Tortilis Camp Amboseli
At a Glance
Watch game come to drink at the water hole
Relax by the swimming pool
Game drives in the Amboseli National Park
Stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day
See the vast herds of elephant as they move into the Amboseli National Park to drink
See the huge herds of elephant in the Amboseli National Park, with Mount Kilimanjaro as a majestic backdrop.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Warm yourself in front of the fire-pit and soak up the fabulous view of the animals drinking from the waterhole below.Olivia Caveney
Opt for a walking safari in the afternoon to walk off your lunch and literally walk the footsteps of elephants!Olivia Caveney
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage after your morning safari or take a refreshing dip in the pool before your afternoon activity.Olivia Caveney
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To start planning your vacation to Tortilis Camp Amboseli
Tortilis Camp lies in the heart of Amboseli National Park and faces the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. As you arrive at the camp, the view of its snow-capped peak and the surrounding plains will simply take your breath away.
This award-winning eco-tourism camp has a well earned reputation for its commitment to the environment because of its rustic simplicity, unobtrusive design and attention to detail and comfort. The spacious safari tents are raised on wooden platforms and sheltered from the heat of the day by a makuti (thatched) roof. Each tent has a large comfortable bed and en-suite bathroom with pressurised hot shower and flushing toilet. The stone veranda offers privacy for those wanting to read a book or enjoy a siesta on the traditional lamu day bed.
Tortilis is a family friendly camp and the expert guides know how to make a bush walk or game drive ’come alive’ for young guests. Early mealtimes and a baby listening service are also available. Tortilis is perfect if you want to take a bush breakfast, watch the elephant herds following their ancient rituals, go on game drives, visit the local Maasai village, sip an evening sundowner or just lie by the pool.
Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the parks eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and is situated in one of Amboseli's areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, and the World's highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the park, and within a private 30,000 acre game concession.
The accommodation at Tortilis is in 17 tents, all are large and spacious, with king or twin beds, elegant en-suite bathrooms. There are nine doubles and eight twin bedded tents. There is also a larger family tent, which has two en-suite bedrooms. There is one family house with a double and a twin room both are en-suite bedrooms and a private sitting room. All rooms can fit one extra bed, for children under the age of 16.
Tortilis Camp welcomes children although there are no specific childcare facilities. Food can be tailored to suit children and earlier meal times can be arranged where necessary. Babysitting can also be organized for those that require it. There is a two bedroom family house as well as a two bedroom family tent.
Tortilis has am inviting, large swimming pool nestled in between the trees with comfy sun beds on which to relax between safaris. There is also the option of a massage from a trained therapist and the camp has a curio shop selling local arts and crafts.
The activities available from Tortilis Camp include game drives in 4x4 open sided Land Cruisers, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts and sundowners. There is the opportunity to visit local Maasai villages and interact with the local tribes which is a truly memorable experience.
Location & Directions
Tortilis Camp is located on the edge of Amboseli National Game Reserve, on the southern boarder of Kenya, overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro.
When to go
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter.