Land of the Giants – Africa – 2018

Overview

Amboseli National Park is arguably the best place in the world to photograph Elephant. It provides a stunning canvas for African photography with large open vistas and a dusty terrain to take evocative and powerful imagery.

Primarily concentrating on Amboseli’s elephant herds, we will be based at the luxury Tortilis camp, which has a unique location in the quieter west of the park and places us in the very best position for our daily game drives. Having exclusive use of the camp’s specially adapted vehicles and local guides, we will be assured of getting the very best photographic opportunities. This will be a photographic safari to remember, every day is capable of delivering something totally different and equally special in the Land of the Giants.

Itinerary Open +Close -

Day 1: We will arrive in Nairobi in the early evening after our international flights and will transfer to the comfortable Ole Sereni hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 2: In the morning after breakfast, we will be picked up from our hotel for a road transfer to our camp in Amboseli National Park. Travelling by road means that we will not have the weight restrictions that apply on the internal flight. We will be met at the luxury Tortilis Camp which will be our base for the next six days, have chance to settle in and meet our local drivers and guides. We will relax, enjoy lovely food under the stars and discuss our game drives for the next five days.

Days 3-7: We will look to make the most out of each of these full days in Amboseli. This is an unrivalled location that is famous having some of the largest elephants in Africa and for its dramatic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, and the highest peak on the African continent.

Amboseli is famous for its elephant herds, which have been followed and documented by world renowned researcher Cynthia Moss and documented in Echo of the Elephants by the BBC & Sir David Attenborough. The local guides that we will work with know the individual elephants, their family history, and are able to get very close to the herds.

Each morning, we will embark on our game drive at 6.15am and will continue until around 11am with a short break for a light breakfast which we will take with us. We will have exclusive use of specially fitted game drive vehicles, specifically enhanced for photography. The Landcruisers are open sided with three rows of seats, photographic equipment stands and charging sockets. Every photographer will have a seat row to themselves, ensuring ample space and flexibility for photography. We will then have some down time over lunch and early afternoon, and we will use this time productively with presentations, talks and image reviews. Within the lush, green gardens at the camp, there is also a swimming pool for relaxation, and the trees are a haven for tropical birds.

We will have a second game drive at 4pm where we will make the most of the beautiful golden light and African sunsets. After returning to camp, we can freshen up and enjoy a delicious evening meal under the stars.

Day 8: After breakfast, we will depart for Nairobi by road and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for our departure flights in the evening.  

Day 9: Arrive home in the morning after our overnight flights.

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