographs of giraffes, elephants and other African animals brings the safari to the city.

Safari Snap Shots: African Wildlife and Landscapes is on at the Fringe Club in Central until Saturday.

The photos were taken by Jay and Shy Sala, who set up Safari Snap Shots in 2005.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

wild at art

If your holiday videos lack pizazz and you fancy a walk on the wild side, why not hone your photographic skills with a two-week photo safari complete with an award-winning cameraman? Safari specialist Walker and Hammond is offering tailor-made trips to the African plains with BBC cameraman Warren Samuels, of Big Cat Diaries fame, and editor Rob O'Meara.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Singita Lebombo

Where? Perched on a sheer cliff, opposite the Lebombo mountain range in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

On safari, then? Of course. Set within 16,000ha of prime Big Five game-viewing land, Singita Lebombo opened in 2003, and has been voted the best hotel in Africa by Conde Nast Traveller and hotel of the year by British Tatler.

1 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


Q Do you remember the old Calvin Klein homewares ad that used beautiful African jewellery as interior decor? My friend says it's from the Mbole people. Is there anything like that available in Hong Kong?


16 May 2004 - 12:00am

Brazil National Day

JUNGLE lodges are a unique product of the Amazon tourist industry, enabling visitors to explore the lifestyles of forest natives.

The lodges, located in the jungle, along river banks, or floating in the middle of calm lakes, are built mostly at tree level and connected by wooden walkways. Some rooms are even built in the tree tops to offer a spectacular view of the Amazon.

7 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

African tour for Gower

FANCY going on safari with David Gower? The forgotten man of English cricket is going on a Save the Rhino safari to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana in mid-October, and there are still four spots available to anyone in Hongkong who might like to joinhim.

23 Jun 1993 - 12:00am