Jessica Nabongo

Jessica Nabongo is a Ugandan-American travel blogger and brand influencer. She is the first black woman to have travelled to every country in the world.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan to Ugandan parents. She attended St.John’s University, in New York City where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and then the London School of Economics where she acquired a master’s degree in international development.

Although she started travelling at the age of six, after completing college, she worked at a pharmaceutical company for two years, taught English in Japan, and worked as a consultant for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation before finally becoming a travel blogger.She is known to have founded a company called Jet Black, which organises custom itineraries for small group trips in Africa, plus sells travel gear like branded T-shirts and passport covers. She is also a brand influencer, working with hotels and hospitality brands.

As of 2016, she had already visited 60 countries. So in 2017, she decided to visit all 193 countries in the world.On October 6, 2019, she had arrived in her final country, Seychelles.



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