10 Times Black Travelers Made Morocco Look Magical

Morocco has an indescribable allure that you have to experience first-hand to truly understand. The North African nation has charmed travelers for decades, and Marrakesh is easily one of the top cities that is a must-visit for global adventurers. Whether you’ve explored the historic markets, mosques and hotels throughout Morocco or are simply dreaming of […]

Shontel Horne

What Cape Town’s Water Crisis Means For Travelers

The beautiful Cape Town coastal setting has made it a popular destination for travelers from all over the world, but the city is currently dealing with a drought that has hit critical levels. Unseasonably dry winters have caused the dams in South Africa to become dangerously low, resulting in the dams hovering around 33% capacity […]

Travel Noire

Uganda: Falling In Love With The Pearl Of Africa

For any prospective traveler looking to experience a different location, there are often two paths one can take: heading to destinations that are trendy or choosing to travel off the beaten path in a way that will ultimately feed your soul. As a seasoned traveler, I choose the latter. I love to explore new places […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Makes History With All-Female Flight Crew

On December 16th, Ethiopian Airlines flew into history by operating the first all-female crew for an African flight. Every member of the flight crew was a woman, including the pilots, cabin crew, flight ramp operators and dispatchers. The groundbreaking flight took off from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and landed in Lagos, Nigeria. This isn’t the […]

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Two Never-Before-Seen Egyptian Tombs Will Soon Be Open To The Public

Visitors to the Egyptian Nile city of Luxor will soon have more attractions to see now that the Egyptian government has opened two never-before-seen tombs. Up until now, the tombs, thought to be around 3,500 years old according to a report from BBC News, have been sealed by the government despite having been discovered by […]

Shontel Horne

What It’s Like To Be A Black American In Nairobi, Kenya

  I was the first black American that my Kenyan host family had ever accommodated in the four years they had served as a home-stay for travelers in Nairobi. It was a strange brew of emotions to be a black American in Africa. While I enjoyed the feeling of acceptance, I felt pressure to represent my […]

Ian Taylor, Jr.

A “New” Type Of Tourism Is Expected To Take Over In Africa

Anyone who has spent time in Africa knows that the continent has an endless amount of experiences to offer every type of traveler, but despite the stunning beaches, cosmopolitan cities, unmatched dining and thriving arts scene, conversations around travel to Africa in the mainstream is still wildly focused on safaris and group trips. Immersive, experience-driven travel to […]

Travel Noire

10 Major African Music Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss

Many African cultures hold traditional festivals in a bid to keep their art and traditions alive. In the 21st century, music festivals across the continent have built on that tradition and have become premier cultural and tourist events throughout the region. Ayiba brings you a list of music festivals to add to your bucket list. Asa Baako– One […]

Kimberly Wilson

5 Vegan-Friendly Cuisines Around the World

When it comes to vegan travel, no two countries are alike. In some destinations, vegan and vegetarian dining is code for wealthy, first-world folks with money to spend. In other places, the idea is so foreign that you find yourself famished at the end of the day, puzzled by how hard it is to find […]

Chantal Blake

Off the Beaten Path: Morocco

Travel speaks to us. It’s embedded pretty deeply into Travel Noire’s core values — so much so that our entire remote team meets up twice a year at various spots around the world. Our Travel Noire retreats are special times for our remote, distributed team to connect in person with one another, our audience and […]

Travel Noire

Culture Through Food: An Explorer and a Chef Take on Africa

Three countries in 30 days. A 30th birthday treat of sorts, my partner (in crime) Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes and I were on a mission: to explore business, culture, and family ties in Ethiopia, the Republic of Congo, and South Africa. What we’ve always known on our trips back home to the motherland (he’s originally from […]

Chloe Louvouezo

Cooking for a Cause in Marrakech

Morocco’s “Red City” has been attracting visitors from around the world for decades. Once a popular trading hub, Marrakech has become a must-see destination amongst travelers for its exotic Jemaa al-Fnaa square, historical architecture, and fertile valleys. But in the long shadows cast from opulent palaces of past dynasties, towering minarets, and five-star hotels, exists […]

Chantal Blake

Zambia: An Adventure-Seeker’s Playground

Most adventure seekers and safari enthusiasts would probably draw a blank when you mention visiting Zambia. Only those ‘in the know’ have an inkling to the natural secrets that this land-locked destination holds. One of the best-kept secrets is that the country hosts the world’s largest falling sheet of water. In case there is any […]

Bianca Malata

Artful Dakar

When you touch down in a city that truly appreciates art, you feel it immediately. It manifests in the way its citizen’s dress and carry themselves. It informs the conversations they have and recommendations they give. Dakar is exactly this city. As Senegal’s capital, Dakar is better known for its music and its tropical beauty, […]

Wanderlust Simply

How to Explore Durban, South Africa Authentically

My palms were getting moist, and I was starting to feel my heart pounding between my ears. My friend Carla had her eyes glued to the television set. “Did you see this broadcast?” she asked. Silence. Seconds went by as anxiety found a permanent home in my heart. I was in my hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, […]

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