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Top 10 Instagrammable spots in Africa

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, Kenya

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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.

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Hot Air Balloon Safari across the Masai Mara

Hot air balloon ride in the Mara, Kenya

Balloon over the Mara

A Hot Air Balloon ride across the Masai Mara is Instagram 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.

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Victoria Falls

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!

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Stone Town Zanzibar

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!

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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater

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!

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

3 gorillas in Uganda

Gorillas in 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.

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Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai warrior in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Mara

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:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Impalas drinking in 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!

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Chobe River National Park, Botswana

sunset over Chobe River in 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!

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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya

Baby elephant at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Baby elephant

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.

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


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