Reviews of Tortilis Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
15 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tortilis Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"First nights in Amboseli"
We loved our bush walk with the experienced guides and shared a great drive with Ben Stilet, a local Maasai guide who joined us in our vehicle. Since we had unintentionally strayed a bit off the beaten path on our first game drive (i.e. gotten lost at night in the deep, dark backside of Amboseli), we were happy to invite Ben to go with us the second time out.
We had wonderful viewings of elephants and hippos, sunk up to their bellies in the swampy grasslands, and all the gazelles, buffalos, flamingos, etc one could ever want to see, all backlit by rainbows." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
"A Perfect Stay with a perfect view"
"Style without substance!"
The hosts based on our experience do not engage with the guests other that on a superficial level. On our last night when we were enjoying supper we were abruptly informed to clear our room by 10:00 am and comeback early from our last game drive. We were told this is camp policy. It is also camp policy to restrict sundowners until the last night!!
On a positive note our guide was very good and we had some excellent opportunities bird watching. In addition the Elephant interactions and sightings were excellent and the best we have ever experienced in 12 years of travelling to Africa." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
"In the shadow of Kilimanjaro"
"Tortilis Camp review"
There is a man made watering hole which attracts animals. Our tent was vast with a very comfortable bed. No view of the mountain though.
The food was satisfactory. Usually soup and then a buffet.
We were struck at the variety of terrain in Amboseli from swamp to moon like landscape." See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
Unfortunately Kilimanjaro remained pretty well shrouded in cloud for most of our stay, but it was obvious that the view of it from the camp would have been amazing had it been more visible. As well as having a fantastic location, the camp itself was immaculately maintained and the food excellent, though as with Elsa's I think the atmosphere must inevitably be very different in high season when the camp is full. We very much appreciated the charming and understated hosting of Candy and Graeme, and along with our guide Patrick, wanted to express particular thanks to Jackson who not only looked after us so ably at mealtimes but also led us on a very enjoyable bush walk on the last morning of our stay." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
"Tortillas camp in Amboseli Conservancy "
Lions, cheetahs, hippos buffalo, elephants giraffe wildebeest, hyena gazelles, Secretary bird.
Brilliant guide, good hosts, great service from all the staff.
Visited local village, felt slightly pressured as on my own with one of the chief's sons as we were shown all the handicrafts" See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
"Tortilis Camp review"
Friendly, helpful staff. Good views of the water hole with several visitors at night.
Watched lions mating.
Had opportunity to visit Maasai village. Valuable experience." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
"Respite in the dust"
Breakfast in the bush was a great treat.
Food otherwise just OK. Barbecue meat tough. Mixed drinks weak." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
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