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August 18 - 23, 2025

from $4,950 USD pp sharing

ELEPHANTS OF AMBOSELI PHOTO SAFARI: 6-DAYS

GROUP SIZE:

6 max.

LOCATION:

Amboseli, Kenya

DURATION:

6 days / 5 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

Amboseli National Park is known as the "Land of Elephants" offering the famous photographs of these incredible animals with the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

Join us in Amboseli National Park for the opportunity to photograph hundreds of Elephants, including Craig, one of the last Super Tusker Elephants alive. Craig resides in and around Amboseli National Park, where guests have the chance to photograph him, the oldest Tusker in the area.

At 50+ years old, Craig roams the region, alone, spending most of his time away from the large herds, and sometimes even outside of the park. During this photo safari into Amboseli National Park, guests will photograph him with the help of our local tracker. We will also spend time photographing the other elephants in the park along with lion, cheetah, hyana and many other wild subjects of interest.

TOUR DATE

2025: August 18 - 23

from $4,950 USD pp sharing

Single Supplement: $400 USD

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day

DAY 2: Transfer to Amboseli / evening safari

DAY 3: Morning and afternoon safari in Amboseli

DAY 4: Morning and afternoon safari in Amboseli

DAY 5: Morning and afternoon safari in Amboseli

DAY 6: Morning safari in Amboseli / Transfer to Nairobi

(see detailed itinerary below)

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OVERVIEW
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Photograph large herds of Elephants as they walk graciously along the flat plains of Amboseli with picturesque backdrops of Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Amboseli and the surrounding conservancies are among the very few locations in Africa to spot and photograph the last remaining Super Tusker Elephants on Earth. With only approximately 25 known Super Tusker Elephants still living, this is an extremely special photo safari

  • This ecosystem is also a very popular location for birds during the month of August. Flamingos, Spoonbills, Herons, Jacanas, and many more dominate the floodplains making for great photo opportunities

  • While our main focus on this photographic safari is on Elephants, guests will also have the opportunity to photograph other wildlife spotted. Potential sightings include Giraffe, Zebra, Hyena, Lion, Wildebeests, and much more

  • This is an all-inclusive photographic safari where each luxurious tent provides guests with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the day out on safari, and return to relax with great views. 

YOUR GUIDE

MEET YOUPHOTO HOST 

Mark A Fernley

MARK A FERNLEY

LOCATION
African Wildlife Photographic Safaris

LOCATION

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - KENYA

Amboseli National Park is most famous for its large herds of elephants that hold records for their enormous tusks. If this is not enough, remarkable photographs of elephants with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, make this a must-visit destination here in Kenya. This park hold many swamps where many herds of elephants can be seen walking through feeding and in many numbers.

EQUIPMENT

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

CAMERA BODY:​

  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera body with a minimum of 24-megapixels to guarantee the best results while on safari. This can be mirrorless or a DSLR, as your photo host is experienced with both and will be able to offer assistance whenever need be.

  • A second camera body is always a great consideration, however, this is not mandatory. This can be used as a backup, or you can keep a second lens attached and switch back and forth between cameras.

LENSES:​

  • A telephoto lens with a reach of at least 500 mm​. This can be a fixed/prime lens or a zoom lens. 

  • If you intend to bring a fixed/prime lens of 500 mm or more, you will also need a closer range lensA 100 - 400 mm or similar is a great option, as this will allow you to get shots of wildlife that comes closer to the vehicle

  • If you are interested in taking landscape photographs during the trip, we recommend a wide angle lens that ranges anywhere between 12 mm - 105 mm. This can be used for landscapes, astro-photography, close range wildlife, and congregations of wildlife.

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INCLUDES
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TOUR INCLUDES 

  • Airport pick-up/drop off (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

  • Ground transportation to Amboseli National Park (and return)

  • All accommodation

  • All game drives

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner each day)

  • All beverages (non-alcoholic and local beers, wines and spirits)

  • All national park entry fees

  • All conservancy fees

  • All photographic guidance / tutorials

  • one-on-one photo critiques (optional)

  • Pre-Tour meeting with your photography guide

TOUR EXCLUDES 

  • International flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance (required for all guests)

  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, extra activities, etc.)

  • Activities not listed in itinerary

  • Premium alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities/tips for guides and staff

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

DAY 1:

ARRIVAL DAY

The first day is designed for all photography participants to arrive in Nairobi at their own leisure. Untamed Photo Safaris will arrange transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (airport code NBO) for each photographer’s arrival.

The tour will start at 6 pm on this day, where the group will meet for the first time. Myself and Mark, your Photo Hosts, will be awaiting you with welcome drinks as you go through the itinerary, ask any questions, and get to know the fellow photographers in your group.

 

After our briefing/meet and greet, we will move over to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity to relax at the bar with the others in the group.

DAY 2:

TRANSFER TO AMBOSELI / AFTERNOON SAFARI

After an early breakfast, the group will head to Amboseli National Park, arriving just before lunch. Guests will be taken to their tents where they will be able to take in the incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Guests will meet back in the restaurant for lunch and a quick photographic briefing before heading out on our first safari in Amboseli National Park. This afternoon will be dedicated to photographing the large herds of Elephants that are walking the open plains.

After our first photographic safari, the group will return back to the lodge, where we will meet for our first tutorial session. This is a great time to ask for a one-on-one critique with your photo host to prepare you for the remaining days ahead.

DAYS 3 - 5:

TWO SAFARIS DAILY

Each day will consist at least two safari outings, either in Amboseli National Park, or in one of the conservancies that border the park. This will be decided by our local tracker. We will use his expertise and instinct when it comes to finding the famous Craig and the other tusker in the area. 

If Craig is near, we will photograph him either in the national park or in the surrounding conservancy. If he is in the conservancy, guests have the chance to get those iconic fish eye shots that create and incredible perspective. If he is not near, we will enter the park and focus on the hundreds of elephants in the area.

 

All meals will be served at the lodge each day, along with group editing tutorials and post processing sessions each evening.

DAY 6:

MORNING SAFARI / RETURN TO NAIROBI

This morning, the group will go on their last safari outing in Amboseli National Park in hopes to get those last minute photographs of the wildlife in the area. We will return to the lodge for lunch before heading back to Nairobi.​

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Extend this trip to the

MASAI MARA  NATIONAL RESERVE

AUGUST 23 - 31, 2025

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ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

KIBO SAFARI CAMP: Kibo Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp in Amboseli National Park in Kenya at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

 

Kibo Safari Camp lies within the Amboseli National Reserve with splendid views of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Amboseli, meaning “salty dust” in maa, the language of the Maasai, is a place of stark contrast. The park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa.

 

Set in rolling savannah scenery the park is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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