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From Nairobi to Cape Town, the entire continent is full of beautiful cities and landscapes for your inner nomad to explore. As you plan your trip, these four Instagram accounts will give you both travel envy and inspiration.
Tastemakers Africa @tstmkrsafrica
For a highly-curated itinerary of the very best local experiences and hotspots across the African continent, follow Tastemakers Africa.
2. Hip Africa @HipAfrica
Foreign women can expect to get many marriage proposals from Senegalese men. Handle this with a sense of humour–and caution.”
That’s the kind of practical—and funny—advice you can expect from HIP Africa, a site that offers recommendations on the best places to visit in five of the most popular African countries. They currently only offer tips for Lagos, Accra, Nairobi, Dakar and Johannesburg, but expect editions from Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Marrakesh and Maputo in the near future.
A fabric vendor takes a reading break at the Marche Kermel in Dakar, Senegal. #dakar #senegal #afrique #visiterlafrique #africanprint #fabric #africanmarket #market #everydayafrica #seeafrica #local #colourful #color #travelafrica #travelinspiration #instatravel #hipafrica
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3. Everyday Africa @everydayafrica
We all know that travelling Africa isn’t solely about visiting hip destinations and taking Instagram-able shots. It’s also about experiencing the minute day-to-day happenings of a vibrant city or quiet town. That’s the kind of experience Everyday Africa hopes to offer. The project started in 2012 with two photographers using iPhones, but now with just under 300k Instagram followers, the account has photographers from all over Africa.
4. Visiter l’afrique @VisiterlAfrique
Founded in 2014 by Cameroonian journalist Diane Audrey Ngako, Visiter l’Afrique brings together a large community of travelers who – through photographs and writing – share their experiences of the places they visit. But the site’s Instagram page is also drool worthy. With its over 83k followers, it’s easy to see why people are excited.
Photo by: @stefan.helder Difficulties in your life don’t come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potencial. The zungueiras are women apart. They are warriors, humble and mothers fireproof. They walk in Luanda with the children on their backs while carrying their products. They are brave women who face the harsh reality of day to day under the scorching sun or the merciless rain. She carries on her face a smile in the hope of one day seeing totally freed from their condition. This woman is an example of dignity. ? #visiterlafrique #thelightchaser #silhouetetherapy #angola #luanda #voyage #travel
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5. Africancityzens @africancityzens
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