African American Journeys operate African-American heritage tours to London and Paris, including a tour that highlights the late entertainer and actress Josephine Baker. They also feature tours to Egypt, the Bahamas, West Africa, South Africa and Brazil geared toward the African-American traveler. Africanamericanjourneys.com
Africa Connection Tours (ACT) is an International Tour Operator specializing in tourism in West Africa. Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, additional correspondent offices are also located throughout Africa in The Republic of the Gambia, Mali, Guinea, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. For more information, visit www.actours-senegal.com
Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours – The first of its kind in the Netherlands, this tour informs, inspires and educates participants about the contributions of Africans to the Dutch Society from the 16th century to the present. The tours are experienced along a beautiful vintage boat that travels along Amsterdam’s canal belt. For more information, visit BlackHeritageTours.com
Colesville Travel offers ours throughout the Caribbean, Paris, Ghana and Ethiopia. They also feature a Black heritage tour to Costa Rica beginning August 27-September 2, 2010. Colesvilletravel.com
Des Peres Travel is a full-service travel agency started by Claus Claussen, who grew up in Germany, but spent many years in Brazil, France and West Africa. His travel agency features a specialized African heritage tour to the state of Bahia in Brazil. Desperestravel.com
Ebony Heritage Travel specializes in African heritage tours throughout South America, the Caribbean, Africa and even an Aboriginal cultural tour to Australia. Visit Ebonyheritagetravel.com.
Ghana Home Tours proposes travel to the friendliest place on Earth! Ghana Home Tours offers a variety of different tour packages throughtout the West African nation of Ghana, including history and slave route tours. Visit www.ghanahometours.com for more info.
Global Academic Adventures was founded by Dr. Siri Brown, a professor of African-American and Ethnic studies at Merritt College and UC Berkley. They conduct socially and environmentally responsible tours that explore African culture in Cuba, Ghana, Belize, Jamaica and Panama. Globalacademicadventures.com
Global Exchange offers a tour operation division called ‘Reality Tours’ that speacilize in sustainable tours that serve to educate and positively influence international affairs. They conduct custom and package tours that advocate social and envirnomental justice. They feature African heritage tours to Venezuela, including the Afro-Venezuelan cultural festival and to Honduras, where they highlight the struggle of indigenous groups, like the Afro-Caribbean Garifunas. Globalexchange.org
Heritage Trails Sightseeing Tours take place in Farmington, CT, an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Here visitors learn about the abolitionist movement and tour Amistad sites, as Farmington is where the African slaves who won their freedom during the Amistad trial settled briefly before their return to Africa. For more on Farmington’s Black History Freedom Trail, visit www.charteroaktree.com/farmingtonamistadtour.html
Kusun Study Tour does a month-long tour (Aug 13-Sept. 13) to Ghana, West Africa for intensive lessons and performances in West African drum, song, and dance! Don’t miss this. More info at www.ghanadrumschool.com/
Motherland Connextions: Sojourn the towns and sites that played host to thousands of freedom seekers passing through Niagara Falls on what’s described as one of this countries “First Mulit-Cultural Humanitarian Efforts”. Dressed in period clothing our “conductors” will take you on an emotional and educational experience for both young and old.
National Black Tourism Network is a full service travel company that specializes in tours of the African Diaspora. The company that is headquartered in St. Louis Missouri is committed to bringing to light lesser known aspects of African and African American culture as it is found domestically and all over the world. For more information,visit www.tourism-network.net.
Temehu Tours operates tours throughout Libya. Venture through the Sahara and visit Berber villages, Roman and Phoenician ruins, and the archeological sites of Libya. Visit www.tehemu.com
Uthando South Africa offers unconventional tours in South Africa. They are actually a non-proft organization that supports different community causes, from fighting unemployment and domestic abuse to promoting sustainable economic development and education. Rather than the typical tour, Uthando offers fieldtrips to the various communities that they impact. Talk about your tourism dollars at work! Visit www.uthandosa.org
Vision of Brazil is a new concept of traveling to Brazil. It brings to you the best of this fantastic country purchased directly from the source: Tickets from one of the Top Airline Sellers in the US and land arrangements from one of the top Destination Management Companies in Brazil. All services are guaranteed and carefully selected according to American laws and habits. Visit www.visionofbrazil.com
West Africa Discovery is a web portal that raises awareness towards West Africa and promotes Responsible Tourism through the listing of tours, accommodation and volunteer projects that fulfill the criteria outlined in the Cape Town, Kerala and Belize Declarations. For more information, visit www.westafricadiscovery.co.uk.
Your World Group is a special interest company dedicated to providing high-quality, educational travel that is centered around the African Diaspora culture in Brazil. They offer heritage packages in addition to itineraries that feature traditional tourist sites in Brazil. YourWorldGroup.com
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