10 Undiscovered Treasures
For a holiday with a difference, try these hidden gems at Arik destinations
1 Hell Bent For Feathers
Birdwatching in Tanji Banjul, The Gambia
A relaxed introduction to birdwatching, hosted by Gambia Experience, takes participants on a breathtaking guided tour of the Tanji Bird Reserve. Stops are made in Banjul, Sarro and Lamin. Among other things, set off to meet the ‘dawn chorus’ at Joyea Lodge on Mandina Bolong and take a traditional African dug-out canoe through the mangrove creeks, ...
When until 1 January
A whole month of events during the Calabar Festival means that you’re spoilt for choice. Throughout December, there are theatre performances, fairs to please the foodies and fashionistas alike, and stellar music performances. Everyone from Alpha Blondy and Akon, to Fat Joe and NeYo have performed here, so it won’t be surprising to hear that almost a million people from around the world showed up last year. In addition to the entertai...
Setting off on holiday with your children can present its own set of challenges to parents, but these innovative designs are here to help.
Words Rob Laing
Wings asked acclaimed author and psychologist Dr Alice Boyes for her opinion on some of the positive benefits of travel, and how to minimise anxiety when we arrive at our destinations.
When September 10—13
This leading celebration of the best of African creativity comes back to London for the third year this September, with icons from the world of technology, fashion, culture and community coming together to show how African art and ideas can change the world.
With sponsors including Arik Air, this year’s festival features some of Africa’s greatest artists across music, dance, literature and visual arts. Highlights include Gnawa fusion ...
When June 20-21
Anyone curious about (or homesick for) the sights, sounds, and food of Africa and the Caribbean would be well advised to head to Liverpool this summer.
The family-friendly Africa Oye festival has gone from strength to strength, starting as a small gathering more than 20 years ago to a now two-day celebration of all things African in the UK.
Past acts include Tinariwen, Peter Tosh, Femi Kuti, and reggae legend Marcia Griffiths. This year Congolese ...
Reasons to be an offbeat traveller
Words Emma Woodhouse
You’re not still padlocking your suitcase and asking your PA to book your travel plans, are you? Wings rounds up 12 useful resources, gadgets and causes for the modern jet-setter.
Words Emma Woodhouse