The Tortilis Camp guides are based at camp in Amboseli and know their backyard intimately. They know the individual elephants and their family histories. More than half of the guides at Tortilis are Masai, and have between them 80 years of guiding at Tortilis!
Tortilis Camp has open game drive vehicles, the first camp to use open vehicles in a National Park. The current fleet are new, specially fitted, 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers. Clients will share game drives unless “exclusive use of vehicle” has been pre-booked at an extra charge.
With only 10% of Amboseli National Park utilized by most safari vehicles, combined with Tortilis Camp’s unique location on the western edge of the park (most lodges are outside of the eastern gate of the park), guests can enjoy an almost private Amboseli. We also have private game driving within our own 30,000 acre Kitirua Conservancy, which is the western part of the Amboseli ecosystem.
The first of its kind, Tortilis Camp was the first “boutique eco-lodge” in Kenya. Being a professional safari guide, and with a passion for the wilderness, Stefano designed a lodge that blends into the hillside, deliberately difficult to see, small generators and invertors, built using local materials and most importantly of all – employing the majority of its staff from the local Masai community, the first and still the only camp in Amboseli to do so. From lavish bush breakfast out in the middle of the plains, to fresh homemade pastas and breads at the camp, the Tortilis chefs excel themselves with every meal. Tortilis Camp has a spacious dining room overlooking Mt Kilimanjaro, where guests eat at their own individual tables.
With unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro as it rises out of the acacia-laden plains, Tortilis Camp is ideally located to exploit the vast amount of resident wildlife. 100% solar powered, Tortilis has been lauded as one of the pioneers of low-impact and high-comfort tourism.
The tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with magnificent Views of Kilimanjaro.
With Mt. Kilimanjaro peering down over the entire camp, each of Tortilis Camp’s 16 tents has a glorious view of the mountain.
Each makuti-covered tent consists of a main bedroom with twin or double beds, en-suite bathroom and a spacious verandah. Let us know if you require twin beds or double bed.
With outstanding views of Mt Kilimanjaro, enjoyed from the comfort of your own private family verandah, Tortilis Camp’s new Family Tent is another great addition to this child-friendly safari camp in Amboseli. The Family Tent consists of one double en suite bedroom, one twin en suite bedroom, and a spacious private verandah. Featuring a brand new swimming pool shared with the Private House.
Amboseli National Park covers 392 sq kms, only a small portion of the surrounding 3000 sq km of the Amboseli ecosystem. Tortilis Camp is on the south western edge of the park, facing the mountain and is accessed from within the National Park. It overlooks its own private wildlife conservancy, Kitirua, 30,000 acres. Away from the busy eastern side of Amboseli, and with its own private conservancy, guests experience is wild and private. Amboseli is also famous for its elephant herds, which have been followed and documented by world renowned researcher Cynthia Moss. Amboseli has some of the largest elephants in Africa, and the guides at Tortilis Camp know the individual elephants, their family history, and are able to get very close to the habituated herds.
As well as plentiful plains game and their predators, the area hosts its own eastern white bearded wildebeest migration, a population that is genetically separate from the Masai Mara/Serengeti population.
SkySafari - Kenya Classic
The allure of Kenya is legendary, and this 8-day safari captures its true essence. Marvel at Amboseli’s famed elephants; lose yourself in the romance of Meru, and be awed by the finest wildlife viewing in the world in the Masai Mara.