Elewana Tortilis Camp –
Amboseli National Park
Elewana Tortilis Camp is set away from other lodges, on the unspoilt and quiet western boundary of Amboseli National Park with exclusive access to Kitirua private conservancy.
Amboseli lies within the world’s best elephant-viewing area, in the heart of Masai country, and unquestionably the best place in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Lion, cheetah, giraffe, hyena, wildebeest and many other species of plains game are also plentiful in the area..
Accommodation and Facilities
With sixteen luxury tents, one family tent and a private house, the tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathroom. The private House and Family Tent are located slightly separate to the main camp, upon the hill where they share a pool and enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. All tents can fit one extra bed, for children under the age of 16 yrs old.
The hub of the camp is the main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, and offering the most spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Guests have full access to the Amboseli National Park, as well as exclusive access to 121 square kilometres of Kitirua private Conservancy. Within the Conservancy itself guests can enjoy game drives, evening game drives and guided bush walks and, with off-road driving permitted, more frequent and higher quality encounters with big game than in the main park. Be sure to indulge in a bush breakfast and sundowner experience during your stay
Guests interested in the work of world-renowned researcher Cynthia Moss can make an exclusive visit to Cynthia Moss’ Elephant Research base. The lodge also organises cultural visits and trips to a local school, which is supported by Land & Life Foundation (Elewana’s charitable arm).
Elewana Tortilis Camp employs around 60% of its staff from the local community, training them from scratch to become professional guides, barmen and waiters. In 2010, Tortilis Camp donated KES 1,000,000 towards the building of Esiteti Primary School. Since 2011, Tortilis clients have donated nearly USD 11,000 for sports equipment, books, stationary and construction work for the school.
Elewana Tortilis Camp was one of the first eco-lodges of its size and is very proudly 100% solar. The lodge holds a Gold Eco-rating with Eco-Tourism Kenya and a Silver International Eco-rating.
Open All Year