5 Kenyan Spots For The Perfect Instagram Pic

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There are at least three things to consider when traveling in Kenya. One, where you are going. Two, who you are going with. And three, where you can get the perfect Instagram pic. So get your cameras ready and take a look at the best Kenyan spots to get that wow factor for the ‘gram.


Giraffe Manor

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Giraffe Manor is owned by @thesafaricollection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen. (📸: @kelv) #Myhotelscollection . . . . #Giraffe #giraffemanor #nairobi #southafrica #africa #Hotels #breakfast #hotel #hotels #luxuryhotels #luxurylifestyle #travel #blogger #instatravel #nature #earth #earth_pix #summer #travelgram #holiday #world #seychelles #traveladdict #traveler

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This iconic building and the surrounding area is home to a herd of Rothchild giraffes. They like to visit the residents at all hours, as well as poke their long necks into their rooms. You can get the perfect Instagram pic of you sharing some food with the gentle giraffe.

Location: Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi

Contacts: +254 725 675 830, +254 731 914 732

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Ngong Hills


Spend some time with nature and take in the magnificent views. Get lovely pictures of the sky that looks close enough to touch, as well as the rolling green plains. Likewise, don’t forget to get a good shot of the windmills.

Location: 25 kms from Nairobi city

How to get there: If using public means from Nairobi, take matatu number 111 from the Railway Station terminus. You can then walk or hire a boda boda (motorbike) to Ngong Police Station, the starting point for a hike.

If using a private car from Nairobi CBD, drive to Langata Rd, then Southern Bypass and Ngong Rd to Ngong


Lamu Island


The historic Swahili town has a lot to offer for any traveler. You’ll probably never run out of awesome pictures while in Lamu. There’s lots to capture from the beach to the perfect sunsets, for example. In addition, the amazing architecture everywhere will have you constantly snapping your camera.

How to get there:

By road: Get on Mombasa Road (A109) and follow it till you get to Mombasa. Take the ferry to Lamu Island and then head straight to your destination.

By air: The easiest route is to take a flight from Nairobi to Manda Airport, then take a bus, cab or boat to Lamu Island

Via SGR: Take the train from Nairobi to Mombasa, and then take a bus or a cab from the Mombasa SGR station to Lamu Island


David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphan Trust


This is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for orphaned and abandoned animals. You can expect to find elephants, rhinos and other animals there.  Ever bottle fed a baby elephant? Let that, therefore, be your perfect  Instagram pic when you go there. 

Location: KWS Central Workshop Gate, Off Magadi Rd, Nairobi

Contacts: +254 (0) 202 301 396


Lemon Valley Farm

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This lovely spot for a weekend getaway overlooks Lake Elementaita. It’s pretty colorful with interesting designs, as well as cute places for the perfect Instagram pic.

Location: Kasambara Building, Naivasha

Contacts: 0720 879139




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