Part of the Elewana Collection, Tortillis Camp is a boutique hotel named after the Acacia Tortillis tree which surrounds the camp. Offering private access to Amboseli National Park, views of Africa’s highest mountain and close to a large elephant population, the lodge is perfect for those wishing for a warm, community centred luxury lodge in an exclusive setting.


Plan your journey

Location

The camp is located to the west of Amboseli National Park, accessed through the grounds of the park and located within the Kitira Conservancy. This means guests have exclusive access to the park, away from the busy Eastern side of Amboseli. The location also offers fantastic views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

Rooms

The camp offers 16 spacious tents (and one family tent) raised on wooden decks and sheltered by a makuti-thatched roof. The rooms have elegant en-suite bathrooms and large verandas, perfect for an afternoon siesta.

Communal Areas

Exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, the communal areas consist of a main lounge, bar and dining area with views of Kilimanjaro. Tortillis also has a large organic vegetable garden and serves homemade salads, vegetables, freshly made pasta and tasty baked bread.  Guests can relax by the shaded swimming pool with a drink or a board game.

Activities

Take game drives with guides who know the landscape and the local wildlife like the back of their hands or be led through the plains on foot by members of the Masai community. Guests can enjoy Bush breakfasts out on the plains or indulge in the safari tradition of stopping to watch the sunset with a drink in hand. The camp also has a spa for those looking to have their adventurous muscles tended to.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Scheduled vehicle game drives
Guided bush walks
Guided bush walks

When to go

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DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. While the wildlife may have dispersed a little after the ‘short rains’ there will be plenty to spot! Another bonus is that the rainfall of November and December should have cleared much of the dust in the air, making views of Mount Kilimanjaro that bit more spectacular.

Migratory birds will also be present, offering great bird watching opportunities.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. While the wildlife may have dispersed a little after the ‘short rains’ there will be plenty to spot! Another bonus is that the rainfall of November and December should have cleared much of the dust in the air, making views of Mount Kilimanjaro that bit more spectacular.

Migratory birds will also be present, offering great bird watching opportunities.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

TRANSITION FROM DRY TO WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot. On the plus side rates are at their cheapest and visitor numbers to the park are incredibly low, offering a more private safari experience for those who don’t mind taking their chances!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot. On the plus side rates are at their cheapest and visitor numbers to the park are incredibly low, offering a more private safari experience for those who don’t mind taking their chances!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot. On the plus side rates are at their cheapest and visitor numbers to the park are incredibly low, offering a more private safari experience for those who don’t mind taking their chances!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Also, one of the cooler periods, which makes midday temperatures a little more pleasant. The rains earlier in the year should also have cleared a lot of dust in the sky, making this a great time to see Mount Kilimanjaro.

As the land begins to dry up the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, making it that bit easier to spot!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Also, one of the cooler periods, which makes midday temperatures a little more pleasant. The rains earlier in the year should also have cleared a lot of dust in the sky, making this a great time to see Mount Kilimanjaro.

As the land begins to dry up the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, making it that bit easier to spot!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Temperatures will be on the rise until the ‘short rains’ arrive in November.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Temperatures will be on the rise until the ‘short rains’ arrive in November.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Temperatures will be on the rise until the ‘short rains’ arrive in November.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit. Generally, the wildlife numbers in Amboseli are so strong that regardless of the weather it is still likely that you will see a lot in the way of wildlife.

Migratory birds will start arriving, offering potentially great bird watching opportunities.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit. Generally, the wildlife numbers in Amboseli are so strong that regardless of the weather it is still likely that you will see a lot in the way of wildlife.

Migratory birds will start arriving, offering potentially great bird watching opportunities.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Masai has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (1,124 to 1,169m or 3,688 to 3,835ft) moderate these to average midday high between 25°C/77°F to 30°C/86°F throughout the year. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

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Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp

Part of the Elewana Collection, Tortillis Camp is a boutique hotel named after the Acacia Tortillis tree which surrounds the camp. Offering private access to Amboseli ..

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