I can still remember the first time I stepped off the plane in Africa: it felt like walking into an oven.
I visited Nigeria and it was an emotional experience for me as a young teenager growing up in America. Most of my knowledge about Africa came from television where you get a distorted view of the continent.
African people are very kind people but they often experience crippling poverty in the most extreme ways.
I visited traditional African huts where I had to craw on my hands and knees to enter the house.
I ate at restaurants where the only food being served was chicken and fish.
I witnessed impoverished people with common ailments & problems that western countries could easily solve and/or cure if the people had access to healthcare.
I fell in love every 10 seconds as I watch beautiful African girls prance around town like little angels.
Many African people wanted to desperately travel outside of Africa to seek employment opportunities because high paying jobs are scarce in Sub-Sahara Africa.
No matter what struggles the people are dealing with, I was touched by the courage and heart of the people. They had very little yet walked with such pride I cannot see in some of the richest people on earth.
African Americans shouldn’t be afraid to visit Africa because you will surely get the experience of a lifetime.
If you want to see the true beauty of the motherland, then I recommend visiting a developed country in Africa like Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, or Morocco for your first trip.
Africa is the truth. I went to Ghana in 2015 and it was fascinating. every person of African descent needs to go Alkebulan(Africa).
Last month, I went to ZA for spring break and it was probably the 2nd best vacation I’ve had. My parents and I visited Johannesburg, Sun City, Kruger Nat’l Park, the Panorama, Germiston, and Soweto (both Germiston and Soweto are in Joburg). If we had more time to be down there, I know it would’ve been the best trip yet. Being an African American in Africa was somewhat emotional for me because for the 1st time in my life, I was in my earthly homeland (Heaven is my true homeland). If you’re African American, PLEASE GO SOMEWHERE IN AFRICA! You’ll never be the same.