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19 + Amazing Female Travel Influencers From The African Diaspora You Need To Know

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

Are you dreaming about your next travel destination? you are in luck; here are 19 + trailblazing, black women travelers influencers that will inspire your wanderlust with their colorful travel stories and beautiful feed.


Cynthia Andrew is a Cameroonian-American Lawyer and world-renowned lifestyle blogger and traveler. I stumbled on Cynthia's blog a few years ago when I was looking for a song, and a link directs me to her music page. On her blog, she has a music page where she shared the artists/music she loves. The artist she showcases that day was Kwaye, and the song was "lost in my boots. " Since I was also a fan of the song, and I noticed that we have similar taste in music, I was curious to know who she was, and while browsing her blog, I also realized that we also share a passion for travel and that is how I discovered her Instagram travel feed. If you love vibrant colors, style, fashion, and stunning world destinations, Cynthia is your gal!


Karen is a Cameroonian- American full-time digital nomad. With her contagious beautiful smile and feed, you can't help but feel good and have a smile on your face. She is always on the go with her hubby and son, Aiden, exploring the world and inspiring everyone to seek adventures near and abroad. If you want many tips about homeschooling, finance and gentle parenting, Karen is your gal!


Ghanaian, British born Travel content creator, and model Jackie Adofo

I stumbled on Jackie's profile through the Cameroonian clothing brand ( Grass-Fields). She was wearing one of their many beautiful outfits. That is how I found out she was also an avid traveler. If you want stunning world pictures captured by a stunning African model, make sure to check her profile.


Adama Amanda Ndiaye is a Kinshasa born Senegalese fashion designer and avid traveler. She is the founder and producer of many fashion shows such as Afrika Fashion Awards, which becomes "The African Fashion Awards" (TMA), and the Black Fashion Week Montreal, Paris, Prague, and Bahia. In 2014 she also launched Fashion Africa Channel. The first 100% fashionable African television.


Delphine Vakunta is a Cameroonian- American humanitarian Communications Officer celebrating black excellence in Travel. For an overview of some of the African destinations to visit on the continent, check out Delphine's page.


Farirai Sanyika is a trained chemical engineer South African blogger now full-time travel writer, founder, and director of Gophari. If you are wondering how an African travel griot's feed looks like make sure to check out Farirai.


Asiyami Gold is a Nigerian multi-faceted visual storyteller, curator, and creator. You can't help but fell in love with her feed and beautiful travel lifestyle page.

I also love the fact she is a fan of one of my favorite books—the alchemist from Paulo Coehlo. If you want to be inspired by a style maven and revisit a memorable feed, Asiyami is your gal!

Adanna Steinacker is a Nigerian digital influencer and speaker. When I was in medical school, I discovered Adanna's channel on youtube. At that time, her channel was focused on her experiences as a medical student in Ireland. Her channel has now become ( The Adanna David Family) and has since grown into a powerful brand. Apart from being a doctor, she is also an avid traveler. On her page, you will see beautiful pictures of her, her German husband David, and their kids exploring the world one destination at a time. To be inspired by a fun family who travels in style, Adanna is your gal.


Scheena Dupont is from the country of Gabon. When she is not in between two planes, she is a business image consultant. She resides in Paris with her kids and share beautiful pictures of her life in France and beyond while promoting other African brands too. This hip mum will make you feel at home.


Margo is a Senegalese travel blogger sharing the beautiful sightseeing of Senegal through her feed. For those who grew up in Dakar in the 90's and wondering how it looks like now, you can count on Margot! If you have never been to Dakar, Senegal, you will still be happy to see the stories of her beloved city through her pictures.


Wendy Watta is a Kenyan Editor at Nomad Magazine and social media content creator.

To roam through Africa with a lovely explorer, Wendy is your gal.


Zamdi Ndhlovu , south African freediving instructor, great outdoors lover, and mermaid.

To explore Africa underwater, make sure to take a trip with this black mermaid. She will inspire your search for deepwater exploration.

The queen of the color red, Abena Bempah, a former nurse manager turned Traveler content creator. In many cultures, red symbolizes passion. If you want to see how an avid traveler expresses her passion for travel with the color red, Abena is your gal!


Akosua Shirley is a Ghanaian Food and travel blogger passionate about promoting ghana tourism. To stay up to date with up and coming Ghana food culture and Ghana travel inspiration, make sure to check out her page.


Once upon a time, I was browsing the internet to find out if there is a travel blogger out there showcasing African destinations. How please was I when I found out an article that shows Lee in Tanzania and in other African countries. This is how I discovered, Cameroonian born traveler Lee Litumbe. Lee is the Founder & Creative Director of Spirited Pursuit, LLC. If you want to see a feed that portrays Africa beautifully through pictures, Lee is your Gal!


Ugandan American globetrotter Jessica Nabongo, 1st black woman to travel to every country⁣ and founder of globaljetblack and thisisthecatch. To be inspired on your quest to visit all the countries on this earth! For sure, try to catch Jessica if you can!


Laolu Onabanjo is Nigerian-American Food and travel content creator.

She has a beautiful feed that will push you to get that travel ticket soon so that you can also experience good food, style, and culture.


Nigerian American Gloria Atanmo is an online educator and Travel content creator.

Her laughter is contagious and you will for sure learn many tricks when it comes to travel.

She's your girlfriend next door that will show you the way with a smile. But Gloria or Glo as she's also known also represents the success story of a solo trip to Scotland that turns into a passion and a successful career in the travel industry.


Nathalie is a mom blogger visual storyteller residing in Rwanda.

For a beautiful African feed of the continent make sure to stop by Nathalie's page and you will instantly be transported to beautiful Africa. Her posts are bilingual ( French/English).


Deddeh Howard is a Liberian born fashion model and founder of the black mirror model project that promotes diversity in the fashion industry. She has also created the "Black Mirror" photo series to show what fashion campaigns would look like if they featured diverse models.DD, like she is also known as was born and raised in Liberia. When she was younger, she traveled extensively with her family through many African countries, and that is how she developed a love for travel.


Deaf identical twin sisters Hermon and Heroda from Eritrea share their love of fashion, culture and travel through their feed. They mysteriously lost their hearing at 7 years old. They have been unstoppable despite it all, travel with confidence, and on top of it are breaking barriers in the fashion industry.

We hope, we have diversified and brightened up your feed with these amazing ladies' profiles.

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19+ african travel influencers you need to know


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