Amboseli lies south-east of Nairobi, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of the park and provides a backdrop to a spectacular display of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and a host of plains game. The Tanzania border runs along its base and also forms the boundary of the park. The National Park has five main wildlife habitats- open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland.
Today explore Amboseli National Park. In addition to game drives, guests at Tortilis can enjoy bush walks with a Maasai guide - an experience which brings the sights, sounds and smells of the bush to life. Simply relax by the swimming pool or watch a dazzling array of bird life from your verandah.
Option to stay at Chyulu Hills:
Ol Donyo Waus is nestled in the Chyulu Hills, between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. The Chyulu Hills are the youngest range of volcanic hills in Africa. Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is a 22 bed eco lodge in the heart of the Mbirikani Maasai conservation area on the slopes of the Hills. The lodge was recently rebuilt and original ethos and character remains with a focus on comfort and amenities. All but two of the cottages have their own plunge pool and all have star beds, stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, efficient solar powered lighting, and solar heated showers in the ensuite bathrooms which feature a décor that is both modern and luxurious as well as rustic and comfortable. Ol Donyo Wuas was one of the first eco lodges in Kenya and has a longstanding working relationship with the local Maasai community, with great emphasis on education, development and conservation.
(All meals and overnight at Tortilis Camp. (B/L/D)