Home to the never-ending plains of the Masai Mara and the Rift Valley lakes of Nakuru and Naivasha, Kenya has long been a safari favourite. It’s a land where red-robed warriors tend their cattle, where brilliant pink flamingos flock to feed and where hundreds and thousands of wildebeest and zebra make their Great Migration. You’ll find the Big 5 here plus plenty more African wildlife and stunning landscapes, making it a fantastic destination to capture on camera. To kick start our first Instagrams of the Month, we’ve scoured the popular photo-sharing site to bring you the best images of this captivating safari destination. Enjoy!
Photographer @joemakeni is usually shooting stylish architecture but peppers his Instagram account with striking portraits of Kenya’s ethnic peoples, delicately coloured landscapes and the odd wildlife spectacle, including this stunning shot of zebras during the Great Migration.
For a bird’s eye view of Kenya’s incredible landscapes, few Instagramers beat the guys @tropicairkenya. Specialising in flying and helicopter safaris across Kenya and beyond, these pilots and their passengers capture amazing aerial shots of Kenya’s lesser-visited destinations from lakes to sand dunes.
Kenyan photographer Mwangi Kirubi aims to show Africa’s beautiful diversity with his images that capture landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, wildlife and issues that matter from poaching to local farming projects. His Instagram account @mwarv is an interesting mix of all that Kenya is today.
Africa is just as much about its people as its wildlife and Sarah Marie brings creative and visually powerfully portraits of Kenyans and others to her Instragram account @lafrohemian. Browsing through her collection of close-ups and carefully curated portraits reveals the beauty and poise of Africa’s people.
But Kenya isn’t just a safari holiday destination – it’s also a country where over 44 million people live. The city of Nairobi serves as its capital and is one of the most important cities in West Africa. @the_mentalyst brings the edgier side of Nairobi to life with his urban shots that show how the people of Nairobi see their city.
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