Tortilis Camp



Tucked away on the south western edge of Amboseli National Park the Tortilis Safari Camp is a Chic Retreat with one of the most iconic views in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro rising up from the acacia dotted plains below.  Tortilis Safari Camp is utterly charming; this small intimate boutique camp combines eco-sensitive design with uncompromising luxury. Surrounded by pristine Acacia Tortilis woodland, the camp has been built entirely with local materials and blends in naturally with its the surrounds, the gorgeous thatched tents sit on wooden platforms and are beautifully decorated in tradition safari style.  The main lounge, dining area and pool are surrounded by lovingly kept gardens.  The Amboseli ecosystem offers lush wetlands, acacia woodland and dry plains, which makes Amboseli one of the best places to view wildlife.   Access to the camp is through the Amboseli National Park and the camp overlooks its own private wildlife conservancy - well away from the hustle and bustle of eastern Amboseli.  In fact Tortilis Camp has the undeveloped western half of the area to itself and this offers guests an exceptional safari experience.  


The Amboseli ecosystem offers some of the best wildlife viewing around and Tortilis Camp has a fleet of open game vehicles cleverly designed for viewing, comfort and photography.  The area is home to the big predators and of course giraffes, zebra, buffalo, antelopes and wildebeest.  It is also famous for its large elephant herds, which have been studied and documented by the world renowned researcher Cynthia Moss, and it is possible to arrange a visit to her research station from the camp.  The area is a bird watchers paradise with over 600 species making their home in the area and there are literally 100s of weaver birds that make their nests in the famous Acacia Tortilis trees that surround the camp.  All the guides here are highly skilled and hold at least a Bronze or Silver Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certificate. 

For those who wish to get really close to nature our hosts recommend guests join one of their a local Masai guides on a walking safari or a culture visit to a Masai homestead to learn about the unique culture and traditions of the Maasai people.  And it doesn’t end there once back at camp there is the marvellous pool to keep you refreshed, massages to relax the body and soul and a fabulous lounge and bar area where you can relax and enjoy one of the famous Tortilis cocktails and exchange stories about the day’s adventures.


Canapés are served in the comfortable bar and lounge before dinner.  Guests are then invited to take their tables in the spacious dining room with views across to Mt Kilimanjaro.  Tortilis Camp it lucky enough to have its own vegetable garden and every meal is served with the freshest salads and vegetables straight from the garden. The chefs are happy to cater for special diets and simply request that any special requirements are mentioned when the reservations are made to give the camp managers ample time to make the necessary preparations.

Why is it chic?
unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tortilis Camp has the reputation of being the only boutique safari camp within Amboseli

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Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is USD.

Tortilis Camp is open all year round. Minimum 2 night booking.  Children 0-5 yrs are free of charge however a child in his / her own room will be charged a single room rate.  In the Private House and the Family Tent additional people are charged at the 'per adult / child sharing' rate. Maximum 6 people.

Valid 03 Jan - 31 Jul 2014 & 01 Sep - 20 Dec 2014 (excludes August 2014 & 21 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015).Receive a 10% DISCOUNT OFF accommodation rates when booking 6 nights or more at 2 of the following: Tortilis, Cottars 1920's Safari Camp, Elsa's Kopje, Elephant Pepper Camp, Lewa Safari Camp or Joy Safari Camp which are all within the C&P Portfolio.

Park Fees:

Please note some park fees may apply.  At the time of writing the Kitirua Conservancy fee have been included in the PACKAGE accommodation rates.  Please note that KWS Park fees are exclusive of VAT and are subject to change without prior notice. KWS Safari Cards are valid for 24h; an extra day's park fees will be charged if clients arrive AM and depart PM

Rates at Tortilis Safari Camp include

Full board accommodation 

  • Kitirua Conservancy fees
  • Day & night (pre dinner) game drives & guided bush walks
  • Transfers to cultural visits
  • Bush breakfasts & sundowners
  • Amboseli airstrip transfers & limited laundry
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%)


All tips are at the guest’s discretion. Staff tips are collected in a central tip box, then distributed evenly to all staff members. A recommended amount is US$ 5-10 per guest per night. Guides are tipped separately (same recommendation of US$ 5-10 per guest per night). 




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This is in addition to the usual boutique hotel benefits of complementary early check in, late check out, room upgrade when available and welcome drink


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