Amboseli Nat’l Park, Kenya
Tortilis Camp lies on the edge of Amboseli National Park with views of the soaring snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Seventeen thatch-roofed tents boast stone verandahs with comfy chairs. All have private bathrooms and are decorated “Masai style.” Here, the famed habituated herds of elephants are known for both the size of the individual elephants and their tusks. There are also lions, a high concentration of hyenas, cape buffalo, waterbuck and serval, among many others. Excellent birding abounds with four hundred species, including flamingos, a variety of waders and one weaver bird specific to Amboseli.
Masai guided nature walks provide a glimpse into their fascinating culture in addition to extensive game drives in the mornings and afternoons in search of the legendary elephant herds with the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro in the background.