Top 10 Instagrammable spots in Africa

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 03/07/2018
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  • Instagram-fuelled tourism is trending with many people choosing to travel to places they’ve seen on the “gram” in order to get their own magical shot. Africa is filled with lots of insta-worthy locations, and some are really unique and totally off the beaten track. From giraffes peeking through windows, to watching the sunset in Botswana, here are our picks of the 10 most Instagrammable spots in Africa where you can get those incredible shots for your feed!

    Giraffe Manor

    Giraffe Manor

    Photo credit: The Safari Collection

    Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya is an Instagram favourite, having been featured on Amazing Hotels – Life beyond the Lobby, as well as more recently on Ellen DeGeneres’ feed. The most instagrammed shot here is of the Giraffes peering through the large manor windows.

    Find out more here: https://www.somak.com/kenya/nairobi/giraffe_manor

    Hot Air Balloon Safari across the Masai Mara

    Hot air balloon ride in the Mara

    A Hot Air Balloon ride across the Masai Mara is Instgram goals, complete with a bush breakfast with sparkling wine, which would make a seriously enviable Instagram shot. It is also an incredible experience, and gives a fantastic alternative aerial view of the game in the national park.

    You can find out more here: https://www.somak.com/kenya/nairobi/mara_ballooning_-_balloon_safaris

    Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

    One of the largest waterfalls in the world is such a stunning natural sight and there are 16 amazing view points along its length taking you right to the lip of the Falls. Plenty of choices for a superb scenic photo to evoke some serial wanderlust!

    You can find out more about visiting the Falls here: https://www.somak.com/zimbabwe/victoria-falls

    Stone Town Zanzibar

    Stone town Zanzibar

    Stone Town in Zanzibar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has narrow, windy streets and photogenic Middle Eastern doors as well as lots of markets, which are all a photographer’s dream!

    Find out more about Zanzibar here: https://www.somak.com/tanzania/zanzibar-stone-town

    Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

    Ngorongoro Crater

    The Ngorongoro Crater was once a gigantic volcano and is the largest intact caldera in the world. As you go down towards the crater you will be able to see the amazing wealth of wildlife there! An incredible backdrop for some seriously fantastic photos!

    Find out more here: https://www.somak.com/tanzania/ngorongoro

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

    Gorilla Trekking Uganda

    This is perhaps one of the ultimate Africa Instagram locations for a totally unique photo with the gorillas, whilst trekking through the forest. It is a once in a lifetime experience like no other, and definitely one to add to the bucket list.

    Find out more here: https://www.somak.com/uganda/bwindi-national-park

    Masai Mara, Kenya

    Masai Mara, Kenya

    Nothing beats the Masai Mara for those amazing landscape shots and it is one of the best safari destinations in the world. We offer a host of various itineraries to the Masai Mara. You can find out more here: https://www.somak.com/kenya/masai-mara

    Kruger National Park, South Africa

    Kruger National Park

    Situated along the Mozambique border and covering close to 2 million hectares, Kruger National Park is the most well-known, and one of the largest parks in Africa. Wildlife shots here are going to seriously impress!

    Find out more here: https://www.somak.com/south_africa/kruger-national-park

    Chobe River National Park, Botswana

    sunset in Botswana

    Watching the sunset and snapping a photo of it in Chobe River National Park is a sensational and memorable experience. The sunsets here are renowned and definitely one to watch with a drink in hand!

    Find out more here: https://www.somak.com/botswana/chobe-national-park

    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya

    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya is an animal sanctuary primarily focused on caring for orphaned elephants, mostly due to poaching. Here the keepers look after the orphans until they are ready to be rehabilitated back into the wild. You can sponsor an elephant here and visit during feeding times, to see them interact with one another. It is a truly special place and definitely a heart warming one for the Instagram feed. By visiting you will also be giving back.

    You can find out more about them here: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

    To book a trip to Kenya including an excursion to visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, visit our site here: https://www.somak.com/kenya-safari

    To book a holiday which includes any of the above, call our friendly, knowledgeable team on 020 8423 3000.

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