Tortilis Camp

Amboseli, Kenya

Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp is one of the very best safari camps in Amboseli. It enjoys a fantastic location in the southern reaches of the park, where it sits within its own private 12,000 hectare concession.

Tortilis Camp is one of Amboseli’s most impressive safari retreats. It’s a medium-sized, upmarket camp situated on the lower slopes of Limbarishi Hill in the remote south of the park, overlooking the wide Amboseli Plains and, in the far distance, Kilimanjaro. Tortilis thus has the advantage of being located on its own 12,000 hectare private concession, while still enjoying access to the public areas of the park.

In appearance and structure, Tortilis is a fairly typical safari lodge, comprised of an open-air, thatch-covered lounge, bar and dining area, a small pool, and eighteen classic East African safari tents. It doesn’t stand out for its unique design in the same way that some of Kenya’s best safari camps do, but it does offer all of the comforts and the high level of service that you would expect of a luxury camp, which isn't true of most of the camps in Amboseli.

The focus at Tortilis Camp is naturally on game drives in Amboseli National Park. But you can also enjoy guided walking safaris on the private concession accompanied by Maasai askari, sundowners on a high hill with views of Kilimanjaro, and Maasai village visits.

Accommodation

Tortilis Camp offers seventeen Meru-style tents, each raised on a wooden platform and sheltered under a makuti-thatch roof. The tents themselves are fairly small, but they open at the front onto a large verandah furnished with chairs, coffee table and a divan—effectively a lounge area. Inside, the tents have generous king-size beds (or twins), which take up much of the space. They are well lit and very cosy!

There is also a large family house with two bedrooms (twin and double), two en-suite bathrooms and a separate lounge.

Dining

Lovely meals are served in Tortilis Camp's open-air dining room. The menus are fixed, and there’s a strong emphasis on Italian food—which is a nice change from most safari lodges.

Facilities

- Dining room
- Lounge and bar
- Curio shop
- Swimming pool
- Spa

Activities

- Game drives
- Maasai cultural village visits
- Walking safaris
- Bird watching
- Bush breakfasts
- Sundowners

Child Policy

There are no age restrictions at Tortilis Camp, and the relaxed atmosphere makes it easy to recommend to families. An additional bed can be added to the tents to accommodate one child under sixteen. For larger families, there is a family unit accommodating up to four (two adults, two children).

Environmental Policy

Tortilis Camp is a recipient of the British Airways award for ecotourism in Kenya.