5 Instagram Feeds Aardvark Safaris loves

March 13th 2017  |  Photography Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith
Instagram

Instagram was my kids’ favourite social network before they moved on to Snapchat, but it certainly still has a place in their lives, and with 150 million daily active users it is one of the most popular social networks. From an Aardvark Safaris’ perspective, it is a great platform for showcasing wildlife images and film footage and somewhere we enjoy following a number of safari guides, camps and wildlife photographers.

Here’s five I recommend:

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Extremely popular, with over 245K followers, the official account posts daily stories about the orphan elephants and rhinos in its care. For over 40 years in Nairobi, Kenya, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has cared for abandoned or injured young wildlife before returning them to the wild.  The orphanage is open daily at feeding time and a visit makes an excellent day trip in Nairobi.  Instagram fans and visitors can foster a named orphan through annual sponsorship or online. One of the most recent arrivals is ‘Humpty,’ a tiny hippo rescued after being found stuck in a dried up waterhole.

James Suter

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Private photographic guide & African filmmaker, James works with charities and NGOs like United for Wildlife to produce short documentary films about conservation and wildlife.  He’s also produced commercial films for safari camps like Sanctuary Retreats.  James is part of a team that works for Black Bean Productions.

Kicheche Camps

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Four premium wilderness safari camps, located in the outstanding wildlife conservancies of the Masai Mara and Ol Pejeta in Kenya. They post regular wildlife shots including the wildebeest migration, cheetah, lions, leopard, wild dog, rhino and elephants. Photos are of the unusual and plenty of action shots of wildlife hunting.

Singita

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With 12 lodges and camps across five regions of Africa, Singita works to preserve and protect the African wilderness through hospitality, conservation and developing local communities. As well as posting wildlife images, Singita features tastes and flavours, luxury interiors, and community and conservation projects it is actively involved in. The Singita community partnership programmes in and around Tanzanian properties include support for small agricultural businesses and farming projects.

Beverly Joubert

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An award-winning photographer and filmmaker for National Geographic with over 185K followers who, with her husband Dereck, create African wildlife conservation documentaries. The Jouberts have made over 25 films for National Geographic, published 11 books, half a dozen scientific papers, and have written many articles for the National Geographic Magazine. They are the founders of the Big Cats Initiative with National Geographic, which currently funds 80 grants in 27 countries for the conservation of big cats.  The husband and wife team also own Great Plains Conservation lodges and fund initiatives like Rhinos Without Borders, the trans-location of rhinos away from areas at high risk of poaching.

Thoughts or questions?

Got your own favourite Instagram feed I haven’t included, or have a question on the ones I have? Add a comment in the section below, or pop us an email. I will be sure to reply and may amend the article to include my answer.

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