Wilderness Basecamp

Tortilis Camp

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Prices From: $325 per person/night

One cannot be more awe-inspired by the contrasts and enormity of the African landscape than upon arrival at this award-winning, ecotourism lodge in Amboseli National Park. Built with a sensitive eye to its surrounding environment, Tortilis Camp sits nestled in a verdant acacia grove at the foot of the majestic, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Luxury tents with private en-suite bathrooms and unrivalled views of the mountain make this the ultimate place from which to get up close & personal with the abundant wildlife, especially Amboseli's famous land leviathan, the African Elephant.

The camp won the British Airways regional award for ecotourism and has earned an international reputation for its commitment to the environment with its rustic simplicity, unobtrusive design and attention to comfort without compromising the ecosystem. The tents are large, the emphasis is on service and comfort.

Each tent leads from a bedroom with expansive king-size or generous twin beds, through a dressing area into modern bathrooms with pressured hot showers and flush toilets. Each tent is raised up on a wooden deck and sheltered by a makuti (thatched) roof overhanging a large verandah, ideal for an early afternoon siesta…

The camp also features a family tent, a spacious combination of double and twin bedroom, both with luxuriously designed ensuite bath facilities and a large shared seating snd dining area overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro.

This is a great place to start a safari, relax and acclimatise. The food is part of the charm: North Italian traditional recipes from the owner's family cookbook, complimented by delicious salads and herbs grown in the camp's own garden.

Here clients enjoy varied game viewing and can also spend time following the matriarchal elephant herds from the luxury of open sided safari Land Rovers; or walk with a trained Maasai guide, sip sundowners on top of Kitirua hill as the sun sets colouring the snows of Kilimanjaro pink, bush breakfasts out on the plains or a visit to one of the Maasai manyattas (villages) to meet the Maasai women, watch the Morans (young warriors) dance and experience their age-old existence.

The camp also boasts a luxurious swimming pool.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Nearest Airport: NBO

Amboseli National Park


All Meals All Meals

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Wildlife Wildlife

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

Family Friendly Family Friendly

General Information

- The Camp is open year-round.
- 2 Night Minimum Stay.
- A $15 USD fee is added to all safaris for Flying Doctor Society insurance.
- Children under 5 are free.
- Child rates apply to children between the ages of 5 and 16, who are sharing accommodation with an adult.
Included in rates:
- Local Airstrip Transfers
- Full Board Accommodation
- Soft drinks, beer, house wines and non-luxury spirits (champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are additional)
- Game Drives in 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles
- Guided Bush Walks
- Bush Breakfast
- Swimming Pool
- Sundowners
- Limited Laundry Service

Not included in rates:
- Park Fees: Adult- Jan to April- US$ 40; May to Dec- US$ 60; Children under 18- Jan to April- US$ 20; May to Dec US$ 30
PLUS Concession Fees Per Person US$ 20
- Road Transfer Tortilis - Namanga: $285 USD
- Extra Lunch Per Person $40 USD
- Exclusive Use Of Vehicle Per Day - Per Vehicle $330 USD
- Fee to enter Maasai Cultural village
- Massages
- Champagne, Special Wines and Luxury Spirits

Cancellation Policies

Should you cancel your booking this must be done in writing. Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification. If you cancel prior to 8 weeks before the departure your deposit is forfeited. If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied as a percentage of the tour prices as follows:
- Less than 8 weeks notice 25%
- Less than 5 weeks notice 60%
- Less than 3 weeks notice 100%

Should you fail to join a tour or join it after departure or leave prior to its completion, no tour fare refund can be made. (Please note that if the reason for the cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then the insurance company, subject to the terms of your insurance will normally refund any such charges to you.)