What if your next vacation helped you discover your authentic self?  At Beautiful Escapades, we start with the radical notion that travel is meant to be life altering, then we reverse engineer an itinerary and guest list that will facilitate just that.  Each trip is hosted in an African or African Diaspora nation and curated with unique experiences which challenge our limitations, broaden our perspectives, foster deep connections, strengthen our identity, and provide personal insight/clarity/direction.    


You might be thinking, "Is this one of those zen retreats?"  Not at all!  The thing that makes a Beautiful Escapade unique is how we pair exhilarating activities/cultural experiences with meaningful conversations that both our guests and local guides participate in (voluntarily).  So whether you're on a catamaran dancing the afternoon away, learning to whip up a traditional meal, sunbathing on a white-sand beach, or zip-lining across lush terrain, we encourage dialogue around our Beautiful Escapade tenants: courage, affirmation, hope, liberation, black identity, and connection.  

And just like that, in an environment that supports vulnerability and encourages openness, you'll be amazed how a 5 to 10-day vacation can literally change your life.

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Join Abena of Beautifully Flawed One on an experience of a lifetime to the motherland.


This trip showcases the best that Kenya has to offer: sun, sand, and safari. First, you'll journey to the Masai Mara, home of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), as well as safari favorites such as hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and foxes. A highlight of your trip will definitely be the visit to the Maasai village. It is the perfect chance to interact with our Maasai partners and get a glimpse into their culture, unique way of life, customs, and practices.


After safari adventures in the Mara, you'll head to Kenya's south coast and the gorgeous beaches in the Mombasa area; voted one of Africa's leading beach destinations. The perfect post-safari destination, Mombasa offers white sands, palm-fringed coastline, diving, snorkeling, island-hopping, and beachside bliss.

Lastly, we'll enjoy our final full day in Nairobi exploring the sights and sounds of this bustling city before we head home.



On this immersive 10 - day African adventure, you’ll experience some of the most unique wildlife, landscapes, and culture that the world has to offer. With local guides at the helm, you'll be sure to make deep connections, explore breathtaking scenery, enjoy amazing food/accommodations, and a genuine insight into this region's way of life.  We'll be sure to discover the best of both countries including but not limited to Kruger National Park Safari, Johannesburg, South Africa, Capetown, South Africa, Vilanculos, Mozambique, and Bazaruto Archipelago (think pristine, palm-fringed beaches and translucent blue waters similar to Zanzibar without the crowds)