About

Melanin Travel is a digital platform that provides news, advice and resources for travellers of the African diaspora.

Our vision is to share and represent the nuanced realities of being a black traveller. It drives everything we do.

Not only do we face a unique experience collectively as a community, but we also face differences based on our nationality, gender, sexuality or even hairstyle.

We understand it’s not easy to find content that resonates with you on the Internet or social media, which may leave you feeling blind sighted when travelling. So we’ve picked some inspiring travellers from the diaspora to shed light on their beautiful – and sometimes challenging – experiences in order to prepare you to set off on your next journey. We also work with brands, hotels and tourism boards to highlight destinations in a way you can relate to.

Other than that, our goal is to make your next experience lit. Tourist attractions are great and all, but we also want to take you out of your comfort zone and show you the more local side to destinations too, to make you the knowledgeable traveller we all deserve to be.

If you believe in our vision and would like to curate content for us, click here.

If you want to work with us, contact us below. Let’s get the ball rolling.

If you’d like to leave us feedback (we’d love you for it), send us a note below!