Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for next year! All of these places have rich cultures and something powerful to learn for the African American community. These destinations are sure to be fun!
1. Vipingo Beach, Kenya
Located on the coast it features a beautiful beach with coastal and Swahili villages. If you want relaxation and culture in one definitely find yourself here.
2. House Of Slaves
Located in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, this place serves as a memorial for the Atlantic slave trade. This serves as a great place to learn some valuable history.
3. Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
Stretching from Romania to Turkey, the Bulgarian coast features some beautiful and private beaches sure to give you an amazing experience. On top of that ancient towns surrounding the area give an immense amount of history and an opportunity to expand your knowledge.
4. Paris, France
Now everyone wants to go Paris! And why not, especially since some of the music greats like Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and Don Byas made their lives there. Imagine walking the streets of Paris discovering the Jazz joints that these talented musicians played in.
5. Table Mountain
Located in Cape, Town South Africa Table Mountain serves as teh focal point for this beautiful city. If you want to be in the great outdoors and snag some awesome pictures for the Instagram then please do find your way here.
Japan oddly enough is known to be an African American friendly place to visit. The Japanese culture will always leave you with something new to learn as they are different and yet innovative when it comes to food and clothing. And they’re also up to speed on Hip Hop and Reggae. Reggae reached Japan in the 1970’s and ever since it’s been hit and wide appreciation for it is shared among the people. This place is sure to get you out of your comfort zone!
If there’s ever a place that has a huge influence on African Americans it’s Brazil! This beautiful country was also a part of the slave trade. Because of that, there is vibrant and beautiful Black population that exists in the country. Definitely, visit this cultural infused country to learn some history, eat some awesome food and meet the people.
8. Stone Town Slave Market
Located in Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa. Although depressing it’s worth acknowledging and visiting to really get a sense of the enormity of the slave trade around the world. The statues serve as a very real representation of what went down many years ago.
9. Djemaa el Fna, Morocco
In the North part of Africa is Djemaa el Fna, Morocco. There you’ll find a small market with a big sense of culture. Inside you can find snake charmers, tailors of fine cloths and food and spices everywhere.
10. Sof Omar Cave
If you’re a super adventurous person or looking to be one then you should visit Sof Omar Cave in Bale Province, Ethiopia. Over many years the cave was formed by the Weib River which carved through the limestone to create these caves.