Managers – Johan & Lori
Johan and Lori are originally from Southern Africa, and came to East Africa in 2013 to manage Elewana Collection’s unique tree lodge Tarangire Treetops. They fell in love with our wild open spaces of East Africa and moved to Tortilis Camp earlier this year. Johan and Lori are experienced “old hands” in the safari world having guided and managed luxury safari lodges in some of Southern Africa’s most iconic wildlife reserves. Passionate about wildlife, eco-systems and safari, Johan writes wildlife articles, and has done work on game capture stress. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for examples of Johan’s fantastic photography skills!
Tortilis Camp guides are based in camp in Amboseli, and know their backyard intimately. More than half are Maasai, and have a combined Tortilis Camp guiding experience of 80 years- our head guide has been at Tortilis Camp since it opened! All the guides are Gold, Silver or Bronze level Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certified.
At Home in Amboseli
Amboseli is famous for its magnificent elephants, which have been studied for over 20 years by Cynthia Moss. Tortilis guides know the individual elephants, and their family relationships – plus the territory of resident lions and other local fauna. They have exclusive access to the 30,000 acre Kitirua conservancy and know every hyena den, the seasonal flowers, migratory birds .. Tortilis Camp walking guides are Maasai from the area, and have been walking in this wilderness since they were very young. They enjoy sharing their knowledge of the small things, tracks, traditional uses of herbs and the Masai way of life.