Cheli and Peacock
Safari Camps

Tortilis Camp
Mara Camp
Sabuk Lodge
Elsa's Kopje

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Cheli and Peacock are a long established safari operator in Kenya who have established a set of exclusive safari camps in Kenya, offering the opportunity to enjoy Kenya's wildlife and natural beauty away from crowds of tourist. 

Cheli and Peacock also operate mobile safaris combining the best lodges and parks in Kenya in fabulous guided guaranteed departure itineraries.  Custom and private overland safaris can also be arranged.

Sample Itineraries and Prices
Per Person
(low season)
Total stay
3 nights
Mara Camp
3 nights
3 nights
Elsa's Kopje
3 nights
Tortilis / Mara (w/ charter between 
Tortilils and MaasaiMara
6 nights
Mara / Elsa's Kopje
6 nights
Tortilis / Sabuk/Elsa's Kopje
8 nights
Elsa's Kopje/Sabuk/Mara
9 nights
Includes flights from Nairobi, accommodation
meals, guided game activities and park fees

Tortilis Camp - year after year named one of the top luxury tented camps in East Africa, offering  unmatched views over the game filled Amboseli plain at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Amboseli was a favorite venue of Hemmingway and Selous, and Tortilis Camp will be the highlight of any safari to East Africa. 

17 tents : 9 doubles & 8 twins. The tents are all large and spacious, approximately 27 foot long x 16-foot wide, with King-size beds, elegant en suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers and modern flush toilets.  The tents have a thatched roof over the top, extending to a large private verandah where you can sit and relax.  There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with a magnificent view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

As Tortilis Camp is located away from the lodge area, our game drives both inside and outside the park, and our game walks are taken away from the main tourist centers.

This is an excellent place to relax, enjoy the beauty and unwind.

Mt. Kilimanjaro seen from Tortilis Camp Guided walking safaris in Amboseli
Luxury tented accommodations provide breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Stefano Cheli's mother has trained the staff to serve Italian style meals - the best safari cooking in East Africa.

Luxury East African Tents at Tortilis Camp
Amboseli is home to over 1000 elephant, black rhino, herds of zebra and wildebeest and their predators, and 300 species of birds.  Cheetah

Mara Camp - situated within the protected Koyaki wilderness area, adjoining the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya's best known Game reserve, but on a private concession away from other lodges.  This is an excellent location from which to view the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.

This is a  traditional safari camp; shaded by an indigenous forest of mature trees.  The the camp looks out on an endless vista of plains game . The 6 traditional safari tents are comfortable and spacious with en-suite hot showers, safari 'short-drop' toilets, washroom and dressing area. Evenings by the campfire overlooking the plains, lit only by the soft glow of hurricane lamps and dinner under the stars are a special feature. This is an original bush camp. Here you leave the modern world behind and relax with nature, evenings bathed in the soft light of hurricane lamps, no generators, no vehicles passing, just the sights and sounds of the bush.

Sitting around the campfire enjoying the sounds of the African night you will feel as if you are 'on safari' and not just staying in the Mara!

Extensive Game Drives each day and some night game drives make game viewing a complete experience.  Walking is possible with  experienced guides.

With only 6 double ensuite tents this is the most exclusive camp in the Mara.

The best safari dining in East Africa


Sabuk Lodge  is a stunning wilderness destination, perched on the high banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Northern Frontier District, overlooking the Laikipia Plateau and Samburu land. 

The lodge has 5 rondavels (open sided cottages) with verandah, shower and toilet, each with its own fabulous view. Sabuk was fashioned out of the local landscape, built with local materials, the hillside, flora, twisted wood and stone boulders incorporated into the architecture. Open walls and private verandahs face out over the river gorge 150 feet below. This hilly area with dense acacia bush is host to a lot of game which varies according to the season: Greater Kudu, reticulated Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Elephant, Warthog, Klipspringer, Zebra, Eland, DikDik, Waterbuck, Lion, Leopard, good bird watching and incredible scenery.

For clients spending 3 or more days this is the perfect start and finish to a camel assisted walking safari. Walk with a professional safari guide and a team of trained Laikipiak Maasai warriors as your guides through completely deserted tracts of wilderness: no other tourists, no roads or vehicles, only wildlife and their tracks, breathtaking scenery, the sounds of the bush, just Africa… Each trip is tailor-made to suit the group, the distance planned and the time available. These safaris are ideal for children, they can ride a camel or walk, play and swim in the river or fish from the banks, special bushcraft skills are a delight for children on safari here: an ideal and relaxing family holiday. 

Elsa's Kopje - Meru National Park

Elsa's Kopje consists of 8 stone and thatched cottages is situated on Mughwango Hill.  It has breathtaking 360° views over the plains of the park in front and to the foothills of Mt. Kenya behind. At an altitude of 450m (1,500 ft), it is warm, but with minimum humidity and very comfortable.

Each cottage is elegant and unique, constructed using natural materials incorporating features of the hillside.  The large beds look out onto your private verandah with stunning views.  Even 
bathing is luxurious at Elsa's Kopje, as you relax  looking out on Meru.

Activities include night game drives, nature walks, fishing, and rafting on the Tana River.

Meru National Park is  the driest park in Kenya, but thirteen rivers carry the runoff from the nearby mountains,  lush green ribbons through the surrounding dry landscape. Herds of eland, Beisa oryx, Lesser Kudu, gerenuk, elephant and of course the predators, lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena roam the park.

This is the site of George Adamson's first camp and is named after Elsa, an orphaned lioness reared by George and Joy.



Each lodge is luxuriously appointed

Thatched lodges on the Kopje

Kiwayu - Indian Ocean  Beach Resort 

Sailing in the Indian Ocean at Kiwayu

Cape to Cairo

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