Jackal and Hide Leather Bags

Jackal & Hide in Red

Gillie Lightfoot, creator of the phenomenon Tribal Textiles, started Jackal and Hide after moving from the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia (her home since 1986) to Sugarbush Farm, an organic smallholding on the outskirts of Lusaka. In her search to establish a new, smaller workshop at home, where she could return to being more […]

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Rome on Two Wheels

Freewheeling on the Tiber

Ted Botha discovers the other way of seeing one of the world’s oldest cities – by bicycle. It’s healthy, cheap, and opens up a whole new world that few others get to see. On the Piazza Mattei ten art students were painting the Fontana delle Tartarughe, a classic fountain sculpted in the 16th century. It […]

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Tanzania’s Dirty Secret

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If you consider all the countries in Africa covered on A World Different, there is one that stands out – Tanzania. But it stands out not for a good reason.  It stands out because in spite of all the wildlife attractions it has – the famed Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater – there are very few properties […]

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Greg Carr and the Rebirth of Gorongosa

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In bygone eras, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was host to jet-setting international guests, royalty, and celebrities. But then came the country’s civil war, which lasted 17 years, finally ending in 1992. During that time 95 percent of the mammal population disappeared. The guerrilla fighters of Renamo, funded by apartheid South Africa, used Gorongosa as […]

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Travel Awards: Good or Bad?

A story that keeps cropping up in the travel media, year after year, is about not a destination but an award. In fact, it’s about many awards. More and more travel awards are being bestowed each year, ballyhooed as much by the organization giving them as by the properties receiving them. Maybe it’s time to […]

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The Newest Big Five Country

One of the New Malawi Lions

Malawi is known for many things – a gorgeous swimmable lake, friendly people – but a big selection of wildlife is not one of them. Top of travelers’ safari lists this Central African country has never been. Until now, that is … or until August. That’s when it will become home to four lions, and […]

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Tribal Textiles

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At A World Different we sometimes come across companies that are inextricably linked to tourism. They start because of tourism, and tourism and tourists become part of their lifeblood. A great example of this is Tribal Textiles in Mfuwe, Zambia. Established in 1991 by Gillie Lightfoot and a few local women, Tribal Textiles started making […]

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An African Success Story

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Our mission and hope at A World Different is quite simple. To showcase any person or business in the travel industry – hotel, lodge, airline, you name it – that makes a difference to their little piece of the world. You might not even notice it while lying next to their pool, going on their safari […]

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