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Tortilis Camp

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Amboseli National Park, home to some of the largest elephants in Africa, is the setting for Tortilis Camp. Named for the umbrella shaped thorn trees under which it is built, Acacia Tortilis, this tented camp beckons you away from the stresses of life and surrounds you with luxury. Sit on your private verandah and enjoy the view of the highest mountain in Africa. Awaken early in the morning to the scent of grass and bush, redolent with the essence of untouched wilderness.

Within the Amboseli National Park (Amboseli means “salty dust” in the Maasai language) the award-winning Tortilis Camp creates an oasis – a place of peace, a place of solitude. The mountain is omnipresent, even when covered by clouds and sets the stage for your stay. Watch the sun set from the top of a nearby hill; take the time to observe the behaviour of the elephant family groups. Whether you

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choose to explore or stay put, the friendly staff, members of the surrounding Maasai community, will delight in making your stay at Tortilis a most memorable part of your visit to Kenya.

The 17 tents are all large and spacious, with king-size beds, elegant en suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers and modern flush toilets. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with a magnificent view of Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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The Amboseli Sopa Lodge lies at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro on 200 acres of precious land. The rustic luxury of Amboseli Sopa lodge makes it the perfect rendezvous for the adventurer wishing to conquer the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Each of the 47 rooms has its own private veranda and full bathroom. A multi-ethnic combination of European, African and Asian dishes, all made with fresh products. Breakfast and lunch is served buffet style. 4 course Table D’hort seated dinner. There is a wide range of recreational facilities available including: swimming pool with bar, two other bars, TV and Video Room, boutique, curio shop and Bureau de Change. The lodge is guarded 24 hours a day by Maasai Askaris (guards). After dark, security escorts guide guests through lodge property.

Amboseli Serena Lodge

In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring, stands Amboseli Serena Lodge. All around the lodge roams the big game that have made East Africa legendary – lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle and wildebeest. More wild elephant can be seen in Amboseli National Park than almost anywhere else on the continent.

With Kilimanjaro’s 6,000 meter snow-capped peaks presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivalled. Influenced by native Maasai architecture, the lodge is in perfect harmony with its environment. Beautifully landscaped gardens, unique guest services and exceptional amenities enhance the distinctive ambience.

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The uniquely constructed guest rooms, individually appointed with authentic Africana and murals painted by a renowned local artist, convey a distinctive Maasai Manyatta mood. Grouped in the manner of a Maasai village, each room enjoys a view of either majestic Mount Kilimanjaro or the expansive Amboseli plains which are home to herds of elephant that feed on the large, feathery acacia trees.

Overlooking the saltlick and floodlit waterhole, the open air dining room serves guests sumptuous international menus,

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buffets and barbecues alongside authentic African dishes. The full service bar – located next to the dining room – serves fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee, cocktails, wines, spirits and liqueurs. There is another small bar by the outdoor pool.

At least once a week guests are treated to a traditional African feast that is accompanied by Maasai tribal dancing. At this special event, guest tables overlook the waterhole where the big game gathers.

Amboseli Porini Camp

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Amboseli Porini Camp lies within the Selenkay conservation area. The facilities include 6 spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished and with en suite bathrooms including shower, wash basin and flush toilet. Tents have solar-powered electric lighting. The camp is small and is on the lines of the traditional luxury safari camp, but with more comfortable bathroom arrangements than were available to the big game hunters of earlier years! The camp provides an exclusive experience catering to a maximum of 12 guests at a time.