Twitter is the past few years has developed to a major marketing tools for all industries and sectors. The tourism and hospitality industry must have a list of people that they follow to enable them influence and market their business. On this list, we highlight fifteen twitter personalities that enjoy a huge audience. Most of these individuals have quite an option on most matters happening in their countries as well during their safaris and tours.
- Xtiandela –Kenya
Twitter Handle: @xtiandela
No of Followers: 1.08M
Arthur Mandela popularly known as Dela was voted the most influential twitter personality of 2015 and 2016, in the South Africa owned Africa bloggers Awards and in the Social Media Awards in Kenya. The 27-year-old works with various brands across the board. He has recently ventured into the tourism sector where he visits places and reviews them for his audience. Occasionally he will participate in various tourism marketing tours like the recently concluded Nairobi IG tour that seeks to create awareness on the various tourist attractions in Nairobi.
- Magical Kenya
Twitter Handle: @Magical Kenya
No of Followers: 197K
Kenya is the official twitter handle by the state-owned Kenya Tourism Board that is mandated with the task of marketing Kenya’s tourism services and products across the globe. The twitter feed often run several campaigns that include: #WhyILoveKenya, #TembeaKenya, #ThisIsKenya
- The Travel Manuel from south Africa
Twitter Handle: @ thetravelmanuel
No of Followers: 18.1K
The Travel Manuel is a couple run blog and travel content marketing business. They describe themselves as the digital nomads. Vaughan and Lauren aim to encourage and challenge their readers and other people to travel more and enjoy having an adventure across the world. They are freelance writers, influencers, brand ambassador’s for Go pro as well as doubles up as digital and content marketers. The couple has explored various locations across the world that include Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East, South and North America. The travel Manuel have been awarded as the best travel bloggers two years in a row 2015 & 2016 for the African Bloggers Awards. With their huge following and their vast knowledge on different destinations, they are defiantly one of the must follow twitter feeds.
- The Incidental Tourist-South Africa
Twitter Handle: @DawnJorgensen
No of Followers: 11.8K
The Incidental Tourist is run by Dawn Jorgensen. The travel blogger describes herself as the travel writer, Beauty seeker and Earth Advocate. She has enjoyed numerous awards, been published, interviewed on a number of publications. A quick look through this renowned bloggers and influencer one gets the feel that she is very passionate about travel and safaris. She has a particular affiliated and interest in African travel and the environment.
- Maina Kageni
Twitter handle: @ItsMainaKageni
No of Followers: 510K
Maina Kageni is radio personality on one of Kenya’s leading radio stations classic 105. Apart from being a popular radio presenter, Maina is also the Kenya Tourism Board ambassador. He runs a 52 weekends campaign on under the Maina Kageni Road Trip tours in an effort to market various safari destinations round Kenya. The campaign dubbed “Tembea Tujenge Kenya” under the hashtag, #MKRTT
- Bonfire Adventures
Twitter Handle:@ BonfireSafaris
No of Followers: 93.1K
This is an award-winning tour company. Bonfire Adventures is a locally run company that aims at marketing individuals to enjoy various destinations around Kenya, East Africa, Asia and Europe tours. The company twitter feed is a must follow for everyone looking for safari bargain in Kenya. They were awarded the best social media tour agency in 2017 thus making a top lead as regards all things safaris on twitter.
- The Maasai Expedition Safaris
Twitter handle: @MaasaiSafaris
No of Followers: 1478K
One of top local tour companies. Expedition Maasai Safaris were voted the best social media business company under the OLXSoma wards in 2016. Their specialty is hiking and day tour safaris mostly for budget travelers.
- Wonders of Watamu
Twitter handle: @WondersofWatamu
No of Followers: 1,782
This twitter feed, create awareness and Watamu town. Watamu along the Kenyan coast that lies between pristine beaches and lush tropical forest o the Kenyan coast. The feed always has everything about being on safari in the small town and village life that surrounds the town under the hashtag Visit Watamu (#VisitWatamu)
- Turn Up Travel
Twitter Handle: @Turnup_Travel
No. of Followers: 1,484
As the name suggests they are the turn up masters. They have been in partnerships with Kenya Tourism Board, have organized meet ups with influencers, photographers and even bloggers in various events around the country. They are a force to reckon with as they are growing their influence on travel and safaris around Kenya.
- Naomi Mutua
Twitter Handle @AKenyanGirl
No of Followers: 54.1K
A Kenyan girl as Naomi is referred to on twitters has been in the industry since 2009. She is passionate about wanderlust and events. Naomi is among the very first travel bloggers in Kenya that still enjoys a sizeable following.
- Larry Madowo
Twitter Handle: @LarryMadowo
No of Followers: 1.11M
Larry is a popular Kenya journalist. He is also one of the major influencers on twitter. He attracts a vast range of audience on the various topics that he tackles. One cannot underestimate Larry twitter presence and the buzz that he creates while off television and on the road within Kenya and the world. He is known to travel and document most his experiences right from home, destination and attractions.
- Travelogues of An African Girl
No of followers:
Run be Kenyan born Caroline Achieng, this twitter feed offers you updates on all things travel across the world. She has traveled around Kenya, Singapore, Netherlands among many other parts of the globe.
- Tourism Kenya
Twitter Handle: @Min_TourismKE
No of Followers: 63.1K
This is Kenya government official Tourism handle. This twitter feed, creates awareness on all events, policies and all things government involvement in the sector.
Twitter Handle: @kenyatalii
No of followers: 2,323
Kenyatalii is a Kenyan blog that documents all things budget travel around Kenya and beyond. The blogger has been in the industry for about four years and keeps sharing their experience on safaris.
- Wangeci Gitahi Travels
Twitter Handle: @wangecigitahi
No of Followers: 5,220
A solo traveler that enjoys sharing her safaris around the globe. She Also runs her own blog where she documents all here adventures as a solo lady traveler.