Best Places To Travel For Black Women
Looking for the perfect destination for your trip? Then you are in the right place.
For a Black woman, traveling the world solo can be intimidating. From planning your trip to landing in a new destination, feelings of excitement can also be mixed with anxiety.
Maneuvering through the world alone as a Black woman is no easy feat, added on, doing it in a foreign country. But alas, there are thousands of Black women that have left a blueprint on how to maneuver and travel solo like a BOSS so you’re in good company!
We have listed the top 4 best places for Black women travelers to go it solo!
Vietnam will surely be an unforgettable experience for Black women who embark on solo travel. The seascape of limestone islands, ancient temples, the robust community of motorbikers in Hanoi, exploring some of the world’s most awe inspiring cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the trading markets selling centuries old indigenous crafts and textiles. Vietnam is a sight and an adventure to behold.
Vietnamese cooking is a major draw for Black women travelers who are foodies– The assortment of street-food, tours and cooking classes are widely available. Vietnam is an epicureans hot spot. Boasting friendly locals, you can easily mingle with villagers, taste local dishes and drink rice wine.
For Black women travelers that like to indulge in more leisure and relaxing activities, Vietnam has some of the best spas in the world – from marble temples to simple mom and pop-run massage salons with backpacker-friendly prices.
Brazil is one of the world’s most beautiful locations and a favorite for many Black female travelers. There is a joke among the locals, that God is Brazilian and they may just be right! From its vast topography, beautiful beaches, sprawling cities and rainforest, to the people, the language and food, you will undoubtedly experience sensory overload once you step off of the plane.For Black women travelers who are nature lovers, the biodiversity of Brazil is legendary. Here you will find the most diverse collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth.
Another great feature about traveling to Brazil as a Black woman is that, barred the language barrier, you will fit in. Outside of Nigeria, Brazil has more Black people, than any other country in the world. Bahia, a state in the North is where most of the Black Brazilians reside and has quite a New Orleans/Caribbean feel. Familiar African inspired dishes such as Moqueca, which is a seafood soup akin to gumbo is a country favorite and very popular in the North. Feijoada is the country’s national dish and is a beans and rice recipe that is reminiscent of red beans and rice.
Wherever you travel in the country, you will not be disappointed.
Traveling to South Africa is a highly favored destination for Black women. South Africa has all the attractions of a great vacation spot, such as the sun, sand, safaris, and mountain peaks, and most importantly the rich history of the people. Some must see historical sites to visit include Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held captive. The Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum.
For the nature loving Black women travelers, there are several different types of natural attractions that allow you to take part in different types of adventures during your visit. From the Western Cape, which offers gorgeous beaches and lush Winelands, to the steep cliffs of the Cape of Good Hope, whatever kind of experience you want, you are sure to find it in South Africa.
London is a great place for Black women to travel because they don’t have to deal with language barriers. It’s best to explore the city on foot, as it’s easy to get around and connect with the locals.
For sightseeing, you can head toward the South Bank and Bankside. Here you will find big attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern, and The Shard.
Some of the best dining and theater options can be found in Covent Garden. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, it offers options for every taste and budget. You can also get a taste of London’s nightlife scene at night by heading towards Soho, Camden, or the East End.