7 African Female Travelers That You Need To Watch!

African Female Travelers

Hello there my friends! In honour of the recent Women’s Month, we are celebrating 7 African Female travelers that should be on your watchlist!! I hope you are ready for a healthy dose of inspiration!

Read on…

As an African female traveler and blogger, I am deeply passionate about telling our African stories and shaping new perspectives about our continent. And if you are new here, welcome!

I applaud all you my OG readers, for consistently trusting Scrapbook Journeys as your plug for travel and wellness! 🙂

I do, however, happen to be in great company of some amazing African female travelers who are also doing a wonderful job of showcasing Africa to the world.

Women in Africa have taken up travel and adventure in a huge way! And when it comes to travel content creation, African female travelers are certainly making waves!

If you’ve ever gone on a group trip of any kind, (in Kenya at least), you will notice that there are usually more women than men… According to an article by Forbes, 80% of all travel decisions are made by women. And globally, about 64% of travelers are women, while men make up 36% of that number.

7 Outstanding African Female Travelers That You Need To Watch!

So, I am privileged to share this list with some of my favourite African Female Travelers who are taking up space in the travel industry!

P.S. This list is not in any particular order, and there are definitely many more women who are killing it in travel. 🙂 I would love to expand this list and spotlight more women in future posts; feel free to share your suggestions in the comments section below!

Sassy Funke

Funke Ogunkoya-Futi also known as Sassy Funke is a Nigerian Travel & Lifestyle Influencer with a great passion for her Country!

African Female Travelers

Sassy Funke uses her platforms to share her expertise and numerous travel tips for traveling around the world as a Nigerian and African traveler.

Funke has authored the Lagos Travel Guide (an insider’s Guide to Lagos, Nigeria). She has also published an E-book: The Lagos Airport Handbook. Both books have received 5 Star ratings on Amazon.

You might recall that she was featured on our Traveler’s chair segment a while back! Check it out HERE to learn more about Funke.

Winnie Rioba: Just Rioba

Winnie Rioba, also known as Just Rioba, is a Kenyan travelprenuer and Influencer who is taking the world, one destination at a time!


Through her business, The Just Rioba Way, Winnie is changing the way women travel. She organises exciting group trips for women who want to travel the world together, thus forming a community of astute African female travelers.

Winnie has also mastered the Content world, working with some of the biggest brands like South African Tourism and Discover Zambia.

Check out this Post to read more about Winnie Rioba.

Dee Walker: The Zed Travel Foodie

Dee Walker aka the Zed Travel Foodie is a Zambian Blogger and Content Creator. As you can tell from her name, Dee is a food enthusiast who shares reviews and recommendations of the best places to wine and dine.

African Female Travelers

Dee is currently working with Discover Zambia and Canon South Africa to host Content Creator Masterclasses, across Zambia. Through the Masterclasses, they hope to train upcoming Creatives who will shape the future of tourism in Africa.

Dee’s content also showcases the beauty of Zambian National parks. So if you are ever traveling to Zambia, you know whose content to look out for!

Dr. Diana Justus: The Wandering Doctor!

Dr. Diana Justus is a Medical Doctor and Travel Content Creator who is proving that there can be a balance between full-time medicine and living your best life!

Also known as the Wandering Doctor, Diana merges her love for travel and health, while balancing her full-time job and traveling.


In 2022, she was appointed as the Ambassador for Kenya on the African Tourism Board. She did a fantastic job of showcasing Equatorial Guinea in this capacity!

Diana also uses her platforms to create awareness about women’s health on topics like Birth Control and Ending Period Poverty.

Look out for a full feature on Dr. Diana Justus, as she’ll be gracing our Traveler’s Chair blog segment in the near future! 😀

Dineo Zonke

Dineo Zonke is a South African Blogger and Content Creator who traveled to 30 countries before the age of 30, in 2019!

African Female Travelers

She has been featured on the BBC, CNN and was on the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans in 2022. Dineo is keen on showcasing her home-place Mpumalanga to the world.

She also runs Dineo Zonke Travel, a business that provides travel consultations and curates group trips around East and Southern Africa.

Irene Ojiambo: Rheen Ruby

Irene Ojiambo, better known as Rheen Ruby is a Kenyan backpacker, hiker and photographer.

She runs Backpacking East Africa, a blog where she shares tips and tricks on backpacking across East Africa, from her first-hand experiences!

African Female Travelers

Rheen curates group trips for people who want to backpack across East Africa and beyond.

In 2022, she took a group on a backpacking trip across West Africa, going through countries like Ghana, Benin and Togo. If you’ve ever wanted to go backpacking across Africa, then you’ll want to keep up with Rheen Ruby.

Scovia Miruka: Just Scovia

Scovia Miruka is a Kenyan Digital Content Creator who merges her love for fashion with travel. She is the Creative Director of a Kenyan fashion business: Hawi Ready To Wear.

African Female Travelers

Scovia is also a science-based skincare enthusiast who uses her platform to educate her audience about their skin and best practices. And through her ever-evolving fashion line, Scovia is redefining the way women travel. You can definitely look and feel good while exploring the world.

Hence, for your next holiday, you’ll want to make Hawi Ready to Wear your go-to-stop for fashionable travel pieces.


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Finally, it is only right to give this blog and community a shoutout! #shamelessplug 😀 You can count on Scrapbook Journeys to continue being your go-to-stop for all things: Travel & Wellness… And look out for next week’s blog post as we celebrate our 7 years’ Blogiversary!

P.S. Thank you for being a part of my Scrapbook Journeys’ community. I appreciate you! Be sure to Subscribe to the Blog and Follow Me on Instagram, and let’s keep flying the African flag even higher!

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Thank you for reading! I had so much fun putting together this list of Female African Travelers who are killing it in the game!

I hope you enjoyed this post… Are there women you would add to this list? Leave a comment down below with your inputs and feedback! I would love to hear from you!

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  • Reply
    April 29, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    Love it!
    It is inspiring to read about the different angels these amazing travel enthusiast bring to life!
    Seeing travel from all these different views opens us up to what we can experience as we travel.
    Thanks so much for the highlighting these ladies and looking forward to the next series when the time comes.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 12, 2023 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you for reading Miss Christine!! And I couldn’t agree more… Their takes on travel is inspiring! 😀

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    Scovia Owino
    April 14, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for the feature….

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 15, 2023 at 6:43 am

      Thank you for reading Scovia! And it’s my pleasure! I celebrate you- Keep winning!!

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    Wanjiku Thuo
    April 14, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    I first scrolled to see if you had yourself on the list before reading. hehe
    Cant believe its been seven years already! Where did the days go?
    Keep on Miss

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 14, 2023 at 2:13 pm

      I know right? Feels like just the other day we were on day 1! Thank you for coming along on this journey ma’am!

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