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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Long Island, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights. Just wonderful! Location: For the Amboseli park--great. And on the conservancy--perfect! Room: We stayed in the Family tent. This is a great accommodation for families. Master king-bed room with en suite bathroom and outdoor living area connected to another 2-bed room with additional en suite and outdoor living area for the kids. It's close to... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for all your beautiful compliments. We are so happy that you enjoyed the Family Tent - the view is indeed spectacular and it's perfect for families like yours. Many thanks, All at Tortilis Camp More

Nairobi, Kenya
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145 reviews 145 reviews
56 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An uneventful flight from Samburu to Nairobi's Wilson airport, and we were met by the Safarilink staff. For our first time ever, there was confusion win the staff, one telling us to follow the other, and the other not knowing what to do. As we were transferring to Amboseli, we were given luggage tags for our checked in bags, and... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Very glad you enjoyed your stay, Amboseli is a wonderful area and having the private conservancy is very special. Many thanks, The Tortilis Camp team More

NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 7 nights on Safari (Amboseli, Samburu and Maasai Mara). Of the 3 locations we visited, my family agrees that Tortilis was our favorite. The "tents" were comfortable and we could view lots of animals behind the safety of the camp's fence. Bathrooms were luxurious with plenty of hot water, ample supplies of toiletries, and detergent to hand wash... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review – we were very happy to host you and looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Pieter and Danielle (Relief Managers) More

Henderson
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The host and hostess were charming and so attentive. The tents are beautiful and hotel-like with the advantage of feeling like you are one with nature. The food and activities were excellent too.I enjoyed the game drives, walks and the visit to a Maasai village.

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Marilyn for taking the time to post a review – it was a pleasure hosting you and the group and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Tortilis Camp. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Pieter and Danielle (Relief Managers) More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us stayed in Tortilis after our car had broken down in Amboseli National Park. The managers and staff did everything possible to help us out, from getting their mechanics to take a look at our car, to even ordering a part to be flown in from Nairobi to make sure we would get home safely. All staff... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure to have you here and looking forward to your next visit. Best regards Pieter and Danielle (Relief Managers) More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon Tortils Camp by accident, after our car broke down within Amboseli National Park, and were towed to this amazing Camp. All of the staff helped us out so much, and made us feel right at home whilst the mechanics worked on our car. I honestly can't speak highly enough of this Camp, they even helped us organise... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review – we were happy to help you all out and loved hosting you here at Tortilis Camp. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Best regards, Pieter and Danielle (Relief Managers) More

Nairobi, Kenya
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Tortilis Camp a couple of weeks ago for 2 nights. What an amazing stay! I was taken aback by the wonderful view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is always a emotional site for me. The staff and managers treated us so well and made sure anything we needed was taken care of. The food was delicious and their... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

It has been a pleasure hosting you both at Tortilis Camp. The guide you were talking about is Leperes and he sends his greetings. Looking forward to hosting you again. Best regards, Pieter and Danielle (Relief Managers) More

Oakham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed as a family for 2 nights. The location is the best in Amboseli with great views overlooking the plains and Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp infrastructure is also excellent with a nice bar and restaurant area. Tents: well equipped and comfortable with a nice bathroom. Food: just not good enough for the price charged in the package. Breakfast is... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Dear Adrian Thank you for your review. Delighted to hear that you thought Tortilis Camp the best place to stay in Amboseli - its location is quite special, with stunning views of Mt Kilimanjaro. Dinner is indeed a three-course menu, however lunch always consists of a large buffet with plenty of choice. Please rest assured that all our food is... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just recently spent a quick overnight stop at Tortilis Camp, in the shadow of the mighty Kilimanjaro. Everything was very good indeed: food, accommodations, staff friendliness and of course the drama and beauty of the location itself. I can thoroughly recommend the site and I hope one day to come back and spend more time there.

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay - next time you must stay for longer as we, and all the staff, very much enjoyed meeting you. Best regards, Pieter & Danielle (Relief Managers) More

Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had heard so much about Tortilis, which can sometimes lead to dissapointment, but our weekend was just perfect!!! From the warm welcome when we arrived, the two days spent there were relaxing and energising. The setting was beautiful, set against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro, the tents were comfortable and spacious and I particularly loved the verandah in front... More

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Tortilis Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was so nice meeting you at Tortilis Camp and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Pieter & Danielle (Relief Managers) More

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Address: Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tortilis Camp 4.5*
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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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