Tortilis Camp, named after the nearby acacia tortilis trees, sits on the southern edge of Amboseli National Park, overlooking a natural waterhole. Guests are accommodated in spacious sleeping tents with en suite bathrooms, and a large, semicircular veranda offers unique views of Mount Kilimanjaro. At night, the nocturnal callings of the African bush fill this beautiful camp with the soundtrack of the wild.

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Tortilis Camp takes pride in its international reputation for commitment to the environment. Designed by Stefano Cheli in 1993, Tortilis Camp was holds the title as Kenya’s first “eco-lodge”, masterfully blending rustic simplicity, unobtrusive design, and attention to detail without compromising the surrounding Amboseli ecosystem.

Each of Tortilis Camp’s 16 tents are large and comfortable and consist of a main bedroom with an expansive king size or generous twin beds. Nearby, a dressing area leads into a modern bathroom with pressurized hot showers and flush toilets. A child-friendly Family Tent is ideal for families traveling together, while the Private House perched above the entire camp is perfect for families and groups in search of a bit more privacy in the bush. All of the tents at Tortilis Camp are raised up on wooden decks and sheltered by a thatched roof overhanging a large veranda, perfect for early afternoon siestas and silent moments of reflection amid the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The main lounge of Tortilis Camp is dedicated to serving up delicious, top-notch Italian cuisine alongside panoramic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Tortilis Camp boasts its own colorful vegetable gardens, which serve as the source for homegrown salads and lavish bush meals consisting of homemade pastas and freshly baked bread—a true treat in the Kenyan wilderness.

There are many activities available at Tortilis Camp. Guests benefit varied game viewing and spend time following the elephant herds from the luxury of open-sided Land Rovers. The guides of Tortilis Camp are from Amboseli and are therefore intimately knowledgeable and passionate about their backyard wilderness. They have exclusive access to the 30,000-acre Kitirua conservancy and are aware of every hyena den, seasonal flower, and migratory bird that crosses their path. Other activities include walking safaris with trained Maasai guides, bush breakfasts on the plains, and sundowners on top of Kitirua Hill. An optional visit to one of the Maasai manyattas, or villages, to meet the Maasai women and watch the Morans, or young warriors, dance can also be arranged.

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