I’ve discussed Kenyan drone policy before and I’ve even shared another Kenyan drone video, but when I found this video from Patrick Avery, I was motivated to share once again. I hope you enjoy Patrick’s Kenyan drone safari.
A Kenyan drone safari; unique footage taken with my quadcopter in 2014
In 2014 I travelled widely in Kenya with my drone; flying it in as many places and situations as I could. In the process I captured some unique footage of my travels in some wild and fascinating places. The different perspective that a drone gives you is incredible. It gives you a whole new appreciation for the beautiful place that is Kenya. It is well worth a visit; I hope you enjoy.
Sadly ‘drones’ have now been banned for recreational use in in Kenya. I am awaiting the release of official legislation before flying mine again. I hope it won’t be too long…
The video includes footage from: Kalama Conservancy; Kitum Cave on Mount Elgon; South Island, lake Turkana; Lake Naivasha; Galana River, Tsavo East National Park; Watamu Beach; Mida Creek, Watamu.
Drone: DJI Phantom 2 complete with go pro 3.
Music: Andreas Moe – Ocean LCAW remix
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya is located on the equator with the Indian Ocean lying to the south-east and is bordered byTanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq mi), and had a population of approximately 45 million people in July 2014.
Kenya has a warm and humid tropical climate on its Indian Ocean coastline. The climate is cooler in the savannah grasslands around the capital city, Nairobi, and especially closer to Mount Kenya, which has snow permanently on its peaks. Further inland, in the Nyanza region, there is a hot and dry climate which becomes humid around Lake Victoria, the largest tropical fresh-water lake in the world. This gives way to temperate and forested hilly areas in the neighboring western region. The north-eastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near-desert landscapes. Kenya is traditionally famous for its safaris, diverse climate and geography, and expansive wildlife reserves and national parks such as the East and West Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park. Kenya has several world heritage sites such as Lamu and numerous world-famous beaches, including in Diani, Bamburi and Kilifi where international yachting competitions are held every year.
If you’d like to learn the aerial photography/videography skills needed to create a video like Patrick’s, then I encourage you to review our drone college course offerings. We have a great Drone Aerial Photography/Videography course that can teach you the tricks of the trade from real industry professionals.