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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tortilis Camp Hotel Amboseli Eco-System