Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Masai Mara, in an untouched 250,000 acre exclusive concession, providing the discerning client a guarantee of privacy and an abundance of wildlife.
Extending an era of luxury and quality, the camp offers a return to the original spirit and essence of a 'safari', reminiscent of a golden era - an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance.
Guest activities include game drives guided by professional guides in open 4x4 Land Rovers, both on the concession and into the Masai Mara Reserve itself. As the concession is outside the main Masai Mara Reserve, guided walks and night drives are allowed on the concession and are highly recommended. By walking, guests can get that much closer to nature, and if an opportunity to track wild game presents itself, the trained trackers will take guests even closer still.
The camp has 3 main mess tent areas for fine dining, drinking, reading and relaxing, and an amazing pool where guests can relax after a game drive.
There is a masseuse based full-time at the camp for complimentary massages, manicures and pedicures.
The camp has 9 authentic white canvas tents in total, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished and incorporate original safari antiques. The tents consist of a private en-suite dressing room and bathroom (with a shower and flushing toilet), a main bedroom area and an outdoor veranda. Each tent has a private butler, all of whom have been trained to provide guests with discreet, yet attentive service. There are 4 double tents, 2 unique honeymoon tents and 3 family tents (the family tents each have 2 bedrooms and a living room with a fireplace).
For guests wanting absolute privacy, Cottar’s Bush Villa can be booked on an exclusive basis and comes with a dedicated team of 8 staff, a private vehicle and a private guide. This contemporary African style villa has a large living room, a dining room, private swimming pool, a magnificent viewing deck and 5 en-suite bedrooms, all with stunning views.
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All meals; soft drinks, beer, house wine and non-luxury spirits; guided bush walks; bush meals; sundowners; day/night shared game drives on the Conservancy; 30 minute complimentary massage per tent; transfers to cultural visits; a limited laundry service; Conservancy fees and Mara Reserve fees; and return airstrip transfers to the Keekorok Airstrip OR the Cottar's Airstrip are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
All of the rooms have a private en-suite dressing room, bathroom, and a main bedroom with a veranda, plus a safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, mosquito nets, and electrical sockets. Bottled drinking water is provided free of charge.
The Luxury Family Suite consists of 2 en-suite bedrooms with a shared sitting/dining room and a living room with a fireplace.
The separate Bush Villa is over 10,000 square feet in size, and has a large living room, dining room, a magnificent viewing deck and 5 en-suite bedrooms, all of which have stunning views. It also has a private 25 meter swimming pool and internet access throughout, satellite TV and DVD, and is powered with electric and solar energy. A dedicated game drive vehicle(s) and guide(s) are provided to guests staying here throughout their stay.
The main camp is spread over 1 km and has 3 mess tents for fine dining, drinking, reading and relaxing, and a pool and spa where guests can relax after a game drive.
Available activities include day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals, and sundowners. Swimming at the waterfall is a season activity.
Spa and massage treatments are available (additional cost).
Hot air balloon safaris and cultural visits to a local Masai village and school can also be arranged (additional cost).
Canvas bush baths are only available for guests staying at the main 1920s Safari Camp.
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.
A limited laundry service is included.
The camp has won numerous awards, including Best Tented Camp in the World, Best small to medium enterprise in Africa, and Fodor's Travel Award in the Trip of a Lifetime category, and is Global Eco-sphere Retreat accredited and recipient of the Green Globe award for environmental practices.
The Cottar's private airstrip (for charter flights and Fly 540/Air Express scheduled flights only) is a 10 minute drive from camp, otherwise the Keekorok airstrip is a 1.5 hour drive for all Safarilink/Air Kenya scheduled flights.