Black travel groups are poppin’ and here to stay! From Facebook groups to travel companies, there are many groups out here inspiring Black travelers to go abroad. As Black travelers spend $130 billion dollars globally, we are big in the travel industry and growing. You can find Black women travel groups and other Black travel communities to find your travel buddies.
The Black travel groups mentioned encourage you to go outside your comfort zone and explore the destinations too. These Black travel communities cultivate and plan immersive cultural experiences to learn more about the destination, its culture, and its people. You may even find your Black travel buddies along the way!
Black travel companies who plan your trip
The Roaming Republic
One of the many Black travel businesses, The Roaming Republic is also one of the hottest Black travel groups around right now. Started by Cass and the late Ced, The Roaming Republic curates trips for Black people looking for a luxury escape. According to their website, they believe that the concept of home should not be limited to a location or a series of walls. Instead it should be cultivated in the community, atmosphere, and experiences they create wherever they go.
The Wind Collective
Co-founded by Clé and Doyin, The Wind Collective is a global travel community expressing freedom through adventure and creativity. They travel not to escape, but to truly discover how to be better, do more, and embrace the beauty around us. The Wind Collective has taken trips to Ghana, Sri Lanka, India, Bolivia, and more. If any of those destinations are on your list, do not hesitate to read more about them and join this Black travel company for a future trip.
Connecting to the motherland and other locations across the African Diaspora is the aim for Buoyant Travel. Buoyant is a community built with Black travel, economics, and joy in mind. The host events, group trips and run a private members’ club made for Black travelers by Black travelers. Join their cornerstone experience in Ghana to get a feel for who they are!
Black travel Facebook groups to join to move abroad
Blaxit Tribe – Black Americans Who Want to Move Abroad
At this moment, this Black travel group has 33,000 members on Facebook. Blaxit is a term used to describe Black Americans who make their exit from the U.S and entrance into expat life. The Blaxit group is showing that there are Black travel communities around the globe.
You can find tips from people living in Mexico, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Colombia, Panama, and many more. Ask and you shall read where people have Blaxited around the world. You can find Black travel buddies in this group or inquire about visa, housing, and other travel information for your move.
Black to Portugal
For those looking to move to Portugal, Black to Portugal has the information you need. Another Facebook group, the expats in this group offer tips for Blaxit to this gorgeous Western European country. If you have questions on Black hair care in Portugal, how to move to Portugal legally, pursuing higher education, etc., then this group probably has the answer. Do not be afraid to search the group and/or ask for the information you seek.
Black Expats in Mexico
Are you interested in moving to Mexico? Well if so, you are in luck. Black Expats in Mexico is a Facebook group that would be perfect for you. Similar to other Black travel groups on this list, with Black Expats in Mexico you can find out about the ins and outs about living in Mexico. As you prepare to move you can use this resource to ask about Spanish language tutors, tips on choosing a neighborhood, community events, and more.
Black Expats in Kenya
How does moving to Kenya sound? Well if this interests you check out Black Expats in Kenya. Created by Faye Tillery, Black Expats in Kenya is for travelers interested in moving or visiting to Kenya. You can scroll through this Facebook page to find realty advice, what to do in Nairobi and Mombasa, and more.
Black travel Facebook groups for Black solo female travelers
Picky Girls Travel Solo: A Solo Travel Network for Black Women
Black women traveling solo has been on the rise! And the Picky Girls Travel Solo Facebook group is an excellent resource for Black women who want to travel solo. Created by Adalia Aborisade of Picky Girl Travels the World, this space was created specifically for Black women solo travelers (including Nonbinary folks AFAB and trans women) to safely connect and network with each other. They welcome both new and experienced solo travelers to share their experiences, ask questions, and offer recommendations.
She Travels the Globe
While this group is more for leisure travel, it is one of my favorites as a Black woman traveler. Founded by Erika Martin, She Travels the Globe is one of the best Black travel groups on Facebook. The women share informative and knowledge tips from their travels that will inspire you to create your own. You can find Airbnb recommendations, destination tips, and even ask for recommendations yourself. Someone is sure to respond! Also check out Erika’s website which was the inspiration for the Facebook group.
Black Girl Solo Travels
Black Girl Solo Travels is another resource for Black solo female travelers. The Black women traveling alone are always dropping tips and sharing their experiences in places such as Guatemala, Paris, Athens, Colombia, and more. You can ask questions and use the search box to read about the adventures of Black women traveling solo abroad.
Why Black travel groups are important
Black travel communities are necessary! Not only do they provide opportunities to meet new people, but they help you find like-minded travelers with your shared identity. You learn from the people you travel with just as much as you learn from the destination you all visit. Get your passport, visa, and funds ready for an extraordinary adventure with these groups. You will not regret it!
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This post was originally published on February 21, 2021 and updated on September 4, 2023.