Getting to Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park
Every aspect of Tortilis Camp is designed to blend in with the surroundings and without impact on the ecosystem of the Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
Tortilis Camp lies on the plains before Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Guests have access to Amboseli National Park in Kenya and an adjacent private game concession. High altitude regions (over 4000 feet / 1219 metres) can be considered malaria free including Tortilis Camp.
When early explorers in Africa reported a snowy mountain so close to the equator, they were treated with derision. Itís bright dazzling beauty glows pink at sunset and there are views of this natural wonder from everywhere in Tortilis Camp. This Kenya safari lodge in the heart of Maasai country is nestled on the side of LIimbarishi Hill in a thicket of Tortilis Acacia trees, after which it is named.
Amboseli National Park in Kenya is renowned for its superb views, habituated Elephant herds and salt pans. Tortilis conducts walking safaris with local Maasai guides so that guests can also be educated on the Maasai culture. The camp is actively involved in community projects and the local people benefit directly from tourism. About 60% of camp staff member come from the local community.
How to get there
Amboseli Airstrip is a 45 minute transfer from the camp. There are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Amboseli and return, as well as return flights from Mombasa. Private charters can be arranged from anywhere.
Guests can also choose to drive from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park. The journey takes about 4 hours.
The airstrip is HKAM, Amboseli: S02:38:72S, 37:14:84E
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