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Tortilis Camp

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

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An established quality lodge occupying a good location allowing you to make the most of the Park and more relaxed adjoining areas, not to mention the fab view of Kilimanjaro

Guide Price: From: $480 To: $810

Named after the local acacia tortilis trees, the camp is set in one of the few remaining areas of unspoilt woodland. Working closely with the Masai people, the camp is managed as an eco-tourism lodge. One of the oldest lodges in Amboseli and while it is under canvas, Tortilis is permanent enough to be considered a lodge, with a stone plinth under each tent and a large lounge and dining area under a thatch roof.

Seductively embraced by a romantic hillside setting, Tortilis Camp lies on the edge of Amboseli National Park, and the view over the plains towards Kilimanjaro is exceptional. This exclusive camp is home to 17 private tents, each with en-suite bathrooms which offer steaming showers and modern toilets.

Capturing imaginations of evocative Africa, the camp is renowned for its delicious home-style cuisine - many of the ingredients come from the camp's own gardens, high standards of service and views of truly memorable sunsets over the famous snow-capped Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.

Home to over 1,000 elephants, herds of wildebeest, lions and over 300 species of birds, Amboseli is an exciting and diverse game viewing destination.

The Camp offers a wide range of activities ranging from early morning and mid-afternoon game drives, horse-back riding to guided game walks led by a Masai expert outside the game park. Alternatively, you can laze around the pool with a cocktail.

We loved Amboseli and Tortilis camp. The service was outstanding, the staff very friendly and easy to talk to, food incredible, the guide knowledgeable, funny and fabulous, and views from the dining tent to the watering hole an added treat (the first night there 17 elephants marched in as if on cue).

S & M M Sept 2010

Amboseli is certainly the place to go for elephant viewing, the highlight was seeing a herd of approx 90-100 elephant of all sizes,young and old,all heading towards the bush.

K and A Jan 2010

Accommodation:

17 Permanent tents and 1 private house

Guide Price:

From: 480 To: 810

Experience:

An established quality lodge occupying a good location allowing you to make the most of the Park and more relaxed adjoining areas, not to mention the fab view of Kilimanjaro

Inclusions / Exclusions:

Incl. FB, soft drinks, beer, house wine & spirits, laundry, game drives, cultural visits, walks airstrip transfer. Excl. Cellar wine, champagne & premium spirits, fees for cultural visits, Massage.

Pool:
Yes
Electricity:
Generator, morning and evening
Laundry:
Yes
Rooms:
17 tents: 9 doubles, 7 twins and 1 family. 1 private house with a double and twin en-suite bedrooms
Bathroom:
En-suite with flush toilets and hot and cold running water.

About Amboseli National Park and Kenya

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Amboseli National Park

Amboseli, on the southern border of Kenya with Tanzania, had its hayday in the 70s and 80s when a number of big hotels established themselve in the middle of the park. We were then festooned with unromantic images of a Kenyan safari epitomised by fleets of mini-buses with Kilimanjaro in the background. Read more?

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Kenya

Kenya is the most established safari country, and consequently you have to step a little off the conventional route to find real wilderness, but it’s certainly there.  Kenya also has much going for it as a family destination, and also a good number of very individual safari camps and lodges with a personal approach that makes your experience very special.  Kenya also has a particularly diverse ecology which ranges from snowy mountains to true desert, rolling grassy plains filled with wildlife to craggy scrub intersected with dry riverbeds, sparkling beaches and volcanic ranges. Read more?

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