ELEWANA TORTILIS CAMP, FAMILY TENT AND PRIVATE HOUSE
Elewana Tortilis Camp is set in a quiet area on the unspoilt western boundary of Amboseli National Park with exclusive access to Kitirua private conservancy.
Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and its elephants, with over 1500 elephants in the parks eco-system, and featuring some of the largest in Africa.
Elewana Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped umbrella thorn tree Acacia Tortilis - a sight synonymous with East Africa. It is situated in one of Amboseli's areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland with the majestic backdrop snow capped Kilimanjaro.
Each of the 16 makuti-covered tents has a main bedroom with twin or double beds, en-suite bathroom and a spacious verandah and all tents can fit one extra bed for children under the age of 16 yrs only.
The Private House has glorious veiws of Mt Kilimanjaro and has two en-suite double bedroom (one double and one triple) with a shared lounge and dining room with verandah.
Family Tent has two en suite bedrooms (one double and 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.
The hub of the camp is the main lounge, bar and dining area - all beautifully built with natural materials and thatched roofs and offering the most spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Game Drives - with only 10% of Amboseli National Park used by most safari vehicles combined with Elewana Tortilis Camp’s unique location on the western edge of the park (most lodges are outside of the eastern gate of the park) you can enjoy an almost private Amboseli. The camp also has private gamedriving within their private 30,000 acre Kitirua Conservancy which is the western part of the Amboseli ecosystem. Wildlife you may see are elephants, lion, cheetah, giraffe, hyena, wildebeest - and many other species of plains game are also plentiful in the area.
Guided Walks - Elewana Tortilis Camp’s walking guides are Masai from the local community who have been walking over these plains since childhood. Take the time to leave the car behind and enjoy the small things – tracks, dung beetles, micro-ecosystems. The guides are happy to share their knowledge of the terrain, traditional uses of wild herbs and barks, and the Masai way of life.
Sundowners - are a safari tradition. After a day of safari stop, watch the spectacular sunset and soak up the moment with your favourite drink in your hand!
Cultural Visits - in the heart of Masai country Elewana Tortilis Camp offers visits to local Masai homesteads. The Masai live in semi-permanent huts known as Manyattas and it is the role of the wife to construct the hut from cattle dung and grass. The families will show you round their home for a fee (payable separately, ask reception for details) and will want to take the opportunity to sell their traditional handicrafts.
Swimming pool - enjoy the cool waters in the heat of the day. Within the lush green gardens the pool is shaded by palms and acacia Tortilis and is a haven for tropical birds. The swimming pool has bar service and board games.
Spa Treatments - massages, manicure and pedicure - available at an additional cost.
OPEN YEAR ROUND