Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park
Tel: 254 20 603054
Concierge.com's insider take:
Though it hasn't exactly been around as long as the snows of Kilimanjaro, Tortilis Camp is every bit as much an East African icon. The 17 luxury tents look across the dusty, acacia-studded plains of Amboseli National Park to Kilimanjaro's snowcapped crown, offering one of Africa's quintessential postcard views. The warm service and cozy, simply furnished tents make it one of the more welcoming camps in Kenya. Travelers gather around the crackling campfire or over excellent Italian cuisine to swap safari tales, and you can watch zebras and gazelles belly up to the neighboring watering hole for a drink. Because the camp shares a private area with the local Masai, your game drives are free of the logjams on Amboseli's notoriously crowded roads. Afterward, you can enjoy a gin and tonic as the sun sets on Kilimanjaroor, if you've checked into the camp's "family tent," splash about in the rustic, handmade tub (reason enough to bring the kids along).