20 Instagrammers to Follow With Awesome Photos of Daily Life From Africa
We love Instagram! Its the place we spend quite some amount of time everyday and this post is for all you out here who love Africa and are looking for different faces of Africa. Selection was hard, since there are so many accounts on Instagram with mind blowing images of Africa, but we decided to select 20 Instagram Accounts Capturing Everyday Africa, that deserve attention and will give you a glimpse of daily African life and travel.
From long term travelers, overlanders, aid workers, expats living in Africa, photojournalists and wildlife aspiring photographers. Everything for everybody!
Overalnding Africa with 4×4 From Cape Town to Morocco on Western Route
We love all updates from this couple that started their overland trip through Africa from Cape Town. What makes it so much more interesting, is that they took the overland Africa route on the western side, crossing Namibia, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, etc,… and making it up till Morocco.
Their Instagram feed will definitely make you want to fly to South Africa, buy a Land Cruiser and just go and drive to North. Jason and Liza are currently in Morocco.
Walking Across Africa From Cape Town to Cairo
And here is another extreme Instagram account with photos from Africa we love to follow. Mario Rigby, a Canadian is on a expedition mission to Africa. Mario will attempt to traverse the African continent from Cape Town to Cairo only on foot, by sail or by paddle. Mario started his expedition in November 2015, he is currently still in South Africa.
According to his estimation, it will take him two years to successfully accomplish the mission. Follow him, he basically just started this amazing walk to Cairo. We also talked to Mario – read the interview about Crossing Africa on Foot
DR Congo and East Africa Through the Eyes of a Photojournalist
Ley Uwera, a freelance photojournalist based DR Congo is the Instagram account, where you will find realistic everyday photos from Congo and East Africa.
Candid portraits, street photography that will make you also think about life. She is oftentimes travelling around the continent so, you might stumble upon photos from Senegal, Kenya, Rwanda and other countries, but always with the same concept. Keeping it real in each and every photo she posts. Beautiful!
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Vintage African Photos on Instagram
This user is not entirely posting just photos from Africa, but the African part is amazing! If you find yourself ever thinking how Africa looked like decades ago, this is Instagram account to follow. Posting photos from his parents that travelled in Africa in 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s anywhere from Liberia, Ghana, Guinea, Uganda… Amazing street photography and portraits from era of our parents.
Orphaned Elephants and Wildlife in Kenya
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
DSWT is most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. Its the place on Instagram where sad elephant stories get happy end.
Updates on saved animals and their recovering, very touching and heart warming! Those who are looking to contribute or support the trust, you have an option to foster orphaned elephant.
Angola in All its Beauty
Angola is still considered one of less travelled, exotic, mysterious countries of Africa. There is not much online to read from other travellers, nor to see much authentic travel photography from Angola. Jesse Manuel, a go pro photographer from Angola is showcasing Angolan beauty through stunning images of nature, landscape and people.
Have you ever imagined how beautiful Angola is? We havent until we found this account.
Every Day Photos From Sudan
Australian teacher living in Khartum. To be honest, this account made me decide to finally travel to Sudan as i did few months ago! Her insta feed is full of colorful street photos anywhere from Khartoum, river Nile,to deserts and historical landmarks markets, and places tourist will not see.
Every Day Photos From Somalia – Horn of Africa
A girl from Somalia posting snapshots of daily life and street photography. After seeing her insta feed from Horn of Africa, on thing is for sure – country doesn’t look as dangerous as media wants us to believe!
Life in Kibera the Largest Urban Slum in Africa
Kibera Stories is run by freelance photojournalist based in Kibera. Bryan is showcasing photos from all angles of daily life in Kibera slum.
Life in Morocco Through Expats Eyes
Monika, a Polish girl living in Morocco. In this insta feed you will find anything Moroccan: moroccan food, riads, street photography, hand crafts and beyond.
Snapshots From Cairo and Egypt
Bishoy Ramzes is a guy who lives in Egypt and loves street photography. By glancing through his account you will definitely see personal, intimate urban side of Cairo. He loves details!
Travel Photos From Ghana and Burkina Faso
Instagram account from Katja, occasional contributor on Safari Junkie. Katjas insta feed will take you to West Africa, the latest photos include many photos from Ghana and Burkina Faso.
Portraits of Kenyan Tribes
Norwegian lady living in Kenya. Beautiful insta feed of mainly portraits of Kenyan tribes, Turkana Tribe and hundreds of Maasai Portraits.
African Landscape and Hiking Trails
Martin Maura is Kenyan and hiking and nature enthusiast. In his insta feed you will fall in love with Kenyan nature, mountains and forests.
Kruger National Park Diaries
By young lady Safwanah Guman – a bush girl with big camera. This girl has probably been to Kruger so many times, she lost count long time ago. Great insta feed that will make happy all big cat lovers.
Snapshots from Nigeria
Indian living in Lagos, Nigeria. Awesome insta feed of street photos and portraits, mainly from Lagos!
Photos From Kenya
Georgina Goodwin Award-winning Kenyan photographer documenting Africa’s depths, her people & environment.
Amazing Photos of Cape Town
Cape Town native, with impressive photography of Cape Town and surrounding landscape!
Cape Town With Go Pro
Young lady also from Cape Town is sharing her Go pro adventures in South Africa.
Dadaab Refugee Camp Through The Lens of Aid Worker
Not sure if she still works in refugee camp, right now you can see some nice safari photos and Nairobi. Scroll down in her insta feed to see photo stories from life in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
And of course, dont forget to follow Safari Junkie!
Safaris and Adventures in Africa
Great outdoor snap shots. Martin Maura kiddos for your great outdoor photos.
What a great honour to see my friend Martin Maura on the top 20
His photography is mind blowing, he totally deserved it:D
Kudos marto…na hawajaona Ruwenzori yet
I just love Orphaned Elephants. And, wildlife in Kenya is mind blowing. Hope i visit Kenya soon.
Beautiful Ig accounts.