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“Stunning location, great food, comfortable tents”
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Tortilis Camp
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Quebec City, Canada
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“Stunning location, great food, comfortable tents”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We spent only one night in Tortilis but we plan on returning. We had two children (9 and 5) and management agreed to add two additional small beds in our tent to accommodate our family. It was a little tight, which is to be expected, but still lots of space to move around and very cosy. We especially loved sitting in the small veranda outside our tent on the large comfortable sofas, looking out for elephants in the evening. The children enjoyed the swimming pool and we had even thought of bringing some marshmallows to grill on the campfire at night (if you are coming from overseas, carry them with you as marshmallows are one of the very few things that are hard to find in Nairobi!) The welcome by management was warm and sincere. The food was delicious (especially the fresh vegetables from the garden). A very classy place with outstanding views of Kilimanjaro and lots of animals. To anyone visiting Amboseli I would recommend combining a visit to Porini (the experience of a conservancy is very interesting -different animals, ability to drive off track, and the masai village visit more 'authentic' in my view) with Tortilis (spectacular views, closer to the Park, great food, beautiful tents). To me, the combination of both brings out the best of Amboseli. As another reviewer has mentioned, in the rainy season, Amboseli does not have large concentrations of wildlife but we still did see a fair amount of game and the green lush savannah was a sight in itself.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay here at Tortilis - we'll keep scouting for marshmallows! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

This is a wonderful camp, friendly managers and staff to greet you on arrival, an uninterrupted view of Mount Kilimanjaro, coffee and hot chocolate with our early morning call, a helpful, friendly and highly knowledgeable guide on the safari drives and the most amazing 'bush breakfast' experience ever! Everyone went out of their way to make us (a family of 4) welcome and we had a memorable and relaxing time. Its worth knowing that we are residents, and having gone on a few safaris now we weren't too stressed by the lack of game, but if you were coming for a 'once in a lifetime holiday' it would be worth checking for a dry season time when you would see more. Having said that, we saw plenty of ellies and were lucky enough to find lions thanks to our guide. The scenery was exceptional and I would highly recommend the (admittedly expensive) but well organised all inclusive package. It's well worth it, just for the bush breakfast alone!!!

Room Tip: family room is great, but the children are in a seperate tent, with no internal link... worried me s...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We Spent 3 days with the family in Tortilis camp in December and loved our stay : the camp is in a stunning location, great views of Kilimanjaro, fantastic rooms and the swimming pool was a welcome relief at midday: our guide Ali was excellent and went out of his way to find the big cats (the game was a bit scarce apart from elephants) ; The visit to the Masai village was worthwhile but the pressure to buy jewellery was a little off putting; all in all a great place to stay and we would like to return at a time of year when the animals are more plentiful

  • Stayed December 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Spent 3 nights here recently and it was way above my expectations. Where to start? The "tent" was sheer luxury. I was given Room 1 which looked directly onto Mount Kilimanjaro and had every luxury that could be expected. No slumming here.

The staff from the couple who manage the camp to the gardeners were all extremely friendly and could not do enough to make you feel at home. The fact that as a single person I was invited to join the managers for dinner made the camp feel more like a home.

Eric my guide was simply fantastic at finding the animals and made every outing better than the previous. Bush breakfast and sundowners appeared as if by magic and were both out of this world. Watching the sun set over Amboseli was something that will stay in my memory.

As a former teacher I found the visit to the school which the camp supports particularly interesting and I so admired all that the staff did here with very limited equipment.

All on all I found the time spent here simply flew past and if possible I would certainly want to return here.

Room Tip: Room 1 overlooking the mountain is perfect and is the nearest to the main facilities.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Belper
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We stayed 3 nights at Tortilis and thoroughly enjoyed it. Huts good, set in lovely grounds. Breakfast and lunch are good buffets; the evening meal is set, but they will accommodate different tastes.
The touring vehicles are comfortable, open sided and offer very good viewing. Our guide Joel was excellent. The game is very plentiful but not as wide ranging as in other areas - hence one star deducted. A good location to start your trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

A very beautiful place to stay. Spent a week at this place whilst carrying out an eye mission. They are doing excellent Eco conservation. In partnership with Lion Gaurdians are doing a remarkable job to protect the lion population in the area. Also supporting education at Esteti primary school.

Stayed November 2013
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Santa Barbara, CA USA
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

The fun began with a game drive on the way to camp from the airstrip. We saw a caracol, which is rare treat. The many and varied activities included a bush breakfast and a visit to a Maasai Village. Our tent was outstanding and we loved the little Dik Diks, that were our neighbors. The bar/lounge area, which was great for viewing animals as well as sunset, boasted various treats, depending on the time of day. The food was good, the staff was great, and the gift shop was lovely.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tortilis Camp
Address: Amboseli National Park, 00517, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Amboseli Eco-system
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Tortilis Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amboseli is best known for its unrivaled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the park eco-system, featuring some of the largest elephants in Africa. Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and is situated in one of Amboseli's areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, and the World’s highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro. ... more   less 
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