8 Famous Celebs Who Vacation in Africa
Africa doesn’t just attract backpackers. It’s also a magnet for celebs. Check out these A-listers who will make you want to book your ticket right now!
1. Rebel Wilson
While she came to film Grimsby, she no doubt enjoyed her time in South Africa. Rebel even took a time out to climb Table Mountain.
In 2013, the pop star visited South Africa. While technically there on tour, she couldn’t resist a quick trip to the Lion Park.
3. President Obama
Before becoming president and visiting the continent for diplomatic purposes, Barack Obama visited Africa for a different reason. He was tracing his roots back to Kenya and meeting his distant relatives.
4. Prince William & Kate Middleton
Africa has a special place in the heart of this royal duo. Not only have they made several visits to the continent, but Prince William even proposed to Kate Middleton while in Kenya.
5. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
The couple spent a week in South Africa, & enjoyed a private safari.
6. Dax Shepherd & Kristen Bell
Everybody’s favorite couple made a trip to the continent & even produced their own Toto inspired music video.
7. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel is quite the fan of Africa. She has made many trips to the continent including a romantic Tanzanian honeymoon with Justin Timberlake.
8. Aaron Paul
The Breaking Bad star, had “the trip of a lifetime” in Cape Town.
While African countries are perfect travel spots, they’ve also received humanitarian visits from many celebs.
Prince Harry, Oprah, Victoria Beckham, & Harry Styles, are just a few of the celebrities who have donated time and money to African projects. But despite coming to help, they quickly fall in love with the people and beautiful land. Will Smith, who came to Ethiopia on a clean water project, famously quoted,
It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa.
And of course you can’t forget celebs who call Africa home.
This includes Akon who spent most of his childhood in Senegal, and Chiamanda Adichie, the famous Nigerian author who is also friends with Beyonce. More examples include Tyler Perry’s baby mama, Gelila Bekele, the Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o, the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, Ethiopian pop-star, The Weekend, and everybody’s favorite Victoria Secret Model, Candice Swanepoel.
And while you can’t call these celebs up and ask them about their trip, you can check out what other backpackers are saying about their experience traveling Africa.