Elewana Tortilis Camp

Elewana Tortilis Camp is a very comfortable tented safari lodge set around a small hill in a private concession on the northern edge of Amboseli National Park, facing the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

Although not as small and intimate as many properties in Kenya, Elewana Tortilis Camp is comfortably the best property in Amboseli and its location is very good for game viewing, views of Kilimanjaro and enjoying a certain degree of exclusivity. The camp has an authentic safari feel and the tents are very comfortable without being overtly luxurious, with half the tents facing Kilimanjaro.

The size of the property and the permanent feel of the central areas means that Tortilis is very much a ‘lodge’, with individual dining and fairly set schedules, but the camp has a history of good management and is always enjoyed by guests wanting to experience Amboseli. There are two good family units and swimming pools making it a popular options for families. Amboseli is known for its elephant populations, especially during the long dry season (July to October), its proximity to Mount Kilimanjaro (the best place in Kenya for views of the mountain) and the park also offers good predator viewing and birding.


Elewana Tortilis Camp has sixteen standard tents, each built onto a solid base with a private verandah to the front and a plumbed bathroom to the rear including a toilet and shower. All tents face outwards from camp, though only…


Amboseli National Park covers an area of 3,200 sq. km. lying at an altitude of nearly 4,000′ at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain makes a scenic backdrop for photographing the variety of animals that…


Elewana Tortilis Camp is a great family option if you are keen to include Amboseli National Park within your safari itinerary. The Family Tent and the Private House are both perfect for families, especially with use of the second pool on…

Conservation & community

Elewana Collection, owners of Elewana Tortilis Camp, support the Land & Life Foundation ensuring relationships between rural communities and their natural environment that benefit wildlife conservation. The Foundation carries out work…

Location Amboseli National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Amboseli (1 hour)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Big game / Elephants / Kilimanjaro views
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Walks / Local village visit
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 17 tents (including 1 Family Tent) and 1 Private House
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed Family Tent / 1 two bedroomed Private House
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Provided in Private House, Family Tent and at the pool area
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal
Wellness Massage tent
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa , Mastercard and AMEX