Tortilis, Amboseli: The Lowdown

 

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What’s Tortilis really like?

Safari at Tortilis is a special experience. It has one of the finest views we can think of at any safari camp, looking out towards Mount Kilimanjaro. Most guests stay in one of the 16 lovely safari tents (each with en suite bathroom), but there’s also a large family tent, and a private house for those who want a little more exclusivity.  Over at the main lodge you’ll find the main lounge, bar and dining area, each with the same lovely view of Kili (though be warned, the “shy mountain” does often like to lurk behind the clouds).

What can I do at Tortilis?

Wake up early in the morning for a steaming cuppa of Kenya’s finest, then head out on a game drive with your safari guide.  Amboseli is famous for its elephants, many of whom are known to Tortilis’s guides personally, but there are plenty of smaller things to enjoy too. Learn to identify footprints on a walking safari, or lie back in the swimming pool and watch eagles float on the thermals above.

Giving back at Tortilis: Tortilis is intimately connected to the local community- it leases it’s land from them, many of the staff are employed from the local community and Tortilis has contributed towards the supply of clean drinking water and building the nearby primary school. By supporting the community, Tortilis helps to protect the delicate eco-system that guests enjoy, and has been given a Silver eco-tourism award in recognition of this. In addition to this, as of 2014, Tortilis now runs on 100% solar energy.

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