Big 7 Travel, a travel and media company, has been issuing the list of the most ‘instagrammable’ places annually for 4 years, based on a calculation of the amount of Instagram hashtags each place gets and users’ survey.
The final list is chosen based on their visual appeal and popularity on social media. In the year 2022, there will be 50 locations around the world, with one from almost every continent.
There were three African destinations on the list. Cape Town, South Africa, was ranked 22nd, Marrakech, Morocco, was ranked 33rd, and Masai Mara, Kenya, was ranked 35th globally.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town has almost 12.5 million hashtags linked with it. Big 7 Media describes it as a place with dramatic scenery, amazing ocean vistas, and pink neighborhoods.
Instagram users will find a helpful community that assists both locals and tourists in exploring the city, with useful tips like “11 Things Tourists Should Never Do in Cape Town.” There’s also ‘The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel,’ a one-of-a-kind rooftop trailer hotel.
Marrakech, in Morocco
Marrakech, which has over 9.3 million hashtags, is noted for its buildings, palaces, marketplaces, and “red” city. Its ornate and colorful structures exude all the positive vibes that tourists seek, making it a location worth writing about.
The Medina’s cobblestone alleyways, which include bath houses and marketplaces, are frequently highlighted on Instagram.
Yves Saint Laurent’s cobalt blue museum, Jardin Majorelle – Yves Saint Laurent Mansion, is located in the city.
Alternatively, souks (ancient marketplaces) such as the Place Rahba Lakdima in the Medina’s maze are fantastic places to find a variety of mixed herbs, spices, and fabrics.
Masai Mara, Kenya
Tourists can witness the wildlife spectacle of the wildebeest migration, which is a part of the Masai Mara reserve’s ecosystem, between August and October. On Instagram, hashtags like #masaimara and #masaimaranationalpark have over a million followers.
Tourists are advised to embark on a 10-day excursion to truly appreciate the splendor of the national treasure, according to several travel organizations.
Consider a balloon safari if you want to have a bird’s eye view of the national park. There are a few camps to choose from in the reserve, including Julia’s River Camp, Saruni Mara, Naboisho Camp, and others
Source: Business Insider