Fly-in safaris are perfect for visitors to Kenya who have limited time to spare, or would simply like to add on a few nights to an existing trip. Conveniently, trips depart twice a day from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and include return flights, all transfers, meals, an English speaking driver-guide and 4x4 vehicles with a guaranteed window seat. Dates for any of these trips can be tailored to suit clients’ itinerary.
With the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, Amboseli makes the perfect location for a short fly-in safari. Here one can always expect to see herds of elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, many varieties of plains game as well as a few predators.
Early pick from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or a city hotel and transfer to Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, you will be met by a guide from the camp and depart for your first game drive en route to the camp. Following lunch, there will be an afternoon game drive returning to camp as the sun sets.Overnight at an Tortilis Camp on a full board basis.
One of the most popular parks in Kenya, we think it is a real gem. Forming part of a massive eco-system, the park itself is only 392 sq km and is situated at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. This great mountain forms the backdrop to most photographers’ pictures and on a clear day, the snowy peak of Kibo is seen. Elephants abound in the forest and swamps, feeding on the lush papyrus and other grasses. Cheetah, lion and many hyena can also be seen on the salt flats or in the forests. Giraffe, zebra and wildebeest are always spotted on the open plains or congregating at the edge of the swamps.
Full day game viewing in the park with possible clear views of the highest mountain in Africa,
Mt Kilimanjaro. This is a prefect backdrop to herds of elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe the many species of plains game that are found here.
Following early breakfast, there will be a brief game drive en route to the airstrip for the scheduled flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to a city centre hotel where your safari ends.
Tortilis lies in unspoilt woodland on the edge of Amboseli National Park. The main lodge is open sided, where guests can relax and gaze out towards the soaring snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro – a great place for sundowners and enjoying delicious Italian food! Luxury thatch roofed tents are scattered among acacia and comprise of a stone veranda, elegant bathrooms, king size beds and many traditional decorations. Tortilis also provide interesting nature walks guided by local Masai. These are fascinating, as local traditions and medicinal/folk lore are heartily discussed. Within Amboseli, the elephants are very habituated to people (it is the site of the longest running elephant study in the world) and visitors may relax here, to observe the herds. There are also lion, a high concentration of hyena, cape buffalo, waterbuck and serval among many others. With over four hundred bird species including flamingo, a variety of waders and one weaver particular to Amboseli, the birding is excellent.
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