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The Big Tusks

Amboseli is set in the foothills of magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the 392 square km of park spreads across Kenya-Tanzania border. It offers wildlife photography experts and game viewers the opportunity to witness the big tusks (African elephants) against the awe-inspiring backdrop of The Roof Africa. Also, the perfect destination for bird watching holidays for beginners.

  1. Signature attraction - Hundreds of Big tusked elephants with topography of lush swamps, marsh, dry plains and acacia woodlands.

  2. Observatory hill - located at the Southern part of the park - one can have a short and pleasant walk and witness contrast of vegetation, swampy areas & wildlife.

  3. Home to abundance of wildlife, the Big 5-Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, Cape Buffalo’s, thousands of Giraffes, Zebra, Hippos, Cheetah, hyena, antelopes many more including seasonal wildebeest migration- The greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth when over a million wildebeest cross plains, valleys, and rivers in search of fresh pasture.

  4. Lion King Movie: pride land in the ecosystem of Masai Mara.

Itinerary Details

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The Big Tusks Itinerary
  • Met on arrival at JKIA, transfer to hotel for stay on Bed & Breakfast. (B&B)

  • Breakfast, depart by 9:00 am for Amboseli, with packed lunch boxes. Game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, PL, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, return for breakfast. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch. Evening game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Breakfast, check out and depart for Lake Naivasha OR Elementaita by 6:30 am with packed lunch boxes. Relax and enjoy. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Naivasha or Elementaita. (B, L, D)

  • Breakfast, depart by 6:30 am for Masai Mara, arrive in the afternoon by lunch. Game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, return for breakfast. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch. Evening game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, Breakfast, depart for Nairobi. Transfer to JKIA to board the late evening/night flight back home. (B)


  1. Boat Ride at Lake Naivasha

  2. Game drives

Possible Extensions

  1. Balloon safari

  2. Masai Village visit

  3. Sundowner & Bush Dinner

  4. Traditional Dance

What’s Included

  1. Nairobi stay on bed & Breakfast basis

  2. Full board accommodation at safari lodges

  3. Transport & game drives in non-AC safari minivans or Safari Landcruiser as per quote

  4. Services of certified driver guides

  5. Park entry fees

  6. All Government Taxes & service charge in Hotel accommodation

Things to Carry

  1. Travel documents

  2. Yellow Fever Certificates

  3. Highly recommended Travel Insurance

  4. Woollens for chilly mornings and evenings

  5. Protection from cold air, sun, rain during game drives - being at a height of 5000 ft plus - weather is cool, with bright equato

  6. Hats which can be secured to the head during game drives/ Stoles

  7. Sunglasses

  8. Comfortable shoes - preferably water-proof walking shoes

  9. Torch-light - small

  10. Insect repellent

  11. Camera – you will need extra storage for digital photos (Laptop?) with good zoom lens

  12. Binoculars

  13. 3-way adapters – we use 220 volts and rectangular pins

  14. Bathroom slippers

  15. Medication and toiletries (lodge provides basic toiletries)

  16. Snacks and drinks for the journey


With EarthyHues, the best experience has always been the ease of communication, smooth booking experience and proactive coordination along with a very good documentation. The itinerary has always been the key part and am very happy with the ones planned for me. The suggestions have always been the key to a successful trip as that has to cover the recent changes in the region, or the latest information on sighting etc. Have always loved the clarity of the details provided by them. In addition to her, the guides are polite, have good knowledge of the region and tour they operate. Also, at times guide selection were accepted which is a big plus at times due to prior rapport with the guides. In respect to pre-travel instructions… the tour was planned very well each time with clear instructions, documentation shared prior to the tour in digital form. And also, the physical copy of the booking details was provided at a later stage. With EH, I have traveled alone, with colleagues, with friends and with photography group as well. The experience has been amazing as per the feedback from friends, colleagues and photography group tours. Specially the trip was organised keeping in mind that most of them were first time visitors to those places.
We had a tight nine-day programme and wanted to pack in the maximum possible in that period to get a feel of the "essence" of Kenya. Managed to do that and much much more. They crafted a very well thought out itinerary - covered a day stay in Nairobi, mandatory trip to the National Reserve, a Lake, White sand Beaches and of course a trip to the Equator - one of only 13 countries through which this imaginary line passes. The best part of our visit was exploring the majestic Maasai Mara and the visit to the Maasai Village. Having a Maasai Guide was great - he knew his way around, was able to communicate clearly in English and gave us some interesting information about the animals and Birds living in the Reserve. Bhavana provided us a detailed brochure with information about the places we were visiting, Do’s and Don’ts, Suggestions and Tips, Currency required, Weather forecast etc. One suggestion to for her local guide, he sometimes did not stop in the correct location - where camera angle would be best for photography. They need to be trained on the same. Also, Vehicle ignition should be put off, as often there is camera shake with the vehicle in "On" position. Travelling with the family - could not have had a better time for bonding (especially considering we are living in three different locations) and to celebrate my Birthday with that amazing and unique manner the Cake was brought to me by the Resort Staff at Masai Leisure Camp. Will forever be etched in memory. Our Overall experience - Would like to come back again - Need I say more!!
To start with, the planning of the trip was very smooth and clear. Nothing hidden – no surprises. The itinerary was perfectly planned as per my schedule; due to which I completed my trips with ease and remembered one too. My experience with the all the guides were fantastic and superb. Awesome men with all capability to keep you charged. They communicated all the pre-requisites well in advance the information includes like, Currency Requirements, Tips to be paid, Dos and Don’ts, weather forecast etc My overall experience – one of the best – wonderful & awesome.

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