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11 African Travelers You Need To Follow On Instagram

By Shontel Horne

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There are plenty of social media influencers to follow if you want constant travel inspiration, but some of the best accounts around come via African travelers showing their followers around countries in Africa and destinations around the world. There’s a good chance that many of the travel accounts you follow are from Americans globetrotting from place to place, but switch things up on your feed and see how these travelers from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and other countries throughout Africa capture the beauty of their continent and the rest of the world.

 

@adamaparis

A Senegalese fashion designer and serial traveler, one look at Adama’s Instagram feed and you’ll want to completely rethink how you plan your wardrobe for trips to Paris, Dakar, and Bamako.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @adamaparis

 

@gold_melaniin

This traveler lives in Congo, but her adventures through the Mali countryside and the beaches of Senegal are a stunning tribute to the diversity of West Africa’s landscape.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @gold_melaniin

 

@tokitonegrito

Tokunbo Okuwobi is on a mission to change how the world views West Africa, and his journeys through Mali, Senegal, Liberia, and Sierra Leone show a side of African nations that often get overlooked in the media and in the travel community.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @tokitonegrito

 

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@zamokasa

South African Nomzamo has been traveling full-time since 2015, and her solo adventures through Germany, Hong Kong, and Laos are just the inspiration you need to finally take that solo trip abroad.


 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @zamokasa

 

@tmid_

A software engineer and travel blogger, Joy Idahosa is from Nigeria but moved to South Africa for her Masters and currently lives in Cape Town. From Namibia to Verona, Joy has been everywhere and she captures it all on her blog tmidofficial.com and on her vibrant IG.

 

Photo courtesy of @tmid_

 

@muthurikinyamu

Muthuri Kinyamu is a Kenyan adventure traveler that lives life on the edge, so if you want to see what it’s like to explore the thrilling side of Kenya, this is the man you want to know.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @muthurikinyamu

 

@verydelphine

Delphine is the travel goddess we all think we are in our head and her breathtaking images of Tanzania alone are well worth a follow.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @verydelphine

 

@masitontsi

If there are two things that Masi Tontsi knows, it’s travel and fashion. The South Africa-based marketing executive has a signature fashion sense that stands out whether he’s at home in the Western Cape or in the Netherlands, and his travel street style is as cool as it gets.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @masitontsi

 

@frameambition

Nairobi-native Julie Olum is a model and shares gorgeous snaps from her travels on her Instagram account as well as informative travel videos (like the best visa-free destinations to visit with a Kenyan passport) on her YouTube channel.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @frameambition

 

@nde_uyapo

Uyapo Ketogetswe is behind Nde Uyapo, a travel and lifestyle brand highlighting the lavish side of cities throughout Africa. Follow this account for tips on how to do South Africa and Botswana like a baller.

 

Photo courtesy of Nde Uyapo

 

@wattaonthego

Wendy Watta is a travel journalist and her picture-perfect snaps of Kenya, Uganda, and Zanzibar will make you want to buy a one-way ticket to the Motherland.

 

Photo courtesy of Instagram @wattaonthego

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