Wakanow is Africa’s leading online travel agent. As an OTA, we provide a one-stop-shop for travel outbound, within and inbound Africa, and the rest of the world offering a diverse range of competitively-priced flights and hotels. Our platform enables our customers to research, plan, and book all their travel needs wherever they may be. As the only UK online travel agent selling Africa run by Africans, Wakanow’s mission is to extend the African warm welcome to its customers and provide hassle-free travel to destinations across the continent.
As an online and offline hybrid company with offices throughout Africa, we offer customers on-the-ground support and arrange the complete journey process including airport transfers, guides, visa-processing and protocols. The name, Wakanow, comes from the Nigerian pidgin English expression meaning ‘Go Now’. The word encapsulates our mission to target and inspire the adventurous traveller, also reflected in our strapline, ‘Let’s Go’.
Sitting under the Wakanow umbrella is DestinationsAfrica - a specialist booking platform aggregating the best holiday packages (hotels, tours and transfers) to over 23 African destinations. The packages cover key themes including romantic getaways, spiritual holidays, safaris and adventure.
Where we operate
Benin, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Gambia, The, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Zimbabwe
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Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
For us at Wakanow, we remain true to the ethos of responsible tourism by offering travel and tour services in a way that promotes greater economic good for communities and encourages the conservation of natural environments.
We believe that tourism should serve as a vehicle for encouraging socio-cultural diversity in such a way that fosters cultural inclusion and creates meaningful connection between tourists and local people. This has informed our strategic partnerships with local service providers operating in destinations where our customers visit.
Our focus has always been to remain our travelers’ indispensable and trusted travel companion, and providing quality and enjoyable holidays in some of the most beautiful countries in the world. We believe that every holiday should benefit the local people which is why we strive to make the local culture, attractions and communities a fundamental part of every vacation.
With each vacation package we prepare for our travellers, we include local activity providers and tour guides who show our travellers around the local museums, markets and major landmarks and heritage sites where people shop for souvenirs and transact business with the local people. In doing so, we support the economy and provide our travellers with the opportunity to directly interact with our host communities.