7 Most Instagram-Worthy Locations in Africa

7 Most Instagram-Worthy Locations in Africa

By Caitlin Overend

7 Most Instagram-Worthy Locations in Africa

Offering some of the most beautiful natural sights to see in the entire world, Africa should certainly top a photographer’s list of destinations to explore. Rather, anyone with a camera – or smartphone – who wants to capture a brag-worthy photo should plan a trip here. Between the golden beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean, to the lands providing habitat to the “Big 5” animals, the opportunity to take some of the most satisfying, breathtaking pictures of Africa exists all across the continent.

Planning a trip to Africa in the near future? Make sure your smartphone is fully charged for every excursion. You won’t want to miss the chance to post pictures from these seven most Instagram-worthy locations!

 

The “Big 5” in Kruger National Park

A trip to Africa wouldn’t be complete without an attempt to spot all of the “Big 5” animals at Kruger National Park! The wildlife in this group includes lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos. They’re called the “Big 5” after being named some of the most dangerous and difficult animals to hunt. If you don’t find an opportunity to spot any of these creatures, you can certainly take in the beautiful greenery and environment of the reserve. If you do happen see any of the majestic animals, be sure to take as many photos as possible – the chance to spot any of the “Big 5” here is few and far between!

Sossusvlei Dunes in Namibia

The dunes at Sossusvlei in Namibia are some of the tallest in the world. One of the dunes, named “Big Daddy,” is 380-meters tall, rising nearly a quarter of a mile into the skies of the Namib-Naukluft desert. The gushing winds shape and alter the dunes slightly on a regular basis, which means each and every exploration will be a genuine, one-of-a-kind experience. A forecast of clear skies and sunshine offers the perfect photo opportunity to capture the dunes in their rawest, deep orange-red state.

Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater is a magnificent spot for a snapshot that can be cherished forever. This crater was once a giant volcano that collapsed millions of years ago, and it is now the most unharmed caldera to exist across the globe. Upon your journey, you’ll spot bull elephants grazing through the grass, and possibly herds of cattle, sheep and goats owned by the people of the Maasai, an ethnic group native to northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the culture of the people and capture photos of them performing traditional song and dance.

Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar

While you can spot baobab trees all over the continent, the most striking and memorable can be found in the Avenue of the Baobas in Madagascar. The trees stand at 98 feet tall and essentially look like they’ve been uprooted and replanted upside down. You can admire the Adansonia grandidieri species regardless of the time of day, but the source stated that the best photo opportunities are presented at dusk and dawn, due to how breathtaking the trees look against the sunrise and sunset.

Table Mountain Overlooking Cape Town

Known as one of Cape Town’s most popular attractions and recognizable landmarks, Table Mountain stands tall with a 2-mile long, sandstone standing surface. Locals and tourists alike can climb to the top of this famous peak and enjoy marvelous views of Cape Town and Table Bay. It’s the perfect place to hike, camp, and take multiple Instagram-worthy pictures of the memorable sights from the ridge once you’ve made it to the top.

 

Victoria Falls in Zambia

For spectacular views of one of Mother Nature’s most valued accomplishments – as it’s named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – head to Victoria Falls. The waters rush from the top down to the Zambezi River, the waterway that forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Travelers can see the mist of the falls from miles away, but it’s certainly best to get as up close and personal with the rushing waters as possible. During the rainy season, it’s said that more than 500 million cubic meters of water fall per minute! Don’t miss your chance to capture the natural beauty.

Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

For a rich history lesson and an unbelievable photo opportunity, travelers should visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. The pyramids are some of the most striking and glorious structures made by man across the globe. Located west of the Nile River, the Great Pyramids are also among the Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramid, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids, and was built for Khufu, who reigned for 23 years as pharaoh. The second pyramid was made for Khufu’s son Khafre, and the third was made for Khafre’s son Menkaure. Together, they tell a story of Egyptian dynasties, one that’s worth capturing dozens of photos to share with family and friends.

 

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