TOURS

Cultural and historical tours of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Black Houston Bus Tours

Our local bus tours offer a fun and convenient way to explore Black Houston. Local bus tours are offered one day a month, with a different theme each month. These include our Black Art, Black History, Black Culture, Black Business, Third Ward, and Juneteenth tours. On these tours you get to experience Houston like a true local, going to some of this city’s most important sites, eating delicious food, and meeting new people!

 
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March 12, 2022

Black Culture Bus Tour
 

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March 26, 2022

Black History Bus Tour
 

Jazz Music

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April 16, 2022

Black Culture Bus Tour
 

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Coming Soon!

Third Ward Bus Tour

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Coming Soon!

Virtual Reality

Happy Senior Couple

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Coming Soon!

Juneteenth Bus Tour

Specialty Tours

 

Our specialty tours offer our explorers the opportunity to enjoy Houston in even more unique ways. These include our Third Ward Walking Tours, Beyonce Bus Tour, and Black Cowboy Tour in Houston, in addition to our Black Galveston Bus Tour, Black Philadelphia Bus Tour and Afro-Louisiana Heritage Overnight Tour.  

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Available by request and via AirBnB Experiences

Third Ward Walking Tours
 

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September 4, 2022 "Bey Day"

Beyonce Bus Tour

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September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)

Black Cowboy Horseback Tour

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September 17, 2022,

September 18, 2022

Black Philadelphia Bus Tour

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October 7-10, 2022 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

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Afro-Louisiana Heritage Tour (overnight)

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December 3, 2022

 

Tour leaves from Houston, Texas

Black Galveston Bus Tour 

 

International Tours

 Our international tours give locals the opportunity to explore the Motherland and its beautiful diaspora!

 

Registration for our 2023 tours opens June 2022.

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July 1-11, 2023

Ghana, West Africa

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August 1-13, 2023

Senegal, West Africa

SENG

 

Fifth Ward Self Guided & Virtual Tours

In partnership with Sawari Tours and Visit Houston, you can visit Black Houston at any time and at your own pace through our self-guided tour of Houston’s Fifth Ward. Known to longtime residents as “The Nickel,” Fifth Ward was once one of the most thriving Black neighborhoods in the city. Its Lyons Avenue corridor was booming with businesses, from movie theaters like the DeLUXE Theater to entertainment centers like Club Matinee.

 

Like many of the city’s other Black communities, it had its own grocery stores, clothing stores, barbershops and beauty salons, organizations, churches, and schools--with Wheatley High School being its pride and joy. It also had communities within, like French Town, and close neighbors like Kashmere Gardens and Trinity Gardens. The neighborhood is being revitalized thanks to organizations such as the Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation and Fifth Ward Go Neighborhoods.

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FIFTH
WARD
SELF GUIDED
TOUR

Features:

  • This self-guided tour includes photos, fun facts, and audio interviews about The DeLUXE Theater, Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Fruits of Fifth Ward Mural, Club Matinee, Wheatley High School, and House of Brown Salon.

  • Tickets available February 2022!

Happy Childhood

VIRTUAL REALITY
BUS 
TOURS

Features:

  • Can’t make it to our bus tours but still looking for an immersive experience? Join a bus tour from your home, no matter the location. You’ll be able to visit each stop with us! 

  • Tickets available February 2022!

WHY SAWARI TOURS

Fun!

Fun and engaging tours of some of the city’s most important and often little-known Black historical and cultural sites.

Local Tours

Learn about the Black history and culture of Houston through our bus tours. Perfect for both locals and out-of-towners alike!

Convenience

Comfortable, air-conditioned buses to accommodate Houston’s unpredictable (but loveable) weather, and physical differences.

Expert Tours

Tours led by expert historian, Africologist, professor, world traveler, and Houston native.

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