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Elephants of Amboseli National Park

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

AUGUST 18 - 23, 2026

Price: TBA

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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 Naitonal 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.

AUGUST 18 - 23, 2026

6 days / 5 nights

( 6 spaces available )

Price: TBA

+  single supplement fee

MAASAI MARA EXTENSION: AUGUST 23 - 31, 2026

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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 Photo Hosts

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Jaren A Fernley

Wildlife Photographer

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Equipment to Bring

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 myself and Mark are 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 lens

    • A 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 (highly suggested for visiting Amboseli), we recommend a wide angle lens that ranges anywhere between 12 mm - 105 mm. This can be used for landscapes, close range wildlife, and large herds of Elephants.

View full equipment guide in our TOUR BROCHURE

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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Daily 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.

 

Guests who have arrived in advance and are already in the country/area should make their way to the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel on this day. Check in and refresh, charge camera batteries, do any necessary repacking you may need to do, or just simply enjoy yourself.

 

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 relax at the bar with the others in the group.

Photographs by Photo Hosts Jaren A Fernley & Mark A Fernley, and Kibo Safari Camp 

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