11 amazing Kenyan Instagram accounts

IMG_8362What are your favorite Instagram accounts? Here is a round-up of 11 incredible Kenyan Instagrammers I’ve fallen in love with! Above, Trevor Maingi documents life in Nairobi and further afield with a keen eye for light and composition through his Instagram feed, The_Mentalyist.
IMG_8288Sammy Njoroge of idfied is a light chaser and nature lover extraordinaire. His shots of the first light in early morning inspire me to see more sunrises.
IMG_8398Sarah Waiswa makes extraordinary portraits of striking faces all over Africa. Her series on the beauty of albinism was particularly powerful! Check out her Instagram feed at lafrohemien.
IMG_8294Safari254‘s shots of Kenya’s beautiful landscapes give me a major case of wanderlust, and make me want to get out there and see more of Kenya.
IMG_8330Mutua Matheka might be my favorite photographer at the moment, with truly unique perspectives and an eye for light and color. Check out his incredible nature shots and cityscapes at truthslinger.
IMG_8339Joe Were hooked me with his amazing night sky photography, and his interest in helping others learn and develop their own craft. (Check out his incredible tutorial on how to shoot and edit stars. AWESOME.)
IMG_8345Is he a Kenyan who lives in New York? Or a New Yorker with Kenyan roots? Either way, I love the images That Kenyan Kid captures.
IMG_8350There are some parts of Kenya that even the most intrepid of travelers may never get to see. The bush pilots of Tropic Air Kenya capture bird’s eye views from Mount Kenya to Turkana and beyond.IMG_8355
Joe Makeni captures Kenya’s magical landscapes, wildlife, and electric capital city. He also shared a touching series of his wife Njeri’s final days in the hopes of encouraging others. His personal story is beautiful and heartbreaking.IMG_8368If you need inspiration for following the road less traveled in Kenya, then look no further than The Kenyan Camper. His images always make me want to plan our next camping trip.
IMG_8399Patricia Wakaimba is a camper and a nature-lover, and she shares spectacular images of Kenya (and, more recently, Iceland!) through her Instagram feed, Wakaimba.

PS – Mutua Matheka, Joe Were, Joe Makeni and Sarah Waiswa are all part of the visual artists’ collective OneTouchLive, and have an incredible exhibit, Beyond, showing at the Alliance Française from 1-14 April. I can’t wait to check it out!

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8 Responses to 11 amazing Kenyan Instagram accounts

  1. Joe Makeni says:

    Thanks for the feature

  2. Heather says:

    This is lovely. I will be checking these accounts out!

  3. Jambo,a friend of mine pointed me to this. I’m extremely humbled to have been mentioned among these amazing photographers i so much look up to. Also, wanted to clarify that I’m indeed a Kenyan in America. Although most of my pictures are of New York,I actually live in Washington DC. I’m always visiting NY thus the pics. Glad you like my pictures & thank you for the feature.

    • Mama Mgeni says:

      I’m so glad you found the post! I should have shared it with you via IG – I couldn’t find you on Twitter! Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous photos!

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