Africa: 50 Shades of Orange

Perfect Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

Sunset Serengeti

Sunset over the Serengeti, Tanzania

When I close my eyes and think of Africa, I think in 50 shades of orange.

From the rich amber soil, to the imposing sand dunes of the Namib Desert, the sunlit wide open plains of the Serengeti or the ochre covered skin of the Himba women, to the sunsets – everything the light touches seems to glow with orange.

Samburu Women

Women of the Samburu Tribe, Kenya

Himba Girl

Himba Girl, Namibia

Sunset over the Nile, Uganda

Sunset over the Nile, Uganda

Elephants in Kenya

Mother and calf, Kenya

Zebra in South Luangwa National Park Zambia Helen in Wonderlust

Zebra in South Luangwa, Zambia

Rafting the River Nile

Rafting the Nile, Uganda

Sunset over the Masai Mara

Sunset over the Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya Sunset

African sunset, Kenya

Serengeti Giraffes

Giraffes at sunset, Tanzania

Sundet over Malawi

Sunset over Blantyre, Malawi

Jinja Uganda

Kids in Uganda

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  • Nicole
    August 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Those pictures are very pretty. I feel like they each tell their own story. 🙂

    • Helen
      August 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you Nicole! There is a story behind each… 🙂

  • Emma
    August 18, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Wow, amazing photos Helen! I really enjoyed this post! Looking forward to seeing more photos from you 🙂

    • Helen
      August 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Emma! It was a lot of fun taking them!

  • Stefania
    August 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Amazing picture. My favourite is the one of the lady with the orange dress: so elegant!

    • Helen
      August 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you Stefania. I got speaking to her on Easter Sunday. She looked so lovely!

  • Katie Featherstone
    April 26, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful photos- such amazing orange tones.

    • Helen
      April 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you Katie! I love how orange everything is in Africa! My face tends to be very orange and dusty whilst I’m there… not such a good look! 🙂

  • Tracey
    January 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Africa is just the best!! There is something truly special about the colourful and diverse cultures and terrain across Africa

    – Tracey

    • Helen
      January 29, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Totally agreed! Africa is my favourite! 🙂


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