Kingdom of the Elephants, 2024

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                     Kingdom of the Elephants 

All our safari trips are ABTA protected 

All flights booked with safari trips are ATOL protected 

Amboseli NP Kenya 4th to 13th July 2024


£ deposite at point of booking 

£ payment due 1st July 2023 

Balance due 20th March 2024 

Date  depart Edinburgh airport 04 July arrive back into Edenborough 13th July      

Cost  includes all international return flights from the Edinburgh UK 

availability 0 FULL  

group size 6

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 traveller      


On arrival in Nairobi we will be met and privately transferred to the Crowne Plaza, 2 night stay with breakfast included.

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will meet with your driver guides and leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi behind as you head south across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi plains and then turn east to Amboseli National Park. By lunchtime you'll reach your destination, your base for exploring this corner of Kenya

return back home from Amboseli   

Once in the city, you will be dropped off at Eka Hotel where a day room will be pre-booked for check out at 21.00hrs. You will enjoy a buffet dinner before being collected from the hotel and privately transferred to Jomo Kenyatta airport in time for your flight, departing at 23.59. 13 July 24 Arrive in Amsterdam at 07.15 and connect onto your flight to Edinburgh, departing at 09.40, arriving at 10.10 

Sentrim Amboseli camp 6 nights, full board with 24 hour power 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 equipment's 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. 


July 2024

Early depart UK Edinburgh airport  05.55am connecting flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol arriving around 22.00pm  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 by private mini bus,

1 night stay at Crown plaza airport hotel in superior rooms with full breakfast 

After early breakfast we will  meet up with our two driver guides around 08.00am

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 4 days with in Amboseli. On arrival at our camp we will be met by the staff at Sentrim Amboseli camp which will be our home for the next 5 nights. You will be shown to your tented accommodation where you will have time to unpack and relax before lunch, after lunch you  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 will have 5 full day game drives with pack picnic lunch provided 

After breakfast each day we have four 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, this is a great place for black and white photography with the Elephants has well as great sunset images in colour with the red sun setting over the marsh lands / woodlands

Departing Amboseli 

After breakfast we will checkout of camp and head back to Nairobi with a packed lunch, around 2pm we will  be dropped of at Eka 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 mini bus will collect us from the hotel and take us to the airport ready for our night flight home.

July arrive back to Edinburgh airport via Amsterdam 

After our night flight from Nairobi to Edinburgh airport we will say our goodbyes.

Safari outline 

 Here you have the choices for full or half day safari.

Full days safaris, we depart camp at 7am after breakfast and lunches are provided in boxes we will head back to camp at sunset in time for our evening meal.

Some people may find all day to much for them if its hot you can chill out at the camps pool with a cool drink or walk about and photograph the bird life with in the camp.

what's included

* All return flights from Edinburgh to Nairobi plus meals on flights  with drinks,  

* 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 or afternoon picnic box

* 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 and fly in doctor  

* No single supplement 

What's not included

* Visas 

* 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

* Alcohol

* Items of personal nature

All safari payments are made through a registered travel tour operators here in the UK,

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  

Personal note

I get asked a lot why are my trips cheaper than others that go and do the same tours ? well that's easy i don't 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 Atoll travel protection. I may receive a discount for myself from all companies involved so everyone's a winner              



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