Africa is a destination of multiple exotic, interesting historical and tourist sites. Very little is known about these places in the US and the Americas. Grand Africa Tour is an AU Mission initiative aimed at stimulating tourism to Africa among the diaspora and other non-Africans. The objective is to conduct US media field visits to various regions on the continent, such as the Pyramids of Egypt, Table Mountain in South Africa, Gore Island in Senegal, where African slaves were shipped off during the Atlantic Slave Trade, as well as other exciting places. Prominent media personalities will accompany AU Mission officials to old and new tourist sites and film and showcase these locations to US audiences. The long-term plan is for American tour operators to run a series of tourist operations to the many destinations.