One of the main reasons I always wanted to come to Africa was to see the old slave forts of the west coast from the Transatlantic Slave Trade. I have seen where Africans were sent to in the Americas, but I always wanted to see and experience where they left. It's one thing to learn and read about it in books, but a completely different story when you experience it for yourself. I still have yet to set foot in West Africa, but I was able to see and go inside a former slave fort in Tanzania at Bagamoyo (which means in a very loose translation "a place to die" or "to leave your heart") during the Indian Ocean Slave Trade (in a few weeks I'll see those in Zanzibar).
This experience was something very important to me.
More photos to come.