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  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli is perfectly situated on the side of Liimbarish Hill in a private conservancy adjacent to Amboseli National Park, showcasing outstanding views of Mount Kilamanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The park is renowned for its large population of elephant families that have been followed and studied for more than 40 years – the lodge’s guides know the elephants and their histories well, and they share this knowledge with guests.

Recognizing the value of time well spent with family and friends, the Elewana Collection introduces discerning travelers to East Africa through impeccably designed lodges that invite true, as well as the thrill of a real adventure. Complementing their locations in prime game-viewing areas, on quiet white-sand beaches or even in a coffee plantation, are lavish comforts, including fresh cotton sheets, elegant rooms and gourmet meals. Family-friendly, individually styled and exuding warm and personalized hospitality, the lodges are a savvy blend of high-class safari and low-impact tourism. Guests are encouraged to become part of the local community and conservation projects, thereby returning home with a piece of East Africa instilled in their hearts forever.

Accommodations

Tortilis Camp Amboseli is an enclave of 16 spacious, makuti-tented rooms, all with en suite facilities; as well as one private house with two en-suite bedrooms, a mountain-view living room and a shared pool (with the family tent); and a family tented room with two en suite bedrooms and a private veranda with magnificent mountain views. Cozy blankets warm up sound sleepers on cool evenings, while the tents provide a refreshing and shady respite from the warm, though minimally humid, days. From the exquisitely designed main lounge and bar area, guests enjoy sweeping views of Mt. Kilimanjaro to compliment delicious gourmet dining and refreshing drinks.

Amenities

Sitting as it does on the western boundary of the national park, Tortilis is away from the other lodges, providing privacy at every moment, from game drives to bush walks to sundowners at breakfast. Amenities include 24-hour power (the camp is 100 percent solar), spa treatments, a swimming pool, WiFi, laundry service and daily scheduled flights.

Activities

The lodge’s setting in the heart of Maasai country lends itself to prime elephant-watching, with the opportunity to visit Cynthia Moss’ Elephant Research base. Each day, guided bush walks and birding with qualified Maasai guides are possible, as well as 4×4 game-viewing safaris and visits to cultural homes and community projects. Children are entertained with a swimming pool, guided camp walks at their pace and level of interest, visiting a local school and learning Maasai crafts and traditions.

Dining

Each day delights with lavish bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and sundowners – the perfect time to gather and share visions of what another day of adventure may bring. Meal times are flexible and there is individual dining. World-class cuisine is accompanied by a premium wine list. Individual dietary requests can be satisfied with advance notice; a children’s menu is available.

Location

Tortilis Camp Amboseli is a 45-minute drive from Amboseli airstrip, which itself is a 45-minute flight from Wilson Airport. The camp coordinates are S 2˚41’0.18” E 37˚10’49.14”, and it is located on the southwest border of Amboseli National Park, famous for having the best view of Mount Kilamanjaro.