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There's a wave of young people in Kenya that are playing a role in encouraging Kenyans as well as foreigners to travel their country. I was honored to hang out with @turnup_travel a bespoke tour operator and @wild_roamers2 who is a travel blogger. They are young, smart, social media savvy, and they seek to reclaim the narrative of how their country is being described. They aim to help you experience Kenya from an African point of view. They will be the first to tell you that Kenya is so much more than Safaris. As I heard them speak, what both teams had in common is a strong commitment to provide fulfilling experiences. They welcomed me to their country with open arms and took time out of their busy schedule to spend a few hours with me and I don't take it for granted! I found out what Kenyan hospitality is about... Asante na karibuni!!! #tembeakenya #turnuptravel #travelgram #Travelafrique #Travelafrique #Tripinafrica #MappAfrica #blogger #africanexperiences #254 #mynairobi #visiterlafrique #Wezon #kenyanexperiences #africatakeover #afriquemonafrique #africanentrepreneurs #travel #voyage #wild_roamers2
@jackyjallyn Jackeline Tumukunde is a proud Rwandan. She will tell anyone who is willing to listen how beautiful Rwanda is. She speaks of places like the Akagera National Park, Canopy Walk or the Gorilla trekking with overflowing enthusiasm. What sets her apart is she doesn't just talk about how gorgeous her country is, she will literally make the experience come true for you through her company JallynTravel. JallynTravel is unique in the sense that it offers authentic experiences that are more flexible and tailored to the need of their clients. Their services ranges from beach & lake destinations, cultural escapades and of course Safaris. Jackeline built her work experience four years ago starting at the Institute of National Museum and she was later promoted to marketing manager with the outreach. This promotion was pivotal because it allowed Jackeline to travel all over the country. During those trips she would take pictures and post them on social media. Those pictures soon garnered a lot of attention and she soon became the go to person when friends wanted  recommendations for local trips. Jackie knew she had something going for herself when someone paid her to organize their entire trip and the best part is she totally enjoyed the process. She had discovered a passion for showcasing destinations within Rwanda. Two years ago Jackie created JallynTravel, she made that leap of faith leaving her secure job. When asked what gave her the confidence to quit her job she answered:" I couldn't guarantee 100% that I was going to succeed but at least I'm going to see it through. I wasn't going to be able to live with the idea of not trying and not knowing what could have been. I had to follow my passion".Safe to say she made the right decision, JallynTravels is standing strong and growing. I admire Jackeline's passion and her desire to make Rwandans travel more locally. If you are interested in experiences in Rwanda check out her website at www.jallyntravels.com #my250 #rwanda #Kigali #Travelafrique #Tripinafrica #visiterlafrique #Africantraveler #africanentrepreneur #Africa #landofthousandshills
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@damadoms has been following my page for a while and a month ago she asked me when I'm going to the motherland again. Once she found out I was coming to Rwanda she asked me if she could tag along for the ride. She had never visited Africa. It was a no brainer considering one my passion is promoting traveling to the african continent. Very spontaneous trip. So here we are, gazing at Lake Muhazi having a little quiet time. There are no words to describe how it feels being here at this moment. This place is 45 min away from Kigali...Calm, quiet, peace, zen are words that come to mind. #travelnoire #Africatravel #Afrique #my250 #Rwanda #Lakemuhazi #visiterlafrique #Tripinafrica #travelbuddy #landofthe1000hills #landofthousandshills #Muhazi #peacefulplace #landscape #Africanlandscape #Wezon #africasisbeautiful #Travelafrique #patrimoineafricain #paysageafricain #Lake #Lac #discoverafrica #traveltoafrica #proudafrican #calm #zen
Gorgeous view from the two bedroom apartment I rented for $70 a day in Kigali which comes with great amenities and a complimentary breakfast! It's a 12 min drive from downtown. I noticed there are a lot of very competitive options besides hotels in Kigali. The breathtaking views here are winning me over ❤. The land of 1000 hills. #africa #my250 #250 #Rwanda #Kigali #Africantraveler #Africanguesthouse #eastafrica #Kagugu #Africatravel #Tripinafrica #MappAfrica #visiterlafrique #landofthe1000hills #1000hills #Wezon #voyageenAfrique #guesthouse #vacationrentals #Afrique #travel #wezon #travelnoire #
I knew Mawunu @egloye was a special guy from the moment that I discovered him on Facebook. I shared a couple of posts about him in the past. The young blogger who is working on putting the country of Benin on the world stage through amazing video content and in his own words telling stories of young Africans who are winning. Well guess what, he's been doing some winning himself since we met in July. He won the best Blogger Awards in 2017. #1 !!! Mawunu tu es un exemple des Africains qui gagnent. Congratulations and keep up the good work! You are an inspiration. He's got the Passion, the Vision and the Drive so watch out! Check out his work on his blog at www.egloye.com. #africantrip #Africa #Africanstories #Africanblogger #Travelblogger #Benin #229 #Africanstories #Storyteller #Bloggeurafricain #tripinafrica #Africantravel #visiterlafrique #Cotonou #Africanculture #Tourism #Voyage #filmmaker #africandrone #beninfromthesky #travelnoir #travelnomades #travelafrique #africantourism #blogger #Wezon #bestbloggerinbenin2017 #Panafrican
His name is Ayite Ali Ajavon, he's a Togolese- French entrepreneur who decided to leave his job as a Project Manager in Paris to create his own opportunities in Togo. Ayite is on a mission to disrupt the food industry in Africa even if he doesn't say it himself! He's also trying to help Africans eat healthier. How? He came up with a bouillon powder that is 100% natural, no chemical or artificial products whatsoever! He was looking for a problem to solve back in Togo and he decided that he needed to come up with a much better alternative to the chemical compounds laden products on the market. This is how "AFRICUBE" was born. Ayite is trying to offer an alternative to the Maggi bouillon cube who has a high concentration of Sodium. Maggi is an industry behemoth that has a presence in a lot of African markets for decades. He's up against a giant but he's got faith. Ayite is natural born hustler who is not afraid of the challenge. You will find on a wall in his office a note that reads: "Pour nous, par nous", which means For us, by us. His love for Africa, his desire to create something made from the African soil is what drives him. Africube is not a year old yet, we will be watching you! #228 #Lome #Togo #madeintogo #madeinafrica #Africanentrepreneur #Afropreneur #MappAfrica #visiterlafrique #Wezon #travelafrica #Africandestination #100 %natural #nochemicals #healthfood #healtheating #Africandestination #Africanstories #Tellingourstories #Africanlove #Africanpassion #peoplelivinginafrica #iliveinafrica #tripinafrica #businessinafrica #opportunitiesinafrica #africanfoodindustry #cubesnaturel #sauceafricaine #africanstew #Africube
I made an improptu visit to "La maison des Esclaves" or The house of slaves in Agbedrafo, Togo, a 30 min drive from the capital Lome. These hollow grounds used to be a place where slaves where kept in captivity between 1830-1852. According to the tour guide, the slave trades during that period had already been abolished in the region by the British government, therefore the slave trade that occured in Togo was illegal. I can't describe how I I felt when the guide was eplaining to me how food was thrown into the cave to the slaves. The strongest fought and ate and the weak perished of hunger. A strange feeling took over me when I sank into the cave...Visiter La maison des esclaves est une experience a faire non seulement pour les etrangers, mais pour les Togolais eux memes. Nous devons apprendre de notre histoire pour ne pas la répéter. Nous africains avons participer à la traite négrière. L'esclavage existe toujours sous une autre forme et nous devons lutter contre... #228 # Togo #igerstogo #visiterlafrique #houseofnoreturn #pointofnoreturn #lamaisondesesclaves #MappAfrica #tripinafrica #africantravel #Motherland #Slavehouse #tellingourstories #history #roots #traitenegriere #AfriquemonAfrique
Nedo Homawoo is a Togolese-Serbian entrepreneur. He's the founder of @neholikors , a fine palm wine spirit purveyor. He started making his beverage in his kitchen in Paris in 2004 for fun for friends only. Friends liked it so much they encouraged him to start commercializing his beverage. Nedo raised money through bootstrapping and in 2009 he created @neholikors. His alcohol is based on a traditional beverage in Togo called "Sodabi". Nedo redesigned "Sodabi" in a way that meets world class standards. The smooth taste of his drink combined with the sleek traditional design makes it irresistible. Nedo is a free spirit, the anti-corporate type that enjoys reggae music and making things with his hands. Nedo is "Bricoleur". He also runs an ad agency called Ataksia that provides full spectrum strategic advice for corporations in need of advertising services. He's an African entrepreneur. When I hear him speak of Togo it's clear that loves for this country runs deep. He says:"Come visit Togo, come feel the essence of this country from its food, to its beaches and its notoriously hospitable people" #228 #Togo #Lome #Afropreneur #Palmwine #Sodabi #handcraft #handmade #Afropreneur #Africantravel #Africandestination #voyageafrique #Lomelabelle #tellingourstories #Africanentrepreneur #africanliquor #Africaninnovation #visiterlafrique #Wezon #MappAfrica #tripinafrica #madeinafrica #Africa #Artisanal
I heard about Neho Likors about three years ago through a friend. When I saw the quality of the bottling, the aesthetic and the attention to details that was paid to create the packaging I was pleasantly stunned that this was made in Togo. I had never seen alcohol presented in such as beautiful way before in Togo. Nedo Homawoo returned to Lome from France and created Neho Likors seven years ago. He takes pride in the fact his spirit Liquor is 100% hand made. Nedo is an entrepreneur that masters marketing and communication. He's got a quirky side to him, a free spirit that enjoys making things with his hands, a true craftman. He gave a refreshing look and taste to local rhum that is called "Sodabi" in Togo by raising the standards of production. Niho Likors is definitely raising the bar of what the expectations are for African made products. It tastes good, it looks good and it's made in Togo with lots of Love. #228 #Togo #visiterlafrique #MappAfrica #africantravel #Motherland #Afropreneur #africanspiritsliquor #africanliquor #Sodabi #Africandestination #Lomé #handmade #africanproduct #entrepreneur #artisanal #Madeintogo #madeinafrica #tastebuds #liquor #Africandestination #tellingourstories #craftmanship
Il s'appelle Mawunu Feliho Feliho @egloye et il tient à vous faire connaître le Bénin. Armé de son drone et de son désir de partager les parcours de jeunes Africains qui "gagnent" comme il le dit. Il est blogeur, realisateur, directeur artistique. Il représente la jeunesse Africaine qui est non seulement fier de son pays mais qui tient à le promouvoir aux yeux du monde entier. Il tient à ce que l'histoire de l'Afrique soit racontée par les Africains eux mêmes. He says: "Come see Benin, you will have an unforgettable experience." He's on a mission to put Benin on the map. Son parcours est à suivre sur egloye.com ou irawotalents.com #egloye #229 #Benin #blogueur #AfriquemonAfrique #talentafricain #visiterlafrique #voyageenafrique #destinationafricaine #realisateur #histoireafricaine #wezon #mappafrica #tripinafrica
We sat on hollow grounds on the footsteps of "La Porte du Non retour" aka the the door of No return. in Ouidah, Benin. This spot is known for being a place where slaves were taken away to America to never returned. I met Mawunu Feliho @egloye , a 23 year old blogger, filmmaker, artistic director. He uses his two websites to promote Benin as a touristic destination through various videos he shoots with his drone as well as telling the stories of young Africans in order to inspire the youth. Mawunu shared this with me:"I left Europe a year ago because whether it was the UK or France people made me feel different...I felt like I could go back to Benin and contribute to the development of my country...Here, I feel I am myself" Mawunu is passionate about his craft and he's a young man with an abundance of optimism towards his country. His videos have been getting notice for the past year. Canal+, a large French media company took notice and offered him a contract. This is an example of how a passion can turn into an income generating activity. You can find his work at egloye.com and irawotalents.com. He's young, passionate, opiniated, honest and he's going to help you discover Benin in ways you never imagined! @egloye we are watching your story unfold. Salut! #229 #Benin #africantalent #africanart #africanfilm #Africantravel #Africandestination #Afropreneur #panafricanist #travelafrica #tripinafrica #MappAfrica #visiterlafrique #AfriquemonAfrique #Africandestination #Ouidah #portedunonretour #tellingourstories #africanleader #africanyouth #returnbackhome #Cotonou #africanblogger #blogger #storyteller
I'm here with Kris Nelly Owner of @jardincanelya. Kris Nelly is another example of a woman who grew up outside of Benin all her life and decided to move back and do something in Benin. Kris Nelly was an enginneer by trade with a solid career as project manager for Airbus. Despite a great job in France she felt like she needed a change and try building something at home. She said to me" I gave my self one year max and if I couldn't find something to do I would leave Benin. That was 7 years ago and she's still in Cotonou with the #1 rating on Trip advisor for her guest house and is a superhost on Airbnb. Stay tuned for more, the story continues #229 #Cotonou #Benin #africanstories #africantravel #tellingourstories #journeynackhome #travelafrica #Africandestination #Wezon #businesswoman
I met Modou @madinpixel_official aka Mad pixel in Dakar and was immediately struck by his versatility. At first glance, he comes off as a very soft spoken and an assuming guy but behind that quiet demeanor lies a great mind. Modou was an artistic director for an advertising agency up until a few months ago when he decided to quit and create his company. He is now free to let his mind do anything he wants to. Modou draws, paints, designs logos, creates visuals for ad campaigns as well as animation and he directed a music video and a short film. You simply cannot put the man in a Box! Modou never received a western education, instead he went to coranic school. He credits his father for allowing him to pursue his passion for arts during his late teens when it was clear that he was not going to make a living as a carpenter. He's very happy and proud to develop his craft in Senegal. He confined in me that growing up as a kid people that could see talent in him would say that he needed to go Europe or America to develop his skills. Hearing that developed in him a sense of pride and therefore he never aspired to pursue his career in the Western world. He is an avid reader, plays guitar, skateboarder and he likes to eat late at night right 😀 ? If you are in Dakar and you'd like To meet Modou or work with him dont hesitate to reach out to him. @black__dylan merci de m'avoir recu chez toi. Ce fut un plaisir et je continue à observer ton parcours. #221 #Sénégal #senegaleseartist #africanart #Africanartist #renaissanceman #africantalent #africanartisticdirector #africantravel #africanminds #africantrips #Africandestination #africandesign #africancreatives #Wezon #africanstories #tellingourstory #africanbreadtalent
Il était 22h à Dakar, sur la route de la corniche et vous pouver voir des gens s'exercer dans un parc publique. Les Sénégalais prennent le sport au serieux. J'ai vu des enfants, des adules, des plus vieux tous entrain de faire du sport. J'ai rencontré un entraîneur qui coachait un groupe de jeunes filles qui m'a explique que ses services sont gratuits et sont offerts tous les jours. People are there everyday and stay as late as midnight! Fitness is clearly engrained in the senegalese culture. Next time you are in Dakar, Senegal grab your pair of sneakers and go to the route de la corniche near Cheikh Anta Diop university. You can't miss it. You'll have have fun while sweating! 😀 #fitness #health #221 #Dakar #Africantravel #Africandestination #Dakarlives #MappAfrica #Tripinafrica #Wezon #fitnessgoals #sante #sport #culturesenegalaise #Africa #Senegal #africanculture #discoverafrica
A preview of my conversation with Ken Aisha @akyasy founder of Wakhart a cultural hub, cofounder of record label Wakhart Music. Ken was describing what sucess means to her. She's a very energetic and driven senegalese woman whose on a mission. She won me over with her passion and how welcoming she is. In her own words: "We want to make Wakh ‘Art, the cultural platform, a prism through which the entire Senegalese culture can shine. We are convinced that it is important to put the talents and creations of local artists and craftsmen under the spotlight because we believe in the Senegalese cultural wealth". You can find out more about Wakhart at www.Wakhart.com @akyasy merci encore, tu m'as inspiré et je ne le dis pas legerement !#221 #Sénégal #africanart #artafricain #senegaleseculture #africanculture #culturalhub #artist #africanentrepreneur #blackentrepreneur #strongwoman #Africanmusic #africanrecordlabel #digitalhub #wakhart #Wezon #Africantrip #visiterlafrique #MappAfrica #africantravel #africandestination #creativehub #africancreative
Kizomba is everywhere including dakar, Senegal. Kizomba is an African dance originally from Angola that is now very popular thoroughout the world. You can find Kizomba communities everywhere if you want to learn those fancy moves. Kizomba is🔥 #221 #Dakar #Africantravel #africandance #africantrip #Tripinafrica #Almadies #Afrodance #Kizomba #dancingbythebeach #beachparty #beachsunday #senegal
La corniche des almadies est une rue qui longe la plage ou vous trouverez une multide de restaurants ou on peut manger et se détendre au soleil. Si vous êtes à Dakar, c'est quand même un coin à visiter. #visiterlafrique #mappafrica #tripinafrica #africantravel #travelnoir #221 #Dakar #Sénégal #africantrip #africandestination #africanbeach #wezon
Popup sale with @niofarbymilcos an African shoe company with sleek and stylish designs. His latest collection is based on Mud fabric from Mali. Made in Africa! Senegal is buzzing with so much talent! #popupsale #madeinafrica #221 #africanfashion #africandesign #Dakar #Africanshoes #Africantravel #Wezon
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