Amboseli Lodges

Let Photos and Africa help you select a photographic lodge in Amboseli to photograph big tuskers. For more information about Kenya visit our journey page

The sight of elephants walking in front of Kilimanjaro is one of those iconic views that draw photographers to Amboseli, the second most visited park in Kenya. The elephants are extremely relaxed and used to people, having been studied for more than two decades by the researcher Cynthia Moss. They have also been the subjects of two BBC documentaries and, the population includes some staggeringly large tuskers. The park is also home to buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, Masai ostrich, crowned cranes, superb starlings and many other interesting Kenyan species. There is no off-road driving, and the roads are fairly limited, but the movement of elephants across the plains each morning and evening is fairly easy to predict. Like all mountains, Kilimanjaro, is often hidden behind cloud but will often show itself in the early morning and evening.

Ol Donyo

Ol Donyo Kenya offers big tuskers, cheetah, lion views of Kilimanajaro plus five star food and service with hiking, biking and riding in a private area.

Porini Selenkay

Situated within a private concession bordering the Amboseli National Park, Porini Selenkay offers excellent game-viewing hides, cultural experiences and also the chance to take classic shots of elephants in front of Mount Kilimanjaro.


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