Tortilis Camp, Amboseli
Seductively embraced by the hillside and hidden in a forest of the umbrella Acacia tree after which it's named, Tortilis Camp lies on the edge of Amboseli National Park. This exclusive camp is home to 17 private tents, each with en suite bathrooms that offer steaming showers and flush toilets. Built from local materials the camp blends in with the natural environment. Capturing imaginations of evocative Africa, the camp is renowned for its delicious home-style cuisine, high standards of service and views of truly memorable sunsets over the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.
Home to over a thousand elephants, herds of wildebeest, lions and over 300 species of birds, Amboseli is an exciting and diverse game viewing destination. A wide range of activities are offered such as early morning and late afternoon game drives, horse back riding, guided game walks, local community visits and bush dining. Day visits to Chyulu Hills and Kimana Sanctuary can be arranged at an additional cost. Alternately you can laze around the pool with a cocktail.
Amboseli Serena, Amboseli
Amboseli Serena Lodge stands in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, beside a copse of giant acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring. With Kilimanjaro's high snow-capped peaks presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivalled. The 96 rooms are influenced by native Maasai architecture and are in perfect harmony with the environment. The guest rooms are individually appointed with authentic African art and murals painted by a local African artist, covering a distinctly Maasai manyatta mood.
Of the 96 rooms 17 are interleading, 12 have splendid views of Mount Kilimanjaro and ten have baths and showers, the rest have showers only. Besides the three daily game drives, guests can enjoy bush dining, talks on local culture and ecology by the resident naturalist, Maasai dancing, music and entertainment or just relaxing by the pool and watching the animals coming to drink at the nearby waterhole. All around the lodge roams the big game that has made East Africa legendary - lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle and wildebeest. The lodge has a fully equipped conference centre that can accommodate up to 100 delegates.