Tortilis

Tortilis offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. This safari lodges sits by Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, renowned for reliably good elephant viewing.

Named after the iconic flat-topped, umbrella-like acacia tree commonly found around the camp, Tortilis is widely regarded as the best lodge to appreciate Africa’s highest free-standing mountain – Kilimanjaro. It is also renowned for its reliably good elephant-viewing as some of the largest tuskers left on the continent still roam Amboseli, the small but very rich national park by which Tortilis is situated.

Tortilis’ 17 comfortable guest tents have private ensuite bathrooms, spacious verandas and glorious views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Guests have access to a central pool with bar service and there is a comfortably furnished main lounge with board games. For families, there is a child-friendly two-bedroom tent with a swimming pool shared only with guests staying in the Private House, a two-bedroom thatched chalet.

Meals are served in a spacious dining room, with canapes available in the bar and lounge before dinner. As with all quality safari lodges, guests have the option of dining in the bush. Of course, every afternoon safari concludes with a refreshing sundowner drink – traditionally a gin and tonic – as the sun sets over the plains.

More than half the guides at Tortilis are Maasai, and all are professionally certified. Game drives through Amboseli National Park and the camp’s private 30,000 acre concession take place in quality 4WD vehicles specially adapted for wildlife photography whilst walking safaris uncover smaller species, useful native herbs and the Maasai way of life.

Location

How to get to Tortilis

Tortilis is 230km by road from Nairobi (just over 4 hours’ drive) or a 45-minute scheduled or charter flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to the Amboseli airstrip.

Activities at Tortilis

  • Game drives in elephant-rich Amboseli National Park and in the private Kitirua conservancy
  • Bird-watching
  • Walking safaris
  • Bush dining and sundowners
  • Cultural visits to Maasai homesteads

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Tortilis Highlights

  • An inviting safari lodge with the most dramatic views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Renowned for some of the largest elephants in Africa
  • Game drives and excellent bird watching in Amboseli National Park
  • Guided walks possible in the Kitirua private conservancy
  • Authentic Maasai cultural visits

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