Joy ( Atlanta)
This was such a great experience. Being able to learn about the African history of Portugal with Naky was undeniably touching. Naky is very knowledgeable about history and has a true passion for spreading the truth. He is also very welcoming and encourages connecting with new people. To top it all off, he supports the local Black owned businesses in the area and has a wonderful rapport with them all. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in Black people. Also, don’t be intimidated by the 4 hours of walking. It’s an easy pace and plenty of stops.
Karl ( Cork)
Organisation regarding booking the tour and meeting up was prompt and efficient. The tour itself was one of the highlights of my little family’s trip to Lisbon. Naky is a really friendly and easy going tour guide, with a thorough and well researched knowledge of his subject. (He may have been a professor in a former life!) Naky delivers the information in an articulate and passionate manner, yet the tour also manages to remain light and social – no mean feat!! The visit to the Senegalese shop and Cape Verdean restaurant really added to the experience, and meant that we experienced an ‘off the beaten track’ and alternative Lisbon that few tourists would otherwise see. I cannot recommend Naky and his ‘Lisbon’s African roots tour’ highly enough. Anyone who wants an alternative take on the city and who wants to learn more about the history that they didn’t teach you about in school needs to contact Naky immediately.
Alicia ( Venise)
Hands down the best tour I’ve been on. If you are headed to Lisbon, I highly recommend you take the tour. Naky is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and it shows. February in the USA is Black History Month and this was one of the best ways to end it.
Conswaila ( Chicago)
Naky is an AWESOME tour guide. He has a great personality and a wealth of subject matter knowledge. This was a wonderful tour. Full of information that allows attendees to understand the unique contributions, although forced, that Africans provided in the development of such a beautiful place, Lisbon. This has been described by others as a master class in history and culture. I agree!!! I encourage everyone to do this tour, regardless of their cultural background, this isn’t African history, it is Portugal’s history. Enjoy!!!
This is exactly what i was looking for, thank you so much for these tutorials
Erika ( San Francisco)
This is hands down the best walking experience I’ve done. Naky is so knowledgeable and willing to answer any question.
It was more an engaging conversation and critical discussion about a beautiful city with a dark past (and present).
I recommend this experience to anyone who wants to look past the propaganda of discoveries and heroes, anyone that wants to love Lisbon with all its truth, not through a Disney version of what it is.
Keith ( New York)
A fantastic and informative tour with a thoughtful and deeply researched presentation. An open and fluid discussion of the roots of enslavement in Portugal and an open discussion of the broader implications of this history on the world. My wife described this as a “master class” on the subject and I agree. Important.
I would recommend everyone to take the Africanlisbontour with Naky. You learn so much about slavery in Portugal and how it fits and related to the history of slavery in your own country. Naky is informative and very personable. He’s like a long lost friend. Yes, there’s lots of walking, but what you receive in return is priceless. I was in a great group of people and my life is better for meeting them and Naky.
Denver & Stacey ( Los Angeles )
We absolutely loved the tour and Naky is dedicated, passionate, and possesses great insight! We were blessed with good company and picturesque weather. In order to decide if you truly love a place it is important to know all of its history and people. Naky did an excellent job of recounting stories in this beautiful city’s past, in a way that connects to the present, and makes you want to be a part of its future. 😊
If you are in Lisbon and thinking about taking the tour, think no more…do it!
Ashley ( Los Angeles)
The best tour I’ve had in any country. Naky is a great host and I met great people while learning a lot of history. I would encourage anyone visiting to take this tour.