Video diary: The best of our memories of Africa

Riding over river rapids. Trekking through Martian landscapes. Swimming over surreal coral reefs. And, of course, admiring the breathtaking wildlife. This short video has best of our memories of Africa.

In June 2018, we did what we had always dreamed of doing; we took our very first trip to Africa! For three weeks, we took in the sights of Kenya and Uganda. And when it was time to go, we realized that we had just scratched the surface!

Also read: How to plan your Kenya safari from India – and anywhere else

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During our time in Uganda, we explored charming Kampala and watched a brilliant cultural performance. We spent time with our aunt and uncle as they ran their boutique and cafe, Kardamom & Koffee. And we went river rafting on the source of the river Nile at Jinja.

In Kenya, we did some hard driving and were rewarded with encounters with elephants, lions, rhinoceroses and giraffes. And after a week of driving, we took some time off on the Kenyan coast at Malindi. A trek through the nearby Hell’s Kitchen depression at Marafa gave our holiday a surreal twist. And swimming with the fish over the reefs of the Malindi Marine National Park was the perfect antidote to all the driving.

Take a look at the best of our many memories of Africa!

Also read: A hidden gem in Kampala: Kardamom & Koffee

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I took most of the photos and the footage for this video with my trusty Canon EOS 200D DSLR camera, and my GoPro Hero5 action camera using my Moza AirCross camera stabilizer (read my review). For lenses on my DSLR, I used a friend’s Canon 100-400mm super zoom lens, and my basic Canon 18-55mm STM wide-angle lens and Canon 55-250mm medium zoom lens. I took some photos and footage with my old Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.


I’m a fan of Lonely Planet travel guides, and I found some very useful information in my Lonely Planet East Africa guidebook.

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  1. Thank you for visiting our region and for sharing! We enjoyed watching the safari video

    COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard for many visitors who had plans this year to take a safari holiday break to our beautiful continent.

    Though we are distant for now, we keep celebrating our country’s beauty by sending you love and inspiration from Uganda and Africa! There are so many good times to come in the future!

    For now, we urge all our visitor to stay safe by #stayhome, close your eyes and dream about the places in Uganda and Africa as whole you will visit soon!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Thank you for your message! I’m sure many of us cant wait until things are better so that we can experience the incredible beauty of Africa again.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Thanks, man! It’s completely worth it!

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