Snow Peaks, Tuskers & Big Cats Photo Safari

Snow Peaks, Tuskers & Big Cats Photo Safari - 7 nights / 8 days

Immerse yourself in wildlife photography, at two wildlife-rich destinations under the tutelage of acclaimed wildlife photographer Paolo Torchio.
In Amboseli National Park, experience incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro and witness some of Africa’s largest elephants.
The Masai Mara National Reserve, besides playing host to the annual wildebeest migration, has a high density of both resident and transient populations of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, hyena and over 450 bird species.

The Trip:

Days 1-3: Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli  - Amboseli National Park, Amboseli

Famed for its long-tusked elephants, views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and hundreds of species of bird, Amboseli National park is a photographer’s heaven. The park’s name derives from the Maasai word for ‘salty-dust’, thanks to its barren desert-like plains, however, thanks to springs running off the mountain this land is teeming with wildlife.

Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli is located on the southwestern edge of the park, facing the mountain and overlooking its own private conservancy— Kitirua Conservancy. The ensuite te nts are spacious, comfortable and offer views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The first eco-lodge of its size, the main lounge, bar, and dining area, have been built using natural materials, including classic thatched roofs, representative of the building style of the area.

Days 4-7: Mara Bush Camp  - Masai Mara National Reserve

The vast open grasslands of the Masai Mara are home to high densities of both resident and transient populations of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, hyena and over 450 species of bird, the Masai Mara provides unrivaled game viewing throughout the year.

Mara Bush Camp is discreetly ‘tucked away’ in a riverine forest on the banks of the seasonal Olare Orok river; all 12 river facing tents are raised on stilts and have been placed far enough apart to guarantee complete tranquillity. Each is furnished with a comfortable four poster bed mosquito net, en-suite bathrooms and hot and cold water permanent shower, clothes rack, storage chest, writing desk & private veranda. Guest areas include a comfortable lounge and bar tent as well as a dining tent where freshly prepared meals are served. Picnic meals are readily available for all those who prefer to stay out in the bush all day long. For photographers, a separate photo-lounge provides tranquility to review images as well as a dedicated area to charge camera equipment and laptops.

Day 8: Departure
Transfer to airport for flights home or onward travels.

Paolo Torchio - Overall winner of The GREATEST MAASAI MARA PHOTOGRAPHER of the Year 2020

Born in Turin, Italy, in 1961, Paolo Torchio came to Kenya in 1990. A keen photographer since childhood, he was immediately captivated by the African wildlife and wilderness areas that he encountered, and quickly made the country his home. He has lived and worked in Kenya ever since, where he currently works as the official photographer in East Africa for IFAW Kenya.

In this time, Paolo has travelled widely in Kenya, and – increasingly of late – in other parts of Africa as well, including Madagascar. His photography aside, he has played an active role in various wildlife conservation projects in Kenya, often in association with the Kenya Wildlife Service.