Ugandan-American, Jessica Nabongo, the first black woman to tour the world completes journey
London, Oct. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ugandan-American Jessica Nabongo says she has completed her quest to become the “first documented black woman to travel to all countries” in the world.
She announced the feat on her Instagram account after she arrived in the Seychelles:
And it’s official… Jessica Nabongo aka @TheCMIYC becomes the first documented black woman to visit every country in the world as well as the first Ugandan. 🌎🌍🌏Welcome to #Seychelles, the 195th country!! Stay tuned for my story for @outsidemagazine. pic.twitter.com/MmDBH2QONm— Alexandra Talty (@taltywrites) October 6, 2019
Ms Nabongo decided to take on the goal of visiting all 195 countries in the world in 2017. At that time, she had traveled to 60 countries.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she also holds an American passport. Her parents moved to the United States from Uganda.
In a previous interview with the BBC, she said only a few people have visited all 195 counties on the globe – and very few women are included on the list. No black woman has EVER done it.
But Jessica Nabongo – who holds both Ugandan and American passports – wants to change that by this November.
She also wants to inspire women to feel free to travel solo