Kingdom of the Elephants, small group Holiday
Kingdom of the Elephants Holiday
Amboseli NP Kenya
Feb / March 2022
This trip is also timed for the best opportunity for bird photography and clear skies
The price includes all your international return flights,
No single supplements which is ideal for the single traveler
For your peace of mind (if flights are booked with us)
All our flights and flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL protected.
Bookings without flights are separately protected by ABTA
Group size 6
places available 5
Sentrim Amboseli camp 6 nights, luxury tented camp with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
All luxury tents face Mt Kilimanjaro and at times Elephants will wonder pass the camp
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 savanna 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 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.
(if flights are booked with us) if not we will meet up in our hotel in Nairobi
We will depart UK (Edinburgh airport) to our connecting overnight flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or Paris Charles de Gaulle to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi.
Once we have cleared visa control and collected our luggage at Nairobi airport we will be taken to our overnight hotel
After early breakfast we will meet up with 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 6 days or so. 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.
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,
After breakfast we will checkout of camp and head back to Nairobi with a packed lunch, around 2pm we will be dropped of at our hotel were day rooms are booked for us here we can freshen up and get ready for our evening meal which is included in the price, around 9pm a private bus will collect us from the hotel and take us to the airport ready for our night flight home. (if flights are booked with us)
After our night flight from Nairobi to Edinburgh airport we will say our goodbyes.
Here you have the choices for full or half day safari.
Full days safaris we depart camp at 7am 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 taken after breakfast 6.30am then we head back to camp 12 noon for lunch then back out on safari around 3.30pm 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, (if flights are booked with us)
* Your trip is ATOL / ABTA protected UK and Kenya
* All return land travel from Nairobi to camp
* Safari 4x4 land cruisers 7 seater x 2, only 3 person in each 4x4s
* 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
* Camp has 24 hour hot water and electricity with a free standing fan
* 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
All safari payments are made through a registered travel tour operators here in the UK, your payment is covered by there finacle protection,
i would advise that soon as your flights are booked you should obtain your travel insurance, your flights should be covered by your own travel insurance (depending on type of insurance you buy). TC
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