This was our first of 3 stops in Kenya for safaris and it set a very high standard. My wife does not like to rough it and she loved this place. The room, furnishings and view were all amazing and better than expected. We had the family tent which is two separate rooms each with its own bathroom and connected by an outdoor porch. The real attention grabber was taking a shower one morning and looking out the window to see Kilimanjaro.
The staff were all very friendly and efficient (the latter we didn't find often on our trip.) Every morning we were gently awakened with tea and cocoa for our game drive. The food was excellent and consistently better than the major hotels we stayed at. Some meals were buffet style and some were al a carte and mostly Italian themed. The owners were there eating with the guests each day and were genuinely interested in how your stay was going.
Our game driver, Alex, was also excellent. He was knowledgeable, friendly and willing to stop as long as needed for everyone to get a photo. We got great photos of elephants and lions and were even able to catch a glimpse of a serval cat and caracal on two occasions. The vehicle we were in was not crowded with my wife, daughter and another couple.
We did the bush breakfast, sundowners, Masai village trip (expense after the $20/person + purchased crafts) and school visit and would recommend all of these activities. Can't speak to the value of the camp because we booked through an agent and paid one fee for the entire trip.
We would definitely be interested in returning to Tortilis if we ever make it back to Kenya.
- Also Known As:
- Tortilis Camp Hotel
- Tortilis Camp Hotel Amboseli Eco-System
- 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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