Check out these seven travel influencers’ motherland trips to inspire your own journey to Africa.

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  • Published on March 29, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
  • In Lists

Spring and summer are ripe for Black travel, and these Africa-bound Instagram influencers will have you booking your own trip to the motherland.

Black travel is picking up this season, and a trip to the motherland is at the top of the agenda. There’s nothing like some Instagram inspo to whet your appetite for adventure. These seven travel influencers will have you itching to get off of the couch and into an airport-bound taxi.

EGYPT

Faith Nyamande | @faithnyamande

Home of Giza’s famous Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the Nile River, transcontinental Egypt is a must-visit destination for its rich history and desert beauty.

MOROCCO

Nwabugo | @lifewithbugo

From aromatic vegetable-laden couscous to succulent lamb stewed in a bevy of spices, Moroccan cuisine is one of the world’s most diverse—easily making this north African country a bucket-list destination.

GHANA

Kennedy Johnson | @sixxthwonder

Ghana’s Cape Coast holds a haunting history as the exit point for millions of enslaved Africans in the transatlantic slave trade, making it a sobering yet important point of visitation for many in the diaspora.

KENYA

Wangari Kimani | @kimaniwangari

In Western society, Kenya is known largely for turning out athletes with unmatched prowess. Beyond this limited perception, it is also a place of an incredibly diverse music broadcast in over 40 languages, as well as home to the continent’s second-tallest mountain, Mount Kenya (second only to Kilimajaro).

ANGOLA

Ivandra Filipe | @____wynky____

While Angola may still be recovering from a near-30-year civil war, its geographical beauty is unmatched. A coastal country bordering the Atlantic, it is home to multiple climates, boasting valleys, waterfalls, lush forests, and vast caves, among other spectacles listed among the country’s 7 Natural Wonders.

SIERRA LEONE

Leann Knowlden | @leann_knowlden

If you’re looking for gorgeous beaches, Sierra Leone has some of the best, namely in Freetown. From fine white sands to crystal clear azure waters, you couldn’t ask for a more picturesque view of the ocean.

NIGERIA

Waka Waka Nnenna | @waka_waka_nnenna

Nigeria is the most populous country in all of Africa, with over 500 languages spoken among vastly diverse ethnic groups. Between gorgeous geographical environments, its booming “Nollywood” film industry, a plethora of yearly festivals, and deeply rich and flavorful cuisine, it is difficult to pinpoint only one or two main reasons to visit. Trust us, just go.