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Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp


LOCATION: Exclusive private 6000-acre conservancy adjoining the Maasai Mara Reserve and Serengeti National Park. Easy access for game drives to the Maasai Mara and on the conservancy, game walks, and cultural interactions with the Masai community.

SETTING: The camp is situated in an unspoiled hillside setting with sunset views stretching to distant horizons of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti. 

ACCOMMODATION: 10 tents in total (one unique honeymoon tent, five double tents and four family suites), all with en suite bathrooms. The family tents are some of the most comfortable in East Africa and each have two en-suite bedroom areas, separated by a living room with a fireplace. The entire camp is situated to ensure that tents are private and quiet whether for honeymooners or families with young children. Classic 1920's style ... authentically featuring Cottar family heirlooms.

HIGHLIGHTS: Fantastic location complemented by the highest standards of guiding (greatest concentration in Kenya of gold guides at one camp). Run by the oldest established and continuing safari family in Africa spanning over five generations. The family are in the service of  making lifelong memories for guests, and providing just the right mix of adventure and adrenaline and comfort. Absolute exclusivity with no hot air balloons flying overheard, no minibuses buzzing around, no nearby lodges and no low-flying aircraft to disturb. The camp is situated on Maasai-owned land and employs members of the Maasai community and supports numerous initiatives including a school, medical facilities, water supply and ambulance service. Cottar’s 1920’s Camp is only one of ten accredited Global Ecosphere Retreats as part of The Long Run initiative.

ACTIVITIES: Game drives (day and night), guided walking safaris, river swimming, fishing, bush breakfasts or dinners, cultural visits to Maasai Villages or schools and optional hot-air ballooning. Massage treatments in dedicated spa area and safari baths on your private deck.

CHILD POLICY: We welcome children of all ages. Children aged 1 to 5 stay for free. Child rate applies to youths from ages 6 to 17. Age restrictions on activities may apply, specifically walking. Cottar's has a unique Maasai Warrior School to teach skills Maasai Warriors have mastered. These skills, depending on age and ability, include fire making; spear throwing; bow and arrow practice; Maasai jumping, dancing and singing and stone throwing. They can look forward to taking part in the traditions passed down for generations and participate in a blessing ceremony (involves Maasai clothing, Maasai jewelry and possibly henna). 

PRIVATE VEHICLE: Available at an additional cost and based on availability. 

GETTING THERE: Scheduled or private charters by light aircraft to Cottar’s private airstrip, a 10 minute drive from camp. Alternatively, Keekorok airstrip is a 1.5 hour (game) drive from camp

OPEN: Year round.


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