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Aerial Tour: Seven African Countries

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100 days in Africa

ZilverSchmitz

Top contributor and drone pilot ZilverSchmitz spent 100 days traveling around southern Africa.  This DVOW winning video of his trip is astounding, featuring dozens of shots from seven different countries. Watch it for magnificent aerial views from across this rapidly-modernizing region, which is home to teeming cities as well as some of the world's most spectacular natural scenery.  Featured sites range from the South African city of Durban to the Maputo–Katembe bridge in Mozambique to the savannas of Kenya.

DVA Winner from Namibia

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Kingdom Of The Wild - Wildlife in Namibia Africa

MikeBishop.tv

Award-winning contributor and drone pilot Mike Bishop was supported by DJI to make this incredible film of wildlife in Namibia in southern Africa.  Shot on the Erindi game reserve, it features elephants, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, ostriches, crocodiles, other exotic animals only found in Africa.  Chosen as a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week and Drone Video of the Month, it went on to win the Drones for Good category in the second annual Drone Video Awards and was named the Drone Video of the Year.

Southern Africa by Drone

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The Beauty Of Africa 🇿🇦🇿🇼

Merr Watson

Top contributor Merr Watson travels the world making videos of her adventures, which combine drone and ground camera footage.  In this video, you'll be able to vicariously accompany her on a trip to southern Africa.  Enjoy incredible drone views of Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World), gorgeous Cape Town (frequently considered to be the world's most beautiful city), and other nearby surroundings along the southern coast of South Africa. 

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.

The People and Sights of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia - Cradle of Mankind

Face du Monde

Top contributor Face du Monde was a winner at the first annual Drone Video Awards; "This is Yunnan" was the winner in the "People" category. In this video, he has created another masterpiece with a look at the Sub-Saharan African nation of Ethiopia. Combining aerial and ground camera footage, the video does a phenomenal job of showing both the people and natural landscapes of this country, Africa's second most populous country and believed to be the birthplace of modern humans. This video was a DVOW nominee in August, 2019.

Zimbabwe from the Sky

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Zimbabwe 4k - Travel Video

Sandrine Hecq

Contributor Sandrine Hecq, who hails from Australia, travels the world making videos of her adventures.  In this video, she shows us the beautiful sub-Saharan African nation of Zimbabwe, where she spent seven days.  Using a combination of footage from a DJI Phantom 4 drone and ground camera footage, she gives us the highlights of her trip, mostly from a bird's eye perspective.  Join her as she pursues what this amazing country has to offer, including bungee jumping, cage diving, and waterfalls.

Mighty Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls

Fabio Knoll

Top contributor Fabio Knoll created this masterpiece of a drone video of the mighty Victoria Falls in southern Africa.  These Falls lie on the Zambezi River, Africa's fourth longest, more or less at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.  It has a total drop of 108 meters (355 ft.) and is an incredible 1.7k meters (5.6k ft.) wide, making it the largest waterfall in the world in terms of the area of its water curtain.  This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the top tourist attractions in southern Africa.  

Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Swaziland

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Flying over Africa

africabees

Contributor africabees created this remarkable aerial collage of four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Malawi, is a land-locked country in the southeastern part of the continent; roughly a third of its area is taken up by Lake Malawi.  Sierra Leone, recently returned to peace, is a nation which sits near the southwestern extreme of West Africa.  Uganda is another landlocked country, located in east-central Africa.  The last, Swaziland, is also landlocked and sits to the south of Malawi.  

Aerial Tour of Malawi

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Magnificient Malawi - Mocha Moments

MochaMomad

Here's an amazing drone video from the small African nation of Malawi, compliments of contributor and pilot MochaMoments.  This landlocked country has borders with Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.  About a third of the area of Malawi is taken up by Lake Malawi, which is part of the chain known as the African Great Lakes.  The world's fourth largest freshwater lake, it's featured prominently in the video.  Despite its physical beauty, Malawi is one of the world's poorest countries.  

Drone Tour of Madagascar

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Madagascar Aerial [4K]

Zerodrone

Madagascar is an Indian Ocean island nation off the coast of East Africa.  The country consists of the main island plus many small islands.  The main island of Madagascar is enormous; covering 587k square km (227k square mi) it is the fourth largest island in the world by land area.  Once part of the French Empire, it's been independent since 1960.  Contributor Zerodrone created this spectacular aerial tour of the island, which includes bird's eye views of the capital city Tana and the beach of Anakao.

Kilmanjaro: Africa's Highest Mountain

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Flying over the Kilimanjaro

scientik

For over a century, mountain climbers around the world have flocked to the great volcanic peak of Mt. Kilmanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain.  Part of a national park in Tanzania, the great mountain rises to a peak elevation nearly 6km (almost 4 miles) above sea level, an altitude which does not require oxygen to scale.  In this video, top contributor Scientik used a DJI Phantom drone to chronicle an epic hike/climb to the top of this mighty peak, famously described by novelist Ernest Hemingway.

Ethiopia's Danakil Depression

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Hostile Land - Danakil, Ethiopia

haussmannvisuals

Check out this DVOW nominated video from the great country of Ethiopia in Sub-Saharan Africa, compliments of top contributor haussmannvisuals. The video was filmed at the Danakil Depression, a geological structure formed by the convergence of three major tectonic plates. It's part of the Great Rift Valley, one of the principal geographic features of East Africa.  Located in the northeastern Afar region near the border with Ethiopia, the floor of the Danakil is below sea level and is known as one of the hottest places on Earth.  

Aerial Tour of Southern Africa

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AFRICA - The Most Epic Continent on Earth

David Divisual

Top content creator and pilot David Divisual spent three months traveling the Dark Continent with a DJI Phantom 3 drone.  His journey took him over thousands of km/mi of the countryside of Sub-Saharan Africa, visiting South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, and Zambia. The video he created from his trip contains some truly epic aerial footage of the most amazing landscapes and wildlife that southern Africa has to offer, from mountains, to oceans, to sand dunes, safari animals, and much more! 

Luanda: Angola's Capital City

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Luanda by dust

ArturCarvalho

Luanda is the capital of the southwestern African nation of Angola. The port city was founded in 1575 by Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais.  Situated on the northern part of Angola's Atlantic coastline, Luanda is considered the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world.  Pilot ArturCarvalho brings us Luanda at dusk by DJI Mavic 2 Pro in this stunning high-definition video of the city, the center of a metropolitan area of about 8 million.  This video was selected as the winner of the Drone Video of the Week award in June of 2019.

The Democratic Republic of Congo

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DRCongo - Yaligimba

SJetMan

Courtesy of SJetMan, here's a rare drone's-eye view of one of the largest and most important countries of Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Formerly known as Zaire, it's the largest Sub-Saharan country by land area and the fourth-most populous on the continent.  The DRC was a Belgian colony from 1908 to 1960.  It plunged into internal strife in the late 1990's sparked by chaos in neighboring Rwanda; by some measures, its two-decade civil was has been the world's bloodiest since World War II.  

South Africa's Cape Town

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The City of Cape Town

LukeMaximoBell

Airuz contributor Luke Maximo Bell is one of the top drone pilots and aerial videographers in South Africa.  In this film, which was chosen as a finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest in April, 2018, he has put together some of his very best aerial footage of Cape Town, the great city on the cape that separates the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.  The video, which features footage from the city as well as the surrounding mountains, advances the common claim that this city on the southern tip of Africa is the world's most beautiful city.  

Botswana: Okavango Delta

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The Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

Elevated Perspectives International, LLC

Contributor and pilot Elevated Perspectives International created this magnificent drone video of the Okavango Delta in the southern African country of Botswana.  It's a most unusual type of delta, as there is no outlet to the sea in this landlocked country.  Rather, because of the unique geology of the area, the waters of the Okavango River simply evaporate and disappear here.  The eastern part of the delta is the Moremi Game Reserve.  The entire delta area has been named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.  

Zanzibar: Tanzania's Island Paradise

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Zanzibar 2017

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Zanzibar is a tropical Indian Ocean island archipelago consisting of two main islands and many small islets.  It is part of the nation of the Tanzania, although it has semi-autonomous status.  Content creator and pilot Ai used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture the sights of Zanzibar from an aerial perspective.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of this magical tropical island paradise just a few km/mi off the coast of mainland Africa, which has been inhabited by humans for 20,000 years.

Elephants in Tanzania

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ELEPHANTS

zekedrone

Aerial views of this parade of elephants, from contributor zekedrone, reveals the strength, loyalty, and beauty of these amazing creatures! High above the plains of Tanzania in Sub-Saharan Africa, we watch as the elephant family roams across the vast landscape sticking together. It's fun to watch as the youngsters of the group quicken their steps to keep up with the elders' longer strides in this video.  This video was selected as a Finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest in November, 2018.

Accra: Ghana's Capital City

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James Town 2

Onefotos

Contributor Onefotos created this fascinating aerial view from the city of Accra, capital of the West African country of Ghana.  The area shown is called Jamestown, a port district which is the historical heart of the city.  Accra was a town of only modest importance until the late 19th century, when it became the capital of the British colony known as the Gold Coast.   Situated on the giant Atlantic Ocean inlet called the Gulf of Guinea, it's the center of a metropolitan area of over two million, one of the largest in West Africa.  

DRC: Nyiragongo Volcano

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Nyiragongo Volcano: World's Largest Lava Lake

Yassin Skartt

Contributor and pilot Yassin Skartt created this amazing drone video of Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the most spectacular natural sites in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa.  It's in the Virunga Mountains, just west of the country's border with Rwanda.  With an altitude of about 3.5k meters (around 11.4k ft.) above seal level, the mountain is home to a lava lake which varies in depth but which at times is the largest such lake in the world as measured by volume.  

Nigeria's Akwa Ibom Stadium

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Akwa Ibom International Soccer Stadium

GlobalAirMedia

Professional drone piloting company GlobalAirMedia was created this amazing drone video of Nigeria's Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in the state of Akwa Ibom, in the southern part of Africa's most populous country.  Built in 2004, the stadium seats about 30k fans.  It's home to a professional football (American soccer) team, and is also used for various cultural and recreational events.  The modern complex was designed to be similar to Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, one of Europe's top football stadiums.

Kenya's Marsabit County

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Kenya on Air - Marsabit County

Maurice Mbui

Contributor and pilot 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 a territory of 65k square km (about 25k square miles) and is inhabited by fewer than 300,000 people as of 2018.  

Lesotho by Drone

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A Trip in Lesotho

Videography_CT

Lesotho is one of the smallest countries in Africa.  Fully surrounded by South Africa, it's the only enclaved country outside of Italy.  Lesotho has a population of about two million, and it covers about 30k square km (around 11.5k square mi.).  Lesotho was formerly known Basutoland, which was a British crown colony until 1966.  You can see this small but beautiful country in this video by contributor Videography_CT, who created it using a combination of drone (DJI Phantom 3) and ground camera footage. 

Uganda: Aruu Falls

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Aruu Falls Flyby

scientik

Top content creator and pilot Scientik built his own drone to create this video of the amazing Aruu Falls in Uganda, in the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa.  The falls are situated in the northern part of this landlocked country, not far from the border with neighboring Sudan.  Uganda is far less well known than some of its neighbors, namely Kenya, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  As you'll see from the video, it has beauty which is fully the equal of other countries in the region.

Angola's Mussulo Bay

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Secret Flamingo Bay

ArturCarvalho

Check out this stunning drone video from Angola, compliments of top contributor and pilot ArturCarvalho.  It was shot in a bay created by the Mussulo Peninsula, a sand spit that is about 30 km long (around 18 miles).  It's located just to the southwest of the national capital Luanda.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, the video shows off the almost surreal beauty of this part of the coast of southwestern Africa.  The proverbial "icing on the cake" is the footage of the flamingoes which inhabit the area.  

Mozambique: Benguerra Island

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Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Sublime Film

Check out this beautiful aerial video of an island off the coast of Mozambique in southeastern Africa, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Sublime Film.  Benguerra Island is one of the main members of the Bazaruto Archipelago, a group of islands which lies near the middle of the country's long eastern coastline on the Indian Ocean.  The island is well known for its pristine white sand beaches, as well as its scuba diving and horseback riding.  The video was created using a DJI Inspire 2 drone.  

Ethiopia's Simien Mountains

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Simien Mountains - Ethiopia

GlobalAirMedia

Check out this spectacular drone video from some of the highest mountains in Africa, compliments of contributor Global Air Media.  The Simien Mountains form part of the highlands of northern Ethiopia.  They were formed by a highly unusual geological process shared by only one other mountain range (the Drakensberg in South Africa).  The highest of the Simiens is Ras Deshen; with a peak elevation of 4.6k meters (about 14.5k ft.), it's Ethiopia's highest and one of the tallest on the continent.  

Safari Animals in Namibia and Botswana

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Namibia and Botswana with WWF Travel

Seppiolone

Prepare to be amazed by this stunning travel video from two of the world's best safari destinations, Namibia and Botswana.  Contributor Seppiolone collaborated with two travel groups to create a marvelous aerial collage showing the diverse wildlife of these two neighboring countries in the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa.  The mammalian species you'll see in the video include zebras, giraffes, elephants, water buffalo, lions, hippo's, and more.   The video was shot with a combination of drone and ground cameras.

Assal Lake, Djibouti

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Lac Assal - Djibouti - The Salty Lake!

Papa.drone

Lake Assal is one of the natural wonders of Africa.  It's a saline lake in Djibouti, one of the countries on the "horn" of East Africa.  Seen in this drone video by Papa Drone, the lake is situated at the northern end of the Great Rift Valley.  Assal lies about 150 meters (around 500 ft.) below sea level, the lowest point in Africa and the lowest in the world outside of Israel.  Covering a surface area of about 54 square km (around 20 square mi.) and with salinity levels roughly 10x that of the ocean, it's one of the world's largest salt reserves.

Wildlife in Botswana

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Zebras of Botswana - Chobe

FreD ...///...

The mid-sized African country of Botswana has some of the largest populations of safari animals.  Many of these animals live on large game preserves and in national parks which dot the landlocked country in the southern part of the continent.  Perhaps the most important of these is Chobe National Park, the first national park in the country and now its third largest.  In this video, content creator and drone pilot FreD ...///... does a phenomenal job of filming a herd of zebras in the great park. 

Tanzani's Safari Country on the Serengeti

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Safaris of Tanzania

Ty Poland

Although it is less than a minute in length, this piece by contributor and drone pilot Ty Poland brings you over a dozen aerial views of some of the safari animals in Tanzinia. The east African country is known for its seemingly endless wilderness areas (particularly the vast Serengeti grasslands) and is a home to thousands upon thousands of what are known as the "big five" safari animal species - elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and buffalo. We'd call this video an adventure to remember for Ty and his crew. 

South Africa's Krueger National Park

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Drone Safari - Kruger National Park

BeemFlights

Kruger National Park is a gigantic wild game preserve in northeastern South Africa, covering parts of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces.  At over 11k square km (over 7k square mi), the great park is roughly the size of the USA state of New Jersey.  Contrbutor Beemflights used a drone to create this epic aerial tour of this amazing  park, which teems with wildlife and is considered the world's largest reserve park.  Watch this drone video and you will see many many wild animal species from an entirely new (aerial) perspective.  

Kenya's Turkana 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.

Tiny São Tomé and Príncipe

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The Jurassic Island of São Tomé e Príncipe

ArturCarvalho

Check out this drone video of the tiny African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe, compliments of ArturCarvalho.  This former Portuguese colony consists of two main islands, the larger of which (São Tomé) lies about 140 km (90 mi) off the coast of Gabon in the Atlantic Ocean.  The islands are part of a line of volcanoes which extends northeast to the mainland of Africa.  Once a vital cog in the worldwide slave trade, STP won its independence from Portugal in 1975 and is Africa's second-smallest country.  

Ghana's Boti Falls

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Boti Falls

Specsphoto

Contributor Specsphoto created this magnificent aerial video of Boti Falls, a twin waterfall just outside of Koforidua in southeastern Ghana.  Described as male and female by the locals, the twin waterfalls come together during the floods of the rainy season. Locals call it a 'mating ceremoy' when this happens and the falling water forms a rainbow near the base of the falls. This video showcases the tranquility of the falls with its natural sounds and beautiful views, not far from the Gulf of Guinea.

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