As an extension to our Serengeti safari, we drove across the border back to Kenya towards Amboseli NP with three out of six guests who were on the Tanzania trip. And for me it was amazing to find how much Amboseli had changed from January in just a couple of weeks. Without rain, the dust had returned in full force on the park. This made for exceptional photo opportunities. One morning there was so much going on around us on the edge of the Marsh that we didn’t know what to photograph anymore. Crowned cranes in breeding dance, Hyenas feeding on a kill, Lions moving in to take the kill, Elephants parading and dust bathing, a buffalo herd running in dust in the distance. Just amazing.
This was also a “Big Tuskers” safari. One day we found the second-biggest tusker of Amboseli, a beautiful bull named Craig. He emerged from the acacia forest accompanied by three other younger bulls. We photographed him beautifully. The next day we searched and searched and finally found the biggest tusker, the famous Tim. As he walked through a clearing he sprayed dust on himself. A wonderful and unforgettable encounter.