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Meet the American celebs who touched down in Africa in 2019

August 21, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

August 21, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Danny Glover and members of the NAACP in Jamestown, Ghana for the Year of Return. They take a picture with the president Nana Akufo-Addo.

The continent of Africa is a treasure trove of beauty, wonder and history.

These have made tourism one of the most important industries in Africa, contributing 8.5% of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

There is no doubt the motherland is blessed with awe-inspiring holiday destinations, and with the continent raking in billions of dollars in annual revenue, this makes the industry so indispensable.

From historic landmarks and structures, crystal clear beaches, awesome nature reserves and national parks, unique and beautiful traditions and customs to hospitable locals, just to mention a few, the continent has it all and visitors are guaranteed unforgettable experiences.

Many people of African descent have made trips to the continent for reasons ranging from discovering their heritage to embarking on charity exercises. For whatever reasons, these famous Black celebrities have also found themselves on the continent this year:

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