And The Winner Is… Right here Are The Winners Of The 2022 Journey Noire Awards

The ballots are in and after tallying almost 20,000 votes from our loyal and beloved Journey Noire readers, we’ve lastly decided the winners of Journey Noire’s inaugural Journey Noire Awards.

Nominations kicked off in Might with readers being requested to appoint their favourite journey influencers, companies, and creatives throughout 15 distinct classes. In whole, 75 nominees had been chosen and readers like YOU have narrowed the record down to 5 chosen winners.

Because of everybody who voted and congratulations to everybody who was chosen as the very best in school within the Black journey house. Try your 2022 Journey Noire Award winners beneath.

Dopest Male Traveler

Congrats to Dopest Male Traveler winner, Cheikh Moustapha Diakhate!

The easiest way to explain Cheikh’s Instagram is model with a touch of knowledge. Each picture is memorable and every caption is translated from English to French. His style sense clearly shines via on his account and he’s all the time nicely dressed for any event.

Dopest Feminine Traveler

Congrats to Dopest Feminine Traveler winner, Kiitan A!

You’re assured a superb time when tuned into one among Kiitan’s journeys. We love that she exhibits us the method of making ready for a visit. From packing to the airport and landing, Kiitan takes her followers alongside for the experience.

Greatest Black-Owned Lodge/Airbnb

Courtesy of Higher Level JA

Courtesy of Larger Stage JA

Congrats to Greatest Black-Owned Lodge/Airbnb winner, Larger Stage JA!

Situated in St. Thomas, Jamaica, Airbnb Larger Stage JA is a social enterprise, a household run enterprise, an eco-retreat, a name to nature, a spot for individuals to flee to, acquire themselves, to find out about find out how to develop meals and stay sustainably, and in the end to find out about actual Jamaican tradition.

Greatest Black-Owned Restaurant

Congrats to Greatest Black-Owned Restaurant winner, Villa Maasai!

Situated close to the well-known Boulevard Haussmann and the Place de l’Opéra, Villa Maasaï is positioned within the 2nd district of Paris at 9 boulevards of Italians. With 300 seats, it’s the largest African restaurant within the capital and is proudly Black owned by 4 Beninese siblings.

Greatest Black-Owned Tour Operator

Congrats to Greatest Black-Owned Tour Operator winner, Broke & Overseas!


The idea of this Black-owned Paris-based journey company could be very easy. Broke and Overseas works to let everybody uncover the wonders of the world with out having to spend a lot cash on travels.  From essentially the most well-known vacationer spots on the planet to essentially the most inconceivable locations, Broke and Overseas helps vacationers to search out reasonably priced journey packages freed from cost.

Greatest Black Journey Group

Congrats to Greatest Black Journey Group winner, Black Ladies Journey Too!

Black Ladies Journey Too goals to raise Black ladies and destroy the notion that they’re “undeserving of a life stuffed with jet-setting and pages of passport stamps.” It was based by Danielle Rivers- Mitchell, whose ardour for journey goes again to childhood. Her ardour would give rise to her enterprise years later.

Occasion of the 12 months

Congrats to Occasion of the 12 months winner, Afrochella!

Afrochella, the continent’s reply to Coachella is a favourite Black occasion amongst vacationers. It’s described as a celebration of ‘Africa’s numerous tradition and the colourful work of African entrepreneurs and creatives.’

Greatest Insta-Vibes

Congrats to Greatest Insta-Vibes winner, Sandy Abena!

Abena gave up her previous life as an govt in France to journey the world. The solo traveler began a challenge, “10 months, 10 international locations,” which places the highlight on the Afro world: Africa, the Caribbean, South America. She takes us alongside for the experience along with her journey content material and has us able to discover the Afro world.


Greatest Journey Photographer

Congrats to Greatest Journey Photographer winner, Abdoulaye (@Layepro)!

Abdoulaye takes, “telling tales via my third eye” nearly actually. His easy framing and unblemished eye for timing feels extra intuitive than realized. Take time going via Abdoulaye’s photos as each is extra lovely than the final.


Journey Media Of The 12 months

Congrats to Journey Media of the 12 months winner, Jey Xplore!

With greater than 34,000 followers on Instagram,  Jey has constructed a platform that not solely provides you journey suggestions and recommendation, however he’s the founding father of Jey Xplore.  By way of his platform, he customizes journeys tailor-made to your journey group, desires, and wishes.

Most In style Vacation spot For Black Vacationers

Lac Rose Senegal | Credit: Seyni Ba

Lac Rose Senegal | Credit score: Seyni Ba

Congrats to 2022’s Most In style Vacation spot winner, Senegal!

African Individuals have been flocking to Senegal, and for good purpose. The nation is among the warmest and most welcoming locations for diasporans, permitting us to find out about our historical past and get in contact with our roots.

Black Expat of the 12 months

Congrats to Black Expat of the 12 months winner, Jane Jaquin!

Jane Jaquin labored in Paris for luxurious ready-to-wear homes for years earlier than heading again residence to stay in her residence islands of Mayotte and Reunion alongside the Indian Ocean. She now resides in Zanzibar, Tanzania the place she opens up about her transfer overseas and wonder suggestions.

Greatest On-line Journey Group

Congrats to Greatest On-line Journey Group winner, Black & Overseas!

Created in 2015 by founders Eric Martin and Kent Johnson, Black and Overseas stands on the ideas of discover, embrace, and empower as they work to construct extra neighborhood and illustration of Black vacationers within the journey business.

Journey Bae of the 12 months

Congrats to Journey Bae of the 12 months winner, Karelle & Olivier V!

Karelle and Oliver’s instagrams are filled with enjoyable and journey. There may be a lot to look ahead to with their journey documentary, we will’t be the one ones who look ahead to their superb journey posts. Whether or not celebrating Black love or spending time by the ocean as a household, this can be a journey couple to pay attention to.

TN Encourage Award


Babacar Thiaw

Congrats to 2022’s TN Encourage Award winner, Babacar Thiaw of Surfrider Senegal!

With browsing sometimes being represented by non-Black faces, Babacar Thiaw wished to shine a light-weight on browsing in Africa. Now, Thiaw owns Copa Cabana Browsing Village in Dakar.

Congrats To All Journey Noire Award Winners

Congratulations to all Journey Noire Award winners and due to all of our loyal readers to your participation on this inaugural occasion. See you again right here in 2023, the place we hope to do it larger and higher!

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