In my previous post, Aerial views: Nairobi, Kenya, I invited people to guest post on my blog and I must say, I’ve received ah-mazing responses.

Just a quick intro for those who missed out…Aerial views’ is a series that showcases views from above of anywhere in the world, either from a building, plane, mountain etc… Creativity and originality is highly welcome!

Today’s post is by David Karanja who I’m absolutely thrilled to present. He is a nature lover, adventurous and with interests in travelling, photography and very inquisitive about other people’s way of life -their music, food, drinks and traditions.

Well, here are David’s aerial photos and I hope you enjoy 🙂

1. Kora National Park, Kenya

 The pristine wilderness of Kora National Park, with breathtaking views from several rock formations overlooking the expansive wilderness and Tana River on the horizon. Pix-1-Kora-National-Park GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

2. Moi International Sports Centre, Kenya

Built on time for the fourth ‘All Africa Games’ in 1987, it is the largest stadium in Kenya and indeed the home of heroes.Pix-2-Moi-Int.-Sports-Centre GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

3. Lamu, Kenya

A contrast along the Kenyan coast in Lamu – notice the dry-land at the foreground, the green mangrove forest in the middle and the channels taking the water into Indian Ocean at the background.Pix-3-Lamu GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

4. Dung Beetle at work, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Dung beetles feed partly or exclusively on dung and roll dung into round balls which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Quite a sight which you can easily miss on a game drive if you don’t have a sharp eye!Pix-4-Dung-bettle GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

5. Ivory Towers, Nairobi National Park, Kenya

A view of the 105 tonnes of ivory in pyres that were burnt in April 2016 at Nairobi National Park. This was the single largest stockpile to be destroyed in the world!Pix-5-Ivory-stockpile GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

6. Mt. Kilimanjaro over cloud 9

A view of Mt. Kilimanjaro towering above the clouds as seen on the way to Tsavo West National park, Kenya.  Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania and is the highest mountain in Africa. Pix-6-Mt.-Kilimanjaro GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

7. El Paso, at the USA-Mexico border.

The border town of El Paso slowly coming to life as the sun goes down at 8pm. The lights on the foreground are on the USA side while the hills on the background are in Mexico. The border fence separates both countries. Pix-7-El-Paso-Texas GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

8. Himalayas Mountains, China

Flying over Himalayas mountains – the highest point in the world (Mt. Everest peak) in the Tibet region. Pix-8-Himalayas GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

9. Mt. Longonot, Kenya

A view of Lake Naivasha and the surrounding hills on the background as seen from the peak of Mt. Longonot Crater. Pix-9-Mt.-Longonot GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA

10. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

The outskirts of Tokyo next to Shibuya Railway Station. Pix-10-Shibuya-Tokyo GUEST POST: AERIAL VIEWS BY DAVID KARANJA


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I hope you have enjoyed David’s photos like I did. All images are his and he took them using a phone and a basic camera . Therefore, I hope this encourages more and more people to guest post on my blog – what’s required: take clear aerial view shots, indicate a small description of the photos and a brief about yourself.  Then send them to my email address (Please note, plagiarism is not accepted here, the photos and brief should be a representation of your own work.)

Well, that’s it guys! What do you think about David’s photos? Have you been to any of these places? OR Is any of them on your bucket list? I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment below. 

Thank you !



  1. July 11, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    wow, these photos of “views from above” are breathtaking!! I like them!

  2. July 12, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Loved the Kora photo, a place I’ve always wanted to visit.

    • July 22, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Kora national park is actually on my travel list this year!! I hope to visit soon 🙂

  3. July 12, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Lovely photos.the view from Mount longonot is awesome……. 🙂

    • July 22, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you any more, absolutely stunning!

  4. July 12, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Wow..pretty amazing! And I know David…he’s such a sport!