Heroes of August

During this beautiful month of July, the African Lisbon Tour welcomed visitors from all 5
continents. The sharing was very rich.
The aim of our tour is to offer a completely different and unique experience through a
walking tour in the streets of Lisbon. During this tour another perspective of the African
history in a European city, this is the purpose of the African Lisbon Tour.
For a few hours we exchanged with all these citizens of the world thanks to a travel through
the African history from the 15th century until now. By talking together, we touched the
African realities in Lisbon, we visited the African neighborhood and tasted typical dishes and
All our visitors are the faces of the heroes of August and we would like to thank them for
spending their time with us and helping us through their different suggestions to improve our
Tour and make it everytime better.
We are really grateful for your contribution.
Lebanon, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Hungary, France, Spain,
Macau, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Germany, Finland, Poland, Ireland, Canada, Portugal, Austria,
Latvia, Nigeria, Benin etc… are some of the countries represented in August.
Check the photos to have an overview of this amazing month.
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No limit – Now in the New York Times

Trust what you do, trust in you
Live your passion, make your dreams a reality
& Enjoy everyday as if it was the last one…
Great news for all of our followers…
During Airbnb’s presentation, promoting the innovative ideas of independents, the African
Lisbon Tour received the highest compliments. More than a pride, it is an encouragement to
continue and give the best of us.
I would like to thank all of these people known and unknown that believe in this experience
and are sharing every post or talking about us.
Together we go beyond the differences.
Check the link below and see you soon for having a good time in Lisbon.

Again & again

The United States of America, Canada & England together through Lisbon’s streets. Almost 8
hours of intense moments.
Special presence of Luis Carlos Castillo from Loue musica who dedicated us his album, Viaje
musical Vol
If you also want to spend a moment like this with us please contact us to join our tour.

AfRoots Always

Lisbon’s streets are welcoming a huge ethnic diversification, Africans root is a part of it.
Everyday, new interesting people are joining our adventure to share their wonderful stories
and opinions.
Today,5 warriors from Ghana, Spain, Greece and the United States of America were in. For
never-ending hours of sharing and fun, we finally end our trip late in the night, exhausted but
happy about this experience. That is the spirit of the African Root’s.
Thanks to all of you.
Big moments are also waiting for you, please contact us to book the tour.

Mandela Day

Today, we celebrate one of the greatest characters of the last centuries, an example of fight, a
model of life that everyone should try to follow in order to give a chance to our world to be
more beautiful: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 th of July 1918 – 5 th of December 2013).
Inspired by one of his quotes “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
to change the world”, African Lisbon Tour believes into education about history without
taboo. This is the best way to bring this generation and the next ones to the light.
The light of knowledge and respect about the past with the aim of understanding today’s world better.
Slavery, colonization, apartheid, racial segregation… are such subjects that need to be taught.
We hope that decision-makers will stop being satisfied just by making good speeches because
we need actions NOW!
Thank you so much Madiba for your inspiration and for illuminating the world by your
memory and your wisdom.

Spotted In”Moyi magazine”

Lisbon & Africa own a long history that we are glad to share with you. Your reference tour in
Lisbon about Africa with your guide Naky.
The African Lisbon Tour and its awesome guide Naky are a true reference in Lisbon concerning tourism and the African history.
We have been visited recently by” Moyi Magazine” from Belgium, they kindly confirmed in
their publication our reputation to awaken the history and enjoy the present.
Thank you to Jeanne Mercier & Baptiste de Ville d’Avray and the whole team of” Moyi
Magazine” for their wonderful work.
If you are curious to know what we are made of, contact us, we will answer all your question
and bring you a lot of knowledge!
Check the link below to check Moyi Magazine’s article.

When Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine Talks about us

African Lisbon Tour would like to thank Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine from UK for
their interest and their collaboration.
As you may know, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine is really well known across the world
concerning tourism and culture, we have been lucky to be visited by them for an incredible
moment of sharing and partnership.
Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine brings you incredible stories about the world’s most exciting destinations and new experiences.
African Lisbon Tour is present in their new publication of April 2017.
Check it for your next trip and you’ll be interested to book with us for sureIMG-20170326-WA0003

Read for you-William & Ellen Craft

For sheer creativity and daring, few slave escapes can match the 1848 getaway masterminded by William Craft (September 25, 1824 – January 29, 1900) and Ellen Craft (1826–1891) . The two had married in Macon, Georgia, in 1846, but were held in slavery by different masters. Terrified of being separated, they devised an ingenious plan to flee the Deep South for Philadelphia. The light-skinned Ellen cut her hair short, dressed herself in men’s clothing and wrapped her head in bandages to pose as an injured white man. William, meanwhile, assumed the role of her loyal black manservant. On December 21, 1848, the Crafts donned their disguises and boarded a train to begin the long journey North. The scheme seemed doomed from the very start after Ellen found herself sitting next to a close friend of her master, but her elaborate costume prevented her from being recognized.

Ellen & William Craft, fugitive slaves & abolitionists


The Crafts spent the next several days traveling by train and steamer through the South, lodging in fine hotels and rubbing elbows with upper class whites to maintain their cover. Since she could not read or write, Ellen placed her arm in a sling to avoid signing tickets and papers, but her ruse was nearly found out when a Charleston steamer clerk refused to sell the pair their tickets without a signature. Luckily for the Crafts, the captain of their previous ship happened to pass by and agreed to sign for her. The Crafts arrived in Philadelphia on Christmas Day and were sheltered by abolitionists before continuing on to Boston. Fearing slave hunters, the couple later set sail for England.

They lived there for nearly two decades and reared five children. The Crafts lectured publicly about their escape. In 1860 they published a written account, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery. One of the most compelling of the many slave narratives published before the American Civil War, their book reached wide audiences in Great Britain and the United States. After their return to the US in 1868, the Crafts opened an agricultural school for freedmen‘s children in Georgia. They worked at the school and its farm until 1890. Their account was reprinted in the United States in 1999, with both the Crafts credited as authors, and it is available online at Project Gutenberg and the University of Virginia.

Read for you-Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897) was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and was later freed.
For Harriet Jacobs, escaping slavery meant hiding for several years in a prison of her own devising. Born a slave in North Carolina, Jacobs spent her teenage years living in fear of a cruel master James Norcom who refused to let her marry and made repeated and increasingly brutal sexual advances toward her. When the harassment continued even after Jacobs had two children by another man, she resolved to make a break for freedom.
Hoping to escape the attentions of James Norcom, Jacobs took Samuel Sawyer, a free white lawyer, as a consensual lover. Sawyer was later elected as a member of the US House of Representatives. With Sawyer, she had two children, Joseph and Louisa. Because she was enslaved, their biracial children were born into slavery and Norcom was their master. Harriet later wrote that Norcom threatened to sell her children if she refused his sexual advances, but she continued to evade him.
list-famous-slave-escapes-harriet-jacobs-eIn 1835, she fled her plantation and briefly hid in some friends’ houses. Knowing her chances of making it to the North were slim, she eventually holed up in a small attic crawlspace in her grandmother’s home. The rat-infested room was tiny—only nine feet long and seven feet wide, with a sloping ceiling that never reached higher than three feet—and Jacobs later wrote that it offered “no admission for either light or air.” Nevertheless, she would spend an astonishing seven years living in the coffin-like space, watching her children play in the yard through a small peephole and only leaving for brief periods of nighttime exercise.

Jacobs finally made her escape to the North in 1842, after a friend helped her secure passage on a boat bound for Philadelphia. From there, she proceeded by train to New York and reunited with family members. She spent the next few years working in New York and Boston, but remained wary of being captured by her former master until friends helped arrange her purchase and manumission. Jacobs later became an influential abolitionist and published a searing account of her ordeal called “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Henry the black

Enrique of Malacca was a native of the Malay Archipelago. Also known as Henry the Black, he was Ferdinand Magellan’s personal servant and interpreter. He had been reportedly captured by Sumatran slavers from his home islands.
In 1511 he was purchased by Ferdinand Magellan in a Malaccan slave market and baptized as Henrique (spanish Enrique), (his original name is not recorded). Thereafter he worked as a personal slave and interpreter, accompanying Magellan back to Europe, and onwards on Magellan’s famous search for a westward passage to the Pacific Ocean.
He is simply called Enrique on the ship’s muster roll, and Henrich in Pigafetta’s account of the expedition. If a loose definition of circumnavigation (ie, not returning to the exact same spot), then Enrique has an undisputed claim to being the first circumnavigator. He made the first known cultural circumnavigation, travelling around the world until he reached people who spoke his language. He (and Magellan) may also have crossed every meridian — that is he crossed every line of longitude, or circumnavigated the poles.