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Lying on the edge of Amboseli National Park, Tortilis Camp is located in a hillside setting and shaded by the natural forest of Acacia Tortilis thorn trees after which the camp is named. Designed in a manner which blends rustic style and modern amenities, the camp is renowned for its high standards of service and also its views of the sunset over Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.

Tortilis Camp offers a wide range of activities, ranging from early morning and late afternoon game drives and horse-back riding, to guided game walks outside the game park led by a Maasai expert. Support the local community by visiting a local village, and meet and interact with the students of Esiteti Primary School. Alternatively, you can laze around the pool with a cocktail and enjoy the sounds of the wild. Tortilis Camp is child friendly and provides lots of entertainment for the young ones.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel and Leisure World Service Awards 500 - The World's Best Hotels 2011
  •  Silver Eco-Rating by Ecotourism Kenya 2011, 2012, 2013
  •  World’s Best Awards Top 100 – Travel & Leisure Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  •  Condé Nast Traveller Gold List – Best for Service in Africa 2005, 2006, 2008
  •  The Good Safari Guide - Finalist for Best Eco Property, Best Safari Cuisine & Best Safari Guiding Team 2011

highlights

  • Incredible views of Kilimanjaro
  • Game drives to see elephants in the park
  • Bush walks available outside the park
  • Support the local community heritage
  • Fresh food made with love, Italian flair & served with a view
  • Donate stationary or sports equipment in person, directly to local school
  • Spacious family tent available

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Facilities

Tortilis Camp offers a wide range of activities, including early morning and late afternoon game drives and horse-back riding, as well as guided nature walks in the company of a Maasai expert.

Alternatively, you can laze around the pool with a cocktail and enjoy the sounds of the wild. Tortilis Camp is child friendly and provides lots of entertainment for the young ones.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Laundry Service
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    Bar
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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Wi-fi available

Dining

The food at Tortilis Camp is an integral part of the camp's charm. Enjoy traditional Northern Italian cuisine, based on recipes from the owner's family cookbook, complemented by delicious salads and herbs grown in the camp's own garden.

Standard Tent

Tortilis Camp's 17 tents are luxurious and spacious, and each tent leads from a bedroom with an expansive king-size or generous twin bed, through a dressing area, and onto modern bathrooms with pressured hot showers and flush toilets.

Each tent is raised on a wooden deck and sheltered by a thatched roof which also shades the large veranda - ideal for an early afternoon siesta.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outside area
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    Twin bed available

Activities

  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 16 Mar 2014 - 31 May 2014 $225 Full Board
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014 $315 Full Board
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $435 Full Board
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 $315 Full Board
  • 21 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015 $435 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Yes, we are back. In one word, the vacation was “fabulous”, one of the best vacations we ever had. Start with lodging – they are very nice, particularly Tortillis Camp. We did not have any problem staying in camps. Food at Tortillis camp was superb. The chef there especially took extra care to make sure my wife gets vegan meal and I get nice vegetarian meal. Game drives were all excellent and exciting. The drivers in both the camps are very knowledgeable and made all the best efforts to make sure we see as many animals as possible.

    Tuhin Tuhin, August 2013
  • In regards to accommodation, I cannot fault Tortilis. It was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend this camp. Management, staff, accommodation, activities, organisation, food were all absolutely wonderful. Every guest that I talked to while there shared the same opinion and if anything really stood out amongst all the many great things was the food. The food at this camp was super.

    Tanida Poffley, September 2012
  • Your choices for accommodation were all exceptional and different as promised. The standout accommodation I thought was at Serena Lake Elementiata (very high quality) but the overall service, food, and guiding etc was best in my opinion at Tortilis. We appear to have been extremely lucky talking to other tourists. On our first day in the Crater we saw two separate lion after kills, a significant number of different animals including a serval cat which got the guide quite excited.

    William Watkins, September 2012
  • Thank you for planning our wonderful trip. We really enjoyed being on safari and really loved Mara Bushtops and Tortolis Camp. Everything went without a hitch.

    Patricia Stewart, August 2012
  • Wonderful people in the camps, the camps showed the different parts of the area and terrain. I was a little nervous going by myself but everyone was watching out for me. The managers at the camps were lovely to me and made sure I had everything I needed. Food was outstanding!!!!

    Anne Sturm, April 2012
  • I'll start at the beginning of our safari adventure. Tortilis camp was wonderful. Manuela and Andrea are wonderful hosts and we had a superb guide, Joel Cheruyiat. The accommodations there were great and so was the food. Everything there is so convenient because it is a small camp. All the staff there were gracious and welcoming. All the Kenyans we met were so friendly.

    Rod Schultz, November 2011
  • Whilst we were always going to visit the Mara, your recommendation to also add (and not drop) the initial 2 day stay at Tortillis camp in Amboselli was well worthwhile. The camp itself was excellent (good accommodation and food and friendly staff), the safari experience particularly close up with the elephants was quite magical and unique. We would thoroughly recommend Tortillis as a valuable add on to a Mara visit.

    Peter Cole, September 2011
  • The Tortillis Camp was beautiful, and we liked it's food the best out of the three camps. The Family suite we were given was beautiful and had lovely terraces to take the afternoon siesta. The guide, Joel, was also the best we had. He was very knowledgeable, kept giving us interesting facts that had us and the kids marveled, he was funny, daring and sociable. We had a great time at Amboselli and even the fog allowed us to see Mr Kilimajaro.

    Leticia Bravo, July 2011
  • The first camp - Tortilis - we stayed at set our trip off the best way. The camp is in an excellent location and our tent overlooked a small lake where animals go drinking. The management, John and Claire, was very nice and attentive to our needs/requests as well as the camp staff. We really enjoyed our guide at Tortillis, Simon, a very knowledgeable and professional guy as well as Jonathan, the masai guide who accompanied us on a walking safari. The food was also quite good.

    Jahel Fabris, April 2009
  • Tortillis Camp in Amboseli is an excellent camp, the best food we had in any camp, very comfortable tents, and great game safaris.

    Scott Braunstein, January 2008

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Liesel van Zyl

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"Enjoy locally grown food with an Italian flair, homely hospitality and lovely views of Mount Kilimanjaro. A truly special place."

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In regards to accommodation, I cannot fault Tortilis. It was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend this camp. Management, staff, accommodation, activities, organisation, food were all absolutely wonderful. Every guest that I talked to while there shared the same opinion and if anything really stood out amongst all the many great things was the food. The food at this camp was super.

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