Tortilis Camp


At the foot of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, the luxurious Tortilis Camp blends naturally with the green acacia forest – the perfect setting! In fact, Acacia tortilis is the scientific name of the characteristic trees that lend the romantic tent camp both its name and welcome shade.


The sharp contrasts and wide openness of the African savannah landscapes are met with a fascinating architecture that incorporates thatched roofs and an abundance of natural building materials.


The protection read more » of the environment and sustainable practises are a major issue at the Tortilis Camp. The camp’s uncompromising efforts in these areas were recognised with several awards, among others the Tourism for Tomorrow Award of British Airways and the Readers Choice Award by the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2005.


At the heart of the camp are the comfortable lounge, the bar and the restaurant. The Tortilis Camp’s sophisticated cuisine has earned itself a reputation that reaches far beyond the Amboseli National Park’s boundaries.


Sampling the delicious treats it comes as no surprise that the family owning the Tortilis Camp is originally from northern Italy. Their Italian passion for good food is reflected in the homemade pasta, the fresh bread, salads and the camp’s lush herbs and spices garden. But then, of course, traditional African cuisine also forms part of the culinary variety at the Tortilis Camp.


Everything is in place to make you comfortable: Slip into the swimming pool’s welcoming waters or enjoy a soothing massage after coming home from an exciting excursion, game drive or guided bush hike. Welcome to Kenya, welcome to the Tortilis Camp! « show less


The luxurious Tortilis Camp’s refined 17 luxury tents are set atop elevated timber decks and measure generous nine by five metres.


The interior offers a generous bedroom, dressing room and an ensuite read more » bathroom with full international comfort. However, the most notable features of the luxury tents are their charmingly rustic safari flair and their breathtaking view of Africa’s highest mountains, the Mount Kilimanjaro.


Wake up to the sounds of the savannah welcoming the new day and gaze up at the snow-topped Kilimanjaro bathed in a pink, yellow light cast by the rising sun… the perfect mood for settling down on your private veranda! « show less


Plenty to do at the Tortilis Camp: Start the day with an exciting breakfast right in the heart of the Amboseli National Park. Afterwards, the local Maasai warriors offer guided hikes deep into the park. read more » Of course, you may also choose to go on a classic game drive in an open 4x4.


The Amboseli National Park is famous for Mount Kilimanjaro. However, it also offers abundant wildlife: A large population of elephants numbering more than 1000 individuals inhabit the park. Moreover, there are large herds of zebras, wildebeests, hundreds of different bird species and all their respective predators.


We highly recommend visiting one of the nearby villages. The local women welcome visitors to their homes, children playing all around, and present their daily routines and handmade arts and crafts.


At the end of a long and exciting day, the camp’s small but excellent spa promises sweet relaxation with a soothing massage. Afterwards, sip a sundowner and watch the savannah dipped into golden light with the sun slowing sinking behind the rolling hills. « show less