TRAVEL: The Amboseli unlocked

The lounge at Tortilis in Amboseli. PHOTO| RUPI MANGAT

What you need to know:

  • The sun pops up and we go on an early morning game drive.
  • A pride of lions is said to be basking by the Amboseli Elephant Research Centre founded by Cynthia Moss, who pioneered elephant research in Amboseli and founded Amboseli Trust for Elephants.

Twenty-two years ago I landed at Tortilis Camp bordering Amboseli National Park and I was enchanted. It’s a tiny camp built in a grove of thorn trees. It was one of the first eco-camps in community conservancies bordering national parks. Many have since followed.

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