Trip Report: Essential Amboseli 2014

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I was very excited to be returning to Amboseli for our Essential Amboseli Safari this year as this would be the first time that we would be able to spend an extended period of time in the world famous National Park.

There is something special about being in one area for more than just a couple of nights. One very quickly starts to get a feel for the ebb and flow of game and their movements on a daily basis and spending 5 nights at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge allowed us to do just that.

Mornings were often spent focusing on photographing the herds as they moved from the Acacia woodlands, which dominate the foot slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, to the open swamps where they spend the rest of their day feeding and socialising.

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Although most of the mornings were dominated by fairly dense cloud these proved to be near ideal conditions for photographing the large pachyderms and other species which call Amboseli home.

Afternoons were typically much better from a light point of view as the thick morning cloud had burnt off , leaving scattered clouds which punctuated the deep blue skies, and provided us with some fantastic photographic opportunities.

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Rather than breaking the trip up into a day by day report, I thought I would share a gallery of images I took during the 5 nights and 6 days that we spent exploring this beautiful park.

Which is your favourite?

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Its easy to see why I am so keen on returning to Amboseli next year in June and, in order to make this trip even more appealing, we are looking at including an additional 2 nights in Tsavo West!

Yip, 7 nights spent exploring and photographing the south eastern reserves of Magical Kenya. If you would like to be on of the first to receive details on this trip then please drop me an email and i’ll send you the details as soon as they are finalised!

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