Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong鈥檕, hair + fashion inspo queen, soon-to-be Star Wars goddess, major DIYer and all-around beauty icon, has been keeping a low profile ever since awards season, but as the summer has kicked into high gear, the actress is upping her presence on Instagram. Like other famous ladies Katy Perry + Reese Witherspoon, the Kenyan native is also enjoying a vacation on international soil this summer. Currently visiting Kenya + its capital city, Nairobi, (you know, the one that inspired her unforgettable 2014 Oscar gown), Lupita鈥檚 journey entails a little more than just some R+R. She鈥檚 doing some major humanitarian work alongside typical vacay activities (and there are baby elephants involved).

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

The Oscar winner, who was born in Mexico City and raised in Kenya, has dubbed this trip her official homecoming back to the African country. While taking in the sights, heading out on safaris and 鈥 more than likely 鈥 indulging in delicious meals, she鈥檚 also in Kenya for a purpose. As a global ambassador for WildAid, an organization that raises awareness for the plight of elephants, Lupita is drawing attention to the fact that elephants are losing their lives to poaching and are in danger of extinction. While that is a huge and meaningful reason to be visiting the country, the actress is also in Kenya to promote women鈥檚 issues as well as acting and the arts, too. Basically Lupita鈥檚 vacation is very busy.

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

While busy spreading the word and promoting an ivory-free world, Lupita did have time to take an #elphie. Who wouldn鈥檛?! She captioned the elephant close up, 鈥淓lephant tusks start showing when they are around 2 years old. Let THEM wear the ivory.鈥 PREACH, girl <3

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Unshockingly, in all the Instagram snaps she鈥檚 uploaded of her trip so far, she is looking flawless in chic, safari-ready + street style outfits, including a standout pink embroidered top she rocked when visiting her grandmother鈥檚 home, which is painted in Nairobi blue (sound familiar?). Looks + smarts on an impactful trip? Lupita, you win the summer.

What are your thoughts on the purpose of Lupita Nyong鈥檕鈥檚 Kenya homecoming trip? Share 鈥檈m with us in the comments.

(Photos via @lupitanyongo, @capricestrongface + @bonfireadventures)