Tortilis Camp (Amboseli National Park) Kenya
On the edge of Amboseli National Park - within Masai tribal lands, Kenya. Amboseli is known for Mt. Kilimanjaro and its elephant population - over 1,000 elephant in the Park eco- system, which are some of the biggest elephant in Africa. It is also home to herds of Zebra and Wildebeest and their predators, as well as more than 300 species of birds.
Tortilis Camp is named after the local Acacia Tortilis tree, and is situated just outside the Park in one of Amboseli's few remaining areas of unspoiled Woodland, with the stunning back-drop of Africa's highest Mountain – Mt Kilimanjaro.
Tortilis Camp is a welcoming blend of rustic style and modern comfort designed to make the international traveler feel comfortable in Africa.
As winner of the 1995 Southern Region Tourism for Tomorrow award presented annually by British Airways, Tortilis conforms to the principles of 'Eco-Tourism' defined by the Ecotourism Society as "responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people."
17 luxury tents (10 of which have king size beds) with en-suite facilities. Tortilis Camp is a welcoming blend of rustic style and modern comfort designed to make the international traveler feel comfortable in Africa.
The tents are all large and spacious, with King sized beds, elegant en-suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers and modern toilets.
The tents have a thatched roof over the top, extending to a large verandah, where you can sit and relax. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with a magnificent view of Mt Kilimanjaro.
As winner of the 1995 Southern Region Tourism for Tomorrow award presented annually by British Airways, Tortilis conforms to the principles of 'Eco-Tourism' defined by the Ecotourism Society as "responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people. "
This small, friendly lodge is the brainchild of Stefano and Max Cheli and Liz Peacock who have made their reputation in high quality, tailored safaris for visitors seeking a personal view of Kenya.
Game Viewing & Activities:
Morning and afternoon game viewing, walking safaris with a Masai guide, hill top sundowners, bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners, swimming pool. During the day, you can take game drives with one of our guides in an open 4WD vehicle, or go for a guided walk outside the Park with one of our expert Masai guides, and end the day with a sundowner on a hill where you can see miles across the Park and feel like you are on the Top of the World!
Tortilis is renowned for its delicious home style Italian cuisine. Fresh herbs and vegetables are grown in camp and homemade pasta, the specialty, is carefully prepared each day by the well-trained chef! Imagine sitting in the privacy of your verandah in the shade of a picturesque Acacia Tortilis tree (the camp's namesake), sipping your favorite drink and looking out over the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro.
If you surveyed the plains in front of you carefully, you might see several species of antelope, vervet monkeys, a colorful array of bird life, or one of Amboseli's famous huge bull elephants- maybe even a Masai or two making their way on foot as they have since time began.
A few highlights of Tortilis Camp:
Unsurpassed views over the Amboseli plains to Mt. Kilimanjaro Luxurious spacious tents with wooden floors and modern en-suite bathrooms Private views of the Amboseli plains and Kilimanjaro from each tent's semi-circular verandah. Elegant decor which is distinctly African, with furnishings made of locally available materials and traditional thatch roofs covering the common areas and each tented unit
Energy efficient solar/kerosene water heating systems and twenty-four hour lighting Italian style menus prepared by chefs trained under the vigilant eye of Max and Stefano's mother A comfortable bar/lounge Housekeeping staff that are discreet, yet ready to attend to any need which may arise A small boutique displaying local crafts, books and assorted sundries Management committed to help guests feel "at home" in this beautiful corner of Africa.
Comments from our guests:
"We found the camp a truly magical spot, beautifully appointed and could not recommend it more highly. The food, service and ambiance were excellent.... The staff too, made a great impression." Colonel & Mrs. M.H. White- Edinburgh, Scotland
"My husband and I were very impressed with your camp, the beautiful surroundings, the way it is built. We had a very nice time, your crew was especially attentive and gracious." Anne Manschot- Ontario, Canada
"I especially wanted to tell you that we were very impressed with Tortilis Camp.... The setting, decor, and small size of the Tortilis Camp was outstanding. Also their staff was fantastic from the tent stewards to the game drivers. I wanted to let you know how impressed we were so you can recommend more people to stay there.
Having also seen the other large lodges in the park, there is no question that Tortilis Camp has the best location and offers a more peaceful and fulfilling stay whether the visitor is a biologist and conservation professional (like myself) or seeing Kenya for the first time (like my husband)." Darwin Bolze- N.Y., USA
Accommodation Rates:- From $485 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.