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Rui Ribeiro
Rui Ribeiro


Rui's passion for travel began when he was young, exploring his native South Africa. After finishing his studies, Rui set off to see Europe and the UK. We think he found something he liked, as he's still here, 16 years later, travelling extensively and sharing his knowledge with Wexas clients. Although his travels have taken him across Western Europe, the Far East, the US and Australasia, it's Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent that lie closest to his heart. Recent trips have included a self-drive journey through the deserts of Namibia, a luxury cruise down the mighty River Nile, spotting game from a canoe in Botswana's great oasis, the Okavango Delta, and connecting the points of India's Golden Triangle, the historically rich and temple-strewn cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Specialist destinations

Lion, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


A pulsating continent full of colour and contrasts and ripe for exploration. Africa contains some of the world's greatest wildlife areas and richest cultures. Headliners like Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania vie for your attention with gems such as Madagascar and Mozambique. Which will you pick?

Island jetty, Maldives

Indian Ocean

The islands of the Indian Ocean are indulgent, luxurious destinations. Whether you're looking for a honeymoon to remember, a holiday in the Maldives, a Mauritius holiday or a trip to the Seychelles, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to slecting a decadent retreat, empty beach or outstandin…

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Indian Subcontinent

Often perceived as overwhelming, the Indian Subcontinent is full of seemingly strange cultures, boisterous cities and complicated travel networks. In fact exploring the mighty Himalayas, either in India, Bhutan or Nepal, the languid backwaters of southern India and the tropical idylls of Sri Lanka …

Pyramids of Giza

Middle East

Home to glorious Islamic architecture, culturally significant, sophisticated societies and happening urban centres, the Middle East is a region diverse in sights and sounds. Discover the various histories, traditions and stunning landscapes in this region.

Monument Valley, Arizona

North America

Vast and varied, North America may only contain two countries but is home to a whole world of landscapes, cultures and experiences, meaning that you can find whatever you're looking for in either Canada or the USA.

Read Rui’s latest articles

  • Charleston, South Carolina, USA at the historic homes on The Battery

    British Airways announces new route to Charleston

    British Airways has announced direct, non-stop flights between South Carolina and London, commencing spring 2019.

  • Views Boutique Hotel, Garden Route

    A guide to the Garden Route

    South Africa's Garden Route passes through many lovely towns on its way from Cape Town to Knysna. Swellendam in particular has great examples of Cape Dutch architecture at its best. For many, Plett is the epitome of the Garden Route, with white sands, clear waters, forest-clad mountains and fabul…

  • A guide to driving in the US

    A classic American road trip is a traveller’s dream – if you know the rules of the road. A quick guide for Brits driving in the US.

  • Kalk Bay, Greater Cape Town

    Cape Town’s Kalk Bay

    Kalk Bay in Cape Town is a small village with a big personality and an ideal stop for those on a South Africa self-drive

  • Knysna, South Africa

    Knysna Oyster Festival: Doing it in Style

    We take a look at South Africa's premier Garden Route festival – the Knysna Oyster Festival – and our recommendations for how you can best enjoy this incredible experience. Gain an insight into local culture, cuisine and the surrounds, to help you incorporate the event into a holiday to remember.

  • Zebras, Kenya

    Top 10 wildlife travel experiences

    We've wracked our brains and debated long and hard to narrow down our wildlife wishlist to just ten extraordinary experiences; see where we'd go, and if you agree, talk to one of our destination specialists about tailoring your own trip to where the wild things are.

  • New Year's Day in Ethiopia

    Today, 11 September, is New Year's Day according to Ethiopia's calendar. We take a look at the history and significance of this date.

  • Six of the best in the Seychelles

    This archipelago of 115 postcard perfect islands in the Indian Ocean is understandably a dream destination. Deciding where to stay can be difficult though - the standards in the Seychelles are high, with a surfeit of 5-star hotels and plenty of private island retreats to choose from. So we've chose…

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