Big Tusker Safari

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Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met as you disembark from the aircraft by our meet and greet personnel and assisted through immigration, luggage collection and customs and then accompanied to your hotel where you join Warren. Dinner will be on own arrangement and overnight will be at Tamarind Tree Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2: Nairobi – Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli Region

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport to board your flight to Amboseli National Park. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Selenkay Conservancy to arrive at your camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you head out for your first game drive in the conservancy and return at sunset for dinner and overnight at Porini Amboseli Camp (Game Package)

Day 3 & 4: At Selenkay Conservancy & Amboseli National Park

You will spend the next 2 days doing game drives in the Selenkay Conservancy and Amboseli National Park. Selenkay Conservancy is a 12,500 acre privately run wildlife conservancy located 10 miles north of Amboseli National Park and is part of the 200,000-acre Eselenkei Group Ranch that has been leased from the local Maasai community and converted into a wildlife conservation area.

Spring fed water holes within the conservancy, attract a variety of plains game as well as a good number of Elephant families and large Tuskers. A hide has been built overlooking a waterhole allowing one ample opportunity to photograph Elephants drinking and bathing. Having just the single camp in the entire area means that you get to experience the wildlife in complete serenity. In the evening, you return for dinner and overnight at Porini Amboseli Camp (Game Package)

Day 5: Selenkay Conservancy – Amboseli National Park

After an early morning game drive and followed by a full English breakfast, you leave the camp and head southwards to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon, you head out on a game drive in the park returning at sunset for dinner and overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge (Full Board)

Day 6 & 7: At Amboseli National Park

The next two days will be spent doing game drives in the park looking for the Big Tusker bull Elephants. The park is an area of about 392 km2 and is home to animals such as the elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, and wildebeest.

The Elephants can be viewed and photographed easily due to the flat terrain of the seasonal lakebed that they frequently must cross to access the lush papyrus swamps for food and water. They are also considered to be amongst the largest elephants in East Africa. Amboseli, is probably most famous for being the one place in Africa where you can photograph these giant pachyderms against the unique backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Your dinner and overnight will be at Ol Tukai Lodge (Full Board)

Day 8: Amboseli National Park – Tawi Sanctuary

After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at the camp, you depart and head eastwards to Tawi Sanctuary. Lunch is at Tawi lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive in the sanctuary, returning at sunset for dinner and overnight at Tawi Lodge (Game Package)

Day 9 & 10: At Tawi Lodge and Kimana Conservancy

Tawi has a well-used waterhole within view of the lodge, that is a popular attraction for big Tuskers transiting through the 3000 acre Tawi conservancy. Using Tawi lodge as your base, you get to enjoy two full day game drive experiences in the Kimana sanctuary. This sanctuary is a crucial corridor that links Amboseli National Park to the west with Chyulu Hills and Tsavo West National Park to the east and is the seasonal migratory path for herds of elephants and other plains game, moving back and forth between the two locations.

With Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south and Chyulu Hills to the northeast, the sunrises and sunsets will present you with spectacular scenes to photograph. Other animals popularly seen in the area include Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, zebra, eland and a thriving population of warthogs not to mention the occasional lion and cheetah. At sunset, you will retire for dinner and overnight a Tawi Lodge (Game Package)

Day 11: Tawi – Chyulu Hills

You depart from your lodge after breakfast and drive eastwards to Chyulu Hills, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you head out on a game drive followed by a bush sundowner, returning for dinner and overnight at Ol Donyo Lodge (Game Package)

Day 12 & 13: At Chyulu Hills and Mbiriakani Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mbiriakani Wildlife Conservancy is the very most northern extension to the more famous Tsavo West National Park. The Chyulu hills is one of the youngest volcanic mountain ranges in the world having been formed only 500 years ago and is home to the Leviathan Cave which is one of the longest caves in the world stretching over 11km in length.

The Conservancy hosts animals such as, Elephant, Lions, Leopard, Cheetahs, Wildebeest, Zebra, Fringe eared Oryx and Eland. The area is home to a striking diversity of some very picturesque landscapes. Mbiriakani Conservancy is managed by the “Big Life Foundation,” who are primarily responsible for mitigating human wildlife conflict within the local surrounding communities that frequently suffer from losses in livestock and crops by animals such as Lions and Elephants.

The foundation has set up a very interesting program to help conserve the lion population within the Amboseli Tsavo ecosystem and carefully monitors both the lion and elephant populations in the area. At the lodge, there is a waterhole out in front which has a hide that has been built in a way that it affords one some great opportunities to get close to, and photograph some of the big bull Tusker Elephants that frequent the area. Your meals and overnight will be at Ol Donyo Lodge (Game Package)

Day 14: Chyulus Hills – Nairobi

You will depart the lodge after breakfast and head to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport where on arrival, you will be met and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward international flight.


Price: USD 13,495

  • Per person sharing a room (entire safari)
  • Based on min 6 guests
  • Quoted in US Dollars

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with the exception of premium wines and spirits in all hotels other than in Nairobi
  • Local flights as indicated in the itinerary
  • Guiding services provided by Warren Samuels
  • VIP meet and assist
  • Game drives in modified safari vehicles
  • Limited laundry service
  • All park entrance fees and conservancy fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Emergency medical evacuation services
  • Other services as indicated in the itinerary other than those that may be on own arrangement
  • All government taxes and surcharges

Unless where indicated otherwise, the cost excludes:

  • Dinner in Nairobi at the beginning of your safari
  • International flights
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Premium alcoholic drinks.
  • All items of personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver-guide(s)
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Cancellation made more than 90 days prior to the commencement of any safari or tour, deposits made will be refunded minus any administrative charges that may have been incurred. Other cancellation charges are as follows:

  • 90 – 76 days: 20% of total cost will be charged
  • 75 – 66 days: 50% of total cost will be charged
  • 65 – 46 days: 75% of total cost will be charged
  • After 45 days prior to arrival: 100% of total cost will be charged.

We strongly recommend that you get full trip cancellation insurance. We can give the full terms and conditions upon request.


Big Tusker Safari

Amboseli is known for its large herds of elephants but is also brimming with giraffe, buffalo, kudu, mongoose, hyena and big cats including lion and leopard. It’s a great spot for birders, too.
14 days & 13 nights
in Kenya

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From $13,495
per person sharing; party of 6 adults

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