Tortilis is an attractive camp in Amboseli, managed by Cheli & Peacock.
This small, luxury, eco-friendly campsite is in a perfect setting; in the shadow of Kilimanjaro with nothing but wide open spaces and wildlife to observe. The restaurant and lounge are set at the top of an incline with panoramic views all around.
The camp is run as a conservation project and the owners work hand in hand with the local massai community and the KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service).
The 17 spacious tents (twin or doubles) are raised up on a wooden deck and are sheltered by a thatched roof, which overhangs the large verandah. Inside, the tents are beautifully furnished with tasteful safari style décor. They each have their own dressing room and a modern bathroom with flush toilet and pressurized hot shower.
The tents are well spaced out, and care has taken to ensure that guests enjoy a private and relaxing time with no hindrance to their enjoyment of the great wilderness of the African plains. Nothing can surely beat the amazing view you get as you unzip your tent flaps early in the morning, to see Kilimanjaro and the misty morning sunrise.
In addition to the luxury tents, there is also a spacious family house with one double and one twin room both with en-suite bathrooms and a private sitting room. All tents can fit in an extra bed, for children under the age of 16 years.
Restaurants & Bars
The camp has a daily set menu and, the food tends to be very popular with guests, with traditional Italian recipes being served, straight from the owner’s family cookbook. These are complimented by delicious salads and herbs grown in the camp’s own garden. Bush breakfasts out on the plains can be arranged if you want to try something a little different.
In recent years, great efforts have been made to take a more environmentally friendly approach towards this picturesque game park, as in the past, eco friendly tourism has not always taken a high priority, and poaching and abuse of the land and it’s inhabitants has been a major problem.
NB: All of the Tortilis Camp guides have their bronze level KPSGA qualification
- 500 Best Hotels in the World – Travel & Leisure Magazine, 2008.
- Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2008, 2006 & 2005.
- British Airways Regional Award for Ecotourism: Tourism for Tomorrow Award, 1996.
Tortilis is among an exclusive portfolio of camps and lodges managed by Cheli and Peacock
Telephone: +254 730 127 000
Address: Cheli and Peacock , Amboseli