African Tourism for Africans

Small elephant herd in a savannah. Source:
Distance from Lubumbashi to Gemena. Source: Google Maps

Most Africans have yet to discover Africa

Changes in tourism consumption in France. Source: Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE)

Domestic tourism is not significant in Africa

Source: UNCTAD

Tourism in Africa isn’t marketed to Africans

Kruger National Park in South Africa. Source:

People and businesses will gain if Africans visit the continent more

The slave house in Agbodrafo. Source:

“learning about one’s history and environment doesn’t have to be a punitive educational journey”

Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Angelo Cavalli/

Economic benefits to changing the tourism status quo

There are more opportunities elsewhere on the continent for Africans

Nigerians are present in countries some may consider as poor

African migrants in the Mediterranean sea. Photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP

A friend suggested a drastic policy to increase African tourism

Cape Coast Castle. Photo by Ghana National Museum on Slavery and Freedom (GNMoSaF)

Stakeholders must help to develop the tourist spirit in Africans

Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar. Photo by Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images



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