We started our Kenya safari with a short stay in Amboseli and really enjoyed Tortilis Camp. Upon arrival at Tortilis we were greeted by the very friendly relieve management couple Allan and his wife, and introduced to our home for the night.
Unfortunately it was cloudy, so we could not see Kilimanjaro, but one can imagine how spectacular the views are of the highest mountain in Africa, from the restaurant and bar area of the camp.
The tents are rather basic, but spacious and very comfortable. The en suite bathroom with double basins and shower is just right. Electricity comes from a generator, hot water from solar geysers. all environmentally friendly and working perfectly.
The afternoon saw a big storm coming through, which blew away most of the clouds and allowed us partial views of the snow topped Kilimanjaro during our afternoon safari. Wonderful to see elephant, giraffe and zebra with “the mountain” as backdrop.
Generally I thought that the game viewing was very good; we saw plenty of elephant and plane's game, but also stacks of hyena and some lions. The terrain is very flat and barren, but then you get the lush areas they call swamps, full of hippos and water birds.
Meals at Tortilis were very good, with lots of fresh produce from the camp’s own vegetable garden, prepared in simple, but very tasty ways. Lunch was buffet, and dinner a plated 3-course meal.
- 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