A cultural exchange between Africa & the world!

We foster cultural exchanges between Africa and the world by way of commerce, community involvement, music, and education.

Pilgrimage to the Motherland

Experience Sénégal, The Gambia, and other West African cultures during our annual pilgrimage to the Motherland two-week tour.

Our Upcoming Events

Committed to bringing culture to Las Vegas and beyond, there is always a fun event to attend. Check out our exciting upcoming events!

Volunteer Today

Looking for ways through which you can foster culture within the community? Volunteer with us and become a cultural ambassador!

Pilgrimage to the Motherland


Take a pilgrimage to the Motherland with Mara Diakhate and Da’African Village this fall as we travel to Ghana, West Africa!

We will visit many of Ghana’s Iconic sites including; the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the Cape Coast Castle Museum – the largest of 40 slave castles, the Elmina Castle – the first European building built south of the Sahara by the Portuguese in 1482, the Ashanti Kingdom and so more!

Pilgrimage to the Motherland

Senegal and The Gambia Winter 2024

Take a pilgrimage to the Motherland with Mara Diakhate and Da’African Village, Congo Square, Thiossane West African Institute and Africa Love this winter as we travel to Senegal and The Gambia, West Africa!

We will visit many of Senegal’s iconic sites, including Place de l’Indépendance – the Presidential Palace, the African Renaissance Monument, Goree Island, which was once a departure point for millions of enslaved Africans bound for the Americas and so much more.

What is Da'African Village?

Bringing culture to
Las Vegas & beyond!

Established in 2014 as a “bridge of togetherness” between Africa and the world, Da’African Village is a joint venture collaborative network, specializing in cultural immersion, tourism, West African art and artifacts. Operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we provide cultural tours, sponsor cultural exchange, youth development programs, and are building a cultural center in Sénégal.


Donated within the last 2 years by community members


Events curated for local communities in LA and LV


Community members reached since our inception in 2014

Sponsor a child in

Our programs provide assistance with school tuition and supplies, after-school tutoring and mentoring as well as transportation. We are committed to providing strong lines of communication with sponsors, sponsored children, and our organization. 100% of the proceeds are invested in the sponsored children.

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School Supplies Sponsorship

This donation goes toward sponsoring school supplies for underprivileged children in Sénégal, which includes school text and exercise books, book bags, and stationary.

Education & Care Sponsorship

This donation goes toward sponsoring school supplies, books and assisting underprivileged families in Sénégal with paying for their children’s tuition.

Child Education Sponsorship

This donation goes toward assisting families of underprivileged children in Sénégal with paying for a large portion or for all of their tuition fees/costs. 

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Books & Music

Talking Wolof with Da'African Village

Talking Wolof with Da’African Village by Serigne “Mara” Diakhate was inspired by many years of serving as a tour guide and leading thousands of people from the United States and Europe through his homeland of Sénégal and other countries in West Africa including The Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Ghana, and Guinea. He has worked with the largest travel agencies and is well-known in the travel and tourism industry. He has guided celebrities such as Serena Williams, Jesse Jackson, Ky-Mani Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and many more. It was during this time that Mara realized the need to create a comprehensive book for those traveling abroad to communicate more effectively in efforts to connect with the people of West Africa.

Mara Imports and Traders

For the love of Africa!

In recent years, many West African artists who’ve had little to no success at home have often, to have a better life, braved the oceans through drastic measures to get to Europe. Unfortunately, thousands of talented craftsmen have lost their lives in search of sustainability. 

When you support Mara Imports and Traders or our sister company, Africa Love, you are supporting an initiative to save countless lives each year. Under the leadership of CEO and Founder, Serigne Mara Diakhate, Mara Imports and Traders has established itself as a world-renowned distributor of fair-traded African imports. We go directly to the source!

Africa Love, a store located in the prestigious Town Square Shopping Mall in Las Vegas, NV is a store that showcases all that we love about Africa. It is a collection of the best of what Africa has to offer by way of art, instruments, bags, baskets, clothing, sandals, and décor. By Africans, for the world.