See Top Aerial Views of Kenya

Lamu: Kenyan Island
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Kenya On Air - Shela, Lamu

Maurice Mbui

In this third installment of contributor Maurice Mbui's "Kenya on Air" series, you'll get an aerial view of one of the country's Indian Ocean island territories.  Lamu Island is part of the eponymously named archipelago which lies off the northern part of the Kenya coast.  Accessible from the mainland by boat, Lamu has no roads.  It main town, also called Lamu, lies on its northeastern shore.  The islands had been part of Zanzibar but became part of Kenya when the country gained independence in 1963.

Aerial Tour of Kenya
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Spirit of Kenya

iDrone Aerials

Behold this magnificent aerial tour of Kenya, compliments of top contributor iDrone Aerials.  He was able to fly a drone over some of the top spots for seeing safari animals in this African nation: Masai Mara National Park on the Serengeti, Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley, Lake Naivashi, and the Amboseli National Park.  Watch it and you will see some incredible views of hippo's, zebras, elephants, giraffes, buffalo, lions, and more. This video was nominated for Drone Video of the Week.

Marsabit: Kenya's Desert County
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Kenya on Air - Marsabit County

Maurice Mbui

Contributor Maurice Mbui is creating a series of drone videos showing off the great African nation of Kenya.  In this segment, he put together a stunning aerial tour of Marsabit County in the north central part of the country.  This is desert country (the Chalbi Desert) for the most part, punctuated with magnificent volcanoes and crater lakes.  The gigantic county covers over 65k square km (about 25k square miles) and is inhabited by fewer than 300,000 people as of 2018.  

Kenya by DJI Inspire 2
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Return to Kenya


Kenya lies in the eastern portion of Sub-Saharan Africa, on the equator.  With a population of nearly 50 million, it is an extremely diverse country with landscapes ranging from near-desert to vast grassland savannahs to tropical rainforests and Indian Ocean islands.  Contributor @riseaboveearth, who travels around the world to make promotional videos, used a combination of a DJI Inspire 2 drone and ground cameras to make this epic virtual tour of Kenya.  

Tour by Drone of Kenya
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Folklore  Films

Folklore Films treats us to an aerial tour of the great African country of Kenya.  It starts with an aerial view of Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline before moving to the interior.  The production includes aerial views from across the country, with spectacular shots of some of the country's lakes, rivers, farms, and amazing rock formations.  The video also provides a look at the people and culture of the country, one of the largest in Africa.

Kenya's Great Rift Valley
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Kenya on Air - Naivasha

Maurice Mbui

Maurice Mbui continues his Kenya aerial series with this beautiful drone video of the Great Rift Valley in the southwestern part of the country.  The rift is part of the great East African Rift, one of the most important geological features of the continent.  Much of the video is shot around Lake Naivasha, which is near the Hells Gate National Park.  The park was the inspiration for the blockbuster Disney animated movie Lion King (1994).  

Kenyan Party on New Years Eve
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Epic Kenyan NYE Party Rolls Out: Psychedelic Octopus, Fiery Hand

Dice Travels

Forget Burning Man, how about the Burning Hand? Yes, you heard that right.  Contributor and drone pilot Dice Travels was in Kenya and was given the opportunity to film a truly epic New Years Eve celebration in this African country.  As the title suggests, the highlight of this particular blowout was a giant hand made of straw which was set afire in a lake, music and lights a-blazing.  It's a truly unbelievable sight, especially when seen via a bird's eye view.  

Turkana: Kenya's Northwestern County
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Turkana County Aerial Showreel (2018) - KENYA

Maurice Mbui

Top contributor Maurice Mbui continues his series of drone explorations of Kenya with this magnificent video of Turkana, the  country's northeasternmost county.  Kenya's second largest county, Turkana sits on the western side of the Great Rift, the ridge system which runs north-south through western Kenya.  The video features outstanding aerial footage of rift formations, safari animals, and the massive Lake Turkana which forms the eastern border of the county and is the world's fourth largest salt lake.

Aerial Views of Northern Kenya
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Northern Kenya - Xavier de Diego Perarnau

InterDrone Film Festival

Xavier de Diego Perarnau created this stunning drone video of Northern Kenya.  The country's northern region differs substantially from the more well known southern reaches which is where most of the country's wild game preserves are located.  Northern Kenya, which borders Ethiopia and Somalia, is mountainous and desert country by contrast.  This video was a finalist for the 2016 Interdrone Film Festival in the Natural Wonders category.

Kenya's Indian Ocean Coastline
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Indian Ocean Drone Footage from Kenya


Contributor Mr. Miko used his DJI Phantom 4 drone to record his travels to a lesser known part of the African country of Kenya, its Indian Ocean coastline.  The Kenyan coast is home to Mombasa, its second largest city, as well as many smaller towns and beach communities.  This particular video was shot in the town of Kilifi, which is situated about two-third of the way down the African country's Indian Ocean coast and south of the larger town of Malindi.

The Slums of Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya: Kibera Slums


Nairobi is the largest city in Kenya and one of the five largest cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.  It's situated in the south central part of the country.  It was founded around the turn of the 20th century as a depot on the Ugandan Railway, a British colonial project which linked the interior of Africa to the Indian Ocean.  Today, Kenya has a population of over 4 million.  Many of these inhabitants live in abject poverty in vast urban slums, some of which you'll see from an aerial perspective in this drone video.

Drone Video of a Maasai Compound
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Flying Over Kenyan Maasai Compound.

Dice Travels

Contributor Dice Travels created this epic bird's eye view of a Maasai compound in Kenya.  The Maasai are a nomadic people who live in parts of Kenya and Tanzania.  The walls of the compound are made from thorny branches of the acacia trees which are found in this part of the world.  The migratory travels of these people, and the uniqueness of their culture, has led to the Maasai being much studied by anthropologists around the world.  

Kenya by Drone
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Kenya Travel film 2018 / 2019


The East African country of Kenya is home to near 50 million people, making it one of the largest countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The country borders Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.  Kenya encompasses a variety of ecosystems including savannahs, lakelands, highlands, and the Great Rift Valley. Drone pilot Mr. Miko traveled the country he loves to show the world its beautiful landscape, people, and wildlife.

Aerial Tour of Kenya's Serengheti
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Top contributor Global Air Media created this magnificent reel of Kenya, one of Sub-Saharan Africa's most important countries.  The video will give you a sense of the landscape and wildlife of this beautiful country, which was granted independence from the UK in the early 1960's.  Most of the video focuses on the country's vast wildlife preserves on the Serengeti, a vast grassland area which covers much of western Kenya and is home to large concentrations of safari animals.  

Profile of Dice Travels
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The Drone Dish: Dice Travels

The Drone Dish

In this segment of Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason interviews Isaac Simonelli, aka Dice Travels.  Isaac spent many months traveling through Africa with a motorcycle and a drone, creating epic videos of his journey.  Many of his videos were shot in Kenya and Tanzania, where he was able to capture the incredible scenery of these countries but also to connect with the locals and their diverse cultures.   Hear how he goes about flying in places where many people have never even heard of drones.


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Droning In The Lake House Tigoni

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