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Tortilis Camp

From $490 Night Kenya, Rift Valley

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tortilis Camp has the reputation of being the only boutique safari camp within Amboseli

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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.


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Address: Amboseli National Park, , Kenya


Tortilis Camp has just 20 chic en-suite rooms and all have verandas with breathtaking views across the plains to Tanzania and snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro.  There are 16 spacious thatched tents each with a good sized bedroom and en-suite bathroom; a Family tent with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and en-suite bathrooms; and a private house with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), en-suite bathrooms and a private living area.  All are elegantly decorated and luxuriously furnished with local materials.  All rooms can fit one extra bed, for children under the age of 16 years old only.


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Cancellation policy

For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 90 and 45 days from noon on the date of arrival, 25% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 45 and 22 days from noon on the date of arrival, 50% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
In the case of cancellation within 21 days from noon on the date of arrival, or in the case of a ‘No Show”, 100% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.

Please note

The rates mentioned here are subject to change without notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government taxes or levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, Elewana Afrika Limited reserves the right to pass on any increases. LIABILITY Elewana Afrika Ltd, its properties and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates, do not and will not accept responsibility for any incident of any nature involving any client(s)who is/are at any property(ies), nor while travelling to or from any property(ies).

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