Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Africa? Mainstream media enforces the negative stereotypes of African living and culture; famine, genocide, war and poverty. Thankfully resources like Visiter L’Afrique are around to highlight the beauty of Africa through the eyes of the travelers and natives.
Visiter L’Afrique is an interactive, digital platform that highlights African culture and tourism. For those who are visiting Africa, you’re able to share your travel journal. For the natives, you’re able to give insight on your culture, daily routine and community. This is a great way for visitors to learn more about the beauty of the continent and for natives to learn how travelers see Africa through their eyes.
The website is a creative way to counter stereotypes that have plagued Africans and their culture for centuries. Through the journals of the natives and the tourist, positive stories and images of Africa can begin to surface regarding the continent, thus changing the conversation from poverty to beauty.
Visiter L’Afrique was founded by Diane Audrey Ngako, a 24 year old entrepreneur, photographer and journalist. Her mission for Visiter L’Afrique is for it to be the go-to site for African tourism. With over 70K followers on Instagram and a strong web presence, I’d say she’s on her way there.
If your travel destination is Africa and you’re looking for guidance on where to go and what to do while you’re there, look at the journal entries on Visiter L’Afrique. Book your flight and document you travels via the site. Would you create a journal for your travels?
XOXO – Marsha B.