Tortilis Camp




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. Game drives, walks with Masai guides from the local community, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the park, and within a private 30,000 acre game concession. In the heart of Masai country, Tortilis Camp offers visits to local Masai homesteads. The families will show you round their home for a fee (payable separately) and will want to take the opportunity to sell their traditional handicrafts - bargain hard!

Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1500 elephants in the parks eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa.


The tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. All tents can fit one extra bed (for children under the age of 16 years only).

Two recent additions to Tortilis Camp is the Family Tent and Private House. The Family Tent has breathtaking views of Mt Kilimanjaro and has one double en suite bedroom, one twin en suite bedroom and a private verandah. It shares a swimming pool with the Private House, which has the same features as the Family Tent but also has a sitting/dining room with veranda.

Tortilis Camp on the map


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Safari Tents

With Mt. Kilimanjaro peering down over the entire camp, each of Tortilis Camp’s 16 tents has a glorious view of the mountain. Each makuti-covered tent consists of a main bedroom with twin or double beds, en-suite bathroom and a spacious verandah. Let us know if you require twin beds or double bed. [All tents can fit one extra bed, for children under the age of 16 yrs only]


Family Tent

With outstanding views of Mt Kilimanjaro, enjoyed from the comfort of your own private family verandah, Tortilis Camp’s new Family Tent is another great addition to this child-friendly safari camp in Amboseli. The Family Tent consists of two en suite bedrooms (one double & one twin) and a spacious private verandah. [Both bedrooms can fit one extra bed for children under the age of 16 years only] Private House and Family Tent share a private swimming pool.


Private House

With Mt. Kilimanjaro peering down over the entire camp, Tortilis Camp’s Private House has a glorious view of the mountain. The Private House, newly refurbished 2014, consists of two en-suite double bedroom (one double & one triple) with a shared lounge and dining room with verandah. Private House and Family Tent share a private swimming pool.



Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry. Transfers from/to Amboseli airstrip - Tortilis Camp. Safari activities including shared game drives, bush picnics, sundowners and guided bush walks.

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Big 5, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife