Six feeds to follow for safari dreaming from Johnny at Timbuktu Travel.

‘What I really love about Instagram is that it makes Africa a lot more accessible,’ says Johnny Prince, Co-founder and CEO of Timbuktu Travel., a travel platform that allows travellers to design their trip to Africa online. ‘You can find out about hidden gems or off the beaten tracks routes. It goes hand in hand with our vision to simplify travel in Africa.’ Johnny set up his site aiming to make Africa more accessible to all, by empowering the traveller, to build his own safari, regardless of experience or budget, while saving money along the way.

‘I am particularly excited about Instagram Stories,’ he says, ‘It gives us the chance to bring Africa even closer to the (potential) traveller. We regularly create live content ourselves or feature interesting Story-takeovers by travel experts, bloggers or conservationists.’ Here, Johnny picks top Instagram feeds that inspire safari dreaming.

@naturalselectiontravel


Natural Selection does a great job of showcasing their collection of family owned and run camps throughout Botswana. My personal favourite is Jack’s Camp in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The interior and attention to detail transport you back to the early days of European travel in East Africa. You will also get plenty of spectacular wildlife sightings in their feed (watch out for the meerkats!).

@meetsouthafrica


If you have your heart set on South Africa, then this is the account to follow. From the best beaches, to the most scenic hikes, to beautiful wine farms,.. And let’s not forget the up-close Kruger wildlife shots.

@gondwanalodges


Namibia is totally different to any other country on the continent. It’s 80% desert, so each place feels more remote than the last. Gondwana runs some of the most unique lodges in the dunes and their Instagram feed never disappoints when it comes to impressive Namibian sunsets.

@theworldpursuit


This travel blogger couple has traveled all over Africa for over a year to create a wide range of content for their #HashtagAfrica project. It’s the mix between high quality photographs, behind-the-scene shots and epic drone videos that I absolutely cherish.

@africanbushcamps


After Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, I am taking you to Zimbabwe, which is a very exciting emerging safari destination. African Bush Camps runs six different camps in Zim. One of them is Somalisa Camp, which we often recommend for family safaris. Expect to see lots of wildlife, in their feed as well as in real life.

@fly_airlink


Fly Airlink not only connects 36 destinations in 9 African countries, it also showcases some of the most amazing spots within those countries like magnificent Victoria Falls or the tranquil Zambezi river, their feed really represents the bright colours of Africa.

September 2017