Kingdom of the Elephants, small group Holiday
Kingdom of the Elephants Holiday
Amboseli NP Kenya
14th January to 22nd January 2020
This trip is also timed for the best opportunity for bird photography
The price includes all your international return flights,
No single supplements which is ideal for the single traveler
We will be flying from the UK with KLM night flight or BA from Heathrow day flight on the 14th Jan, and returning to the UK on the 22nd January.
Group size 6
This trip is FULL
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Sentrim Amboseli camp 6 nights, luxury tented camp with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
2 Toyota 7 seater 4x4 land cruisers 3 photographers in each this gives each person a complete row of seat to themselves with plenty of room for your equipments and moving about and get that low down image.
About Amboseli NP
The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning salty dust.
Different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of Elephants
Amboseli, home to the world's longest wild elephant study and the most famous of all matriarch Elephant was Echo which she and her family was filmed for TV and documentary studies for many years,
Amboseli's now has some 1,200 elephants "free-ranging" include 58 families and nearly 300 independent adult males.
Amboseli National Park is home to many species, including, Cape buffaloes, impala, East African lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Bat-eared fox, Masai giraffes, plains zebras, Golden jackal, Black/Silver backed Jackal, Baboons, Hippo, Crocodile, Wildebeest among other African animals. and if you're into bird photography there is a host of Kenyan birds and migration numbers 400 plus individual species and over 40 different types of birds of prey.
We will depart UK (Edinburgh airport) to our connecting overnight flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or Paris Charles de Gaulle or day flight from London Heathrow to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi.
Day 2, with afternoon safari
Once we have cleared visa control and collected our luggage at Nairobi airport we will be met by our two driver guides around 07.30am. We will then head direct to Amboseli by road (4-hour drive refresh breaks half way) we will be travailing in our 4x4 Landcruiser x2 which will be our own vehicles for the next 7 days. On arrival we will be met by the staff at Sentrim Amboseli camp which will be our home for the next 7 days. You will be shown to your luxury tented accommodation where you will have time to relax before lunch then will head out for our first of many safari drives. We will arrive back at camp after sunset in time to get ready for evening meal.
Days 3-7 with 5 full days safari
We have five full days to make the most of this unique wilderness and wildlife that Amboseli is famous for, large herds of Elephants, loan massive bull Elephants to the small baby Ellies playing. The iconic image of Elephants walking in front of Mount Kilimanjaro is best achieved at this time of year with more clearer skies morning and late afternoons are best but nothing in wildlife is ever guaranteed,
Day 8 with morning safari
After breakfast we will checkout of camp and head out for 1 more half day game drive with a packed lunch, around 1pm we will say our goodbyes to Amboseli and head to Norbie for our transfer by road and check in for our night flight home.
After our night flight from Nairobi to Paris or Amsterdam we will transfer to our day flight to Edinburgh airport after which we will say our goodbyes.
Days 3-7 Here you have the choices for full or half day safari.
Full days safaris we depart camp at 6am and breakfast and lunches are provided in boxes we will head back to camp at sunset in time for our evening meal.
Half day’s morning safaris are with breakfast box, head back to camp 12 noon for lunch then back out on safari around 3pm back at sunset in time for our evening meal.
Some people may find all day to much for them if its hot and like to chill out at the camps pool with a cool drink,
* All return flights from Edinburgh to Nairobi plus meals on night flights with drinks,
* Your trip is ATOL / ABTA protected UK and Kenya
* All return land travel from Nairobi to camp
* Safari 4x4 land cruisers
* English-speaking highly qualified driver guides
* Free unlimited bottles of mineral water pp each day on game drives
* Your own accommodation with mosquito nets, dressing tables, en-suite bathrooms, sheltered verandas with views over the gardens and Mount Kilimanjaro
* Full board at camp breakfast, lunch, dinner
* Boxed packed breakfast and lunch when on full day safari and breakfast box when on early morning safaris
* All park fees / permits and government taxes
* 24 hour doctor / medical service
* Free glass of table wine or kenya's favorite Tusker lager with our last night meal
What's not included
* Driver-guide gratuities
*Dining rooms tips, porterage
* Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
*Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
* travel insurance
* Photography equipment insurance
* Items of personal nature
I get asked a lot why are my trips cheaper then others that go and do the same tours ? well thats easy i dont take a wage from any of the Africa tours this way it gives me the opportunity to also take photos which i think is the right way, i use professional travel companies here in the UK and in Kenya which allows me to book the group trip under their Atol travel protection. I may receive a discount for myself from all companies involved so everyone's a winner