Kenya October 20th - 27th, 2019
In the fall of 2019, 60+ melanated realized their African dream in Kenya. The experience kicked off with an evening of culinary delights and continued with an evening of epic club hopping in Nairobi. The next day the travelers had their hearts stolen by the gentle giants at the Giraffe Center.
By Day 3 the group made its way to the famous Masai Mara where travelers had a one of a kind safari experience to remember. From meeting the Masai Mara Tribe to visiting the Hippo Hangout Spot to enjoying Game Drive and a brief nature walk.
Finally, the travelers had a real life Soul Plane experience, when they boarded the private BTF plane heading to an all-inclusive beach resort in Diani. Basking under the sun, everyone slayed the All White Beach Shoot on the beach. In the evening, the melanated Kings and Queens showed up with their favorite African print ensembles, and bonded over great food and drinks, and danced the night away during the African Themed Gala.
As always, participants arrived as strangers but left as a family. Filled with so much joy, laughter, harmony and learnings, the trip to the motherland created beautiful memories and long-lasting connections. Indeed, this was another meaningful trip to remember.
Morocco March 30th–April 6th, 2019
In Spring of 2019, the Black Travel Fest family took a magical journey across Morocco. From wandering and shopping in the colorful souks in Marrakech to seeing street performers, snake charmers and exotic wears in Jemaa El Fna Square.
While in the Sahara Desert BTF travelers rode camels and ATVs, lavished in a luxury camp, danced to the beat of Moroccan drums, and enjoyed a captivating night of stargazing. The journey carried on as travelers marveled at the intricately designed mosaic tiles in Casablanca, and strolled in the blue walkways of Chefchaouen.
The itinerary was jam-packed, but travelers were full of energy, passion for culture and adventure. The Black Travel Fest family couldn’t grasp how surreal the Morrocan adventure was, from just reading about it in textbooks, to experiencing it in real life. Indeed, it was an experience full of learnings, gratitude, and community amongst likeminded melanated travelers.
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