The park is also home to a massive elephant population of over a thousand individuals, as well as most of the big mammals, including lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, and cheetah. The views and animals make a guided walk with one of the expert Masai trackers one of the unique experiences on offer during a safari.
Why stay at Tortilis:
- Fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro from each of the camp’s 16 tents
- The palm-shaded swimming pool, complete with pool bar, provides an excellent way to escape the heat and relax
- The camp offers Bush Breakfasts, a chance to enjoy an al fresco breakfast in the midst of the plains, with the opportunity of spotting wandering wildlife
- Child-friendly, with a spacious family tent available
This tented camp consists of 16 spacious and luxurious en-suite tents, one family tent and one private house. These are luxury tents at their finest, combining the proximity to the surrounding bush and wildlife that stems from tented accommodation, with the opulence of 5-star hotels.
The recently redeveloped private house has larger windows, allowing even more magnificent views on Kilimanjaro, and there is a second swimming pool with its private lounge area and bar for the sole use of guests staying in the family tent and private house.
The entire camp is managed as a conservation project, resulting in much of the camp’s revenue and resources going back into environmental restoration.
Tortilis Camp gives guests a refreshing break from the standard Pan-African cuisine. Instead, the camp serves delicious Italian cuisine, with recipes straight from the owner’s family cookbook. Fresh herbs are homegrown in the kitchen gardens, and the camp’s vegetable patches supply the kitchens daily with produce.