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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the African Diaspora?

African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of peoples from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, from the 1500s to the 1800s. This Diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to different regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.

Because we focus on travel throughout the African Diaspora, we travel to countries within Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

While we limit our scope to these regions, we recognize that today the African Diaspora spans the globe with large populations of people of African descent across all six continents.

Is Jet Black only for black travelers?

No! The mission of Jet Black is to encourage tourism to countries in the African diaspora, in order to change the narrative about these countries, and in our small way to increase economic development in these countries. So while you do not need to be black to travel with Jet Black we will be traveling to “black” countries.

How old do you have to be to travel with Jet Black?

Our minimum age for travel on our group trips is 24. If you are interested in travel with children or you fall under 24, please send an email to for private trip planning services.

Why are there only 10 spots per Jet Black Jaunt?

Having traveled with groups large and small to various countries around the world, our founder, Jessica Nabongo, determined that ten is the magic number that allows travelers to meet new people and enjoy group activities, while being able to also experience intimate deep immersion into local cultures.

I want to plan a private trip, how far in advance should I reach out to Jet Black?

When planning private trips, it is best to reach out a minimum of a month and a half in advance of your trip. All trips must be paid in full 30 days out. The most ideal amount of lead time is three months.

I want to plan a private trip with Jet Black, what should I include in my email request?

If you are interested in having us plan a private trip for you. Please send a brief email to stating your interest and we will reply with a link so that we can request all pertinent information.

Can I still travel to Cuba given Trump's changes announced on June 16, 2017?

It is not clear yet when the policies that Trump introduced on June 16 will go into effect, but the main way that the changes will effect traveler’s is by removing the option for individuals to travel on “people-to-people/educational” trips. This article gives a comprehensive breakdown of the changes.

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