"Every time you open the pages of a good book you make a sacred journey. Historical research itself enables us to travel to sacred places. API's VISION and MISSION includes pilgrimages through literature, research, and visits to African ancestral sites in North America."

Connecting Communities of African Descent through Journeys of Remembrance and Reconciliation

API’s chief devotion is to organize substantive spiritual, educational, cultural and therapeutic pilgrimages that promote holistic health, well-being and reconciliation among persons of African heritage in the Diaspora and on the continent.

We plan and organize pilgrimage experiences that focus upon one or more of the following themes:

      *Landscapes and Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

      *African Heritage/Family Lineage Sojourns

      *Academic Lectures and Scholastic Exchange

      *Rites of Passage Traditions

      *Rituals of Reconciliation for Persons of African Heritage

      *Indigenous Healing and Therapy

      *African Religious Traditions and Spirituality

      *Indigenous African Festivals and Ceremonies

      *African Arts and Aesthetics 


Featured Countries:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, & South Africa  

*API also offers customized pilgrimages to specified countries that meet the interests and needs of individuals and groups.

What are the advantages of planning your trip to Africa through API?

*API’s staff of experienced professionals represents a wide body of expertise guaranteeing hassle-free pilgrimage  experiences from your airport to Africa’s airports. 

*Flexible itineraries that can be adapted to meet your goals and needs:  tell us what you want to do and experience  on your pilgrimage and we work to make it happen! 

*Professionally designed and guided immersion tours that take participants beyond superficial contact with  stereotypic scenes and sites in Africa. 

*Meaningful encounters and extensive exchanges with a wide range of African experts, leaders, organizations and  communities reflective of the diverse populations and experiences    that constitute the dynamism of Africa. 

*Opportunities to process and reflect upon the series of encounters and events that led to the deportation of  approximately 12 million captive Africans across the Atlantic Ocean.  

*Step-by-step assistance with pre-trip planning pertaining to immunizations, visas, packing, safety precautions,  familiarity with cultural norms, social etiquette, etc.