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Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Masai Mara, Kenya

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp

More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara. More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara.
More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara. More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara.
Double Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Location
Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp is a superb, stylish camp located on its 27,000 acre private concession on the south-eastern side of the Masai Mara. The camp is set on a hilltop with views for a dozen miles all the way to Tanzania, across rolling hills and expansive open plains dotted with acacia trees.
Honeymoon Tent Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Accommodation
This elegant camp is owned by Calvin and Louise Cottar, whose family have been operating safaris since 1919, and it’s run with a good sense of style. The nine huge tents are spread out across the hillside affording fine views, and little colonial touches abound, from historical photographs to artefacts from a bygone era. It is one of the few tented camps in the Masai Mara with a swimming pool, while the spa and massage area provides a haven of peace and tranquillity.
Sitting Area Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Massage Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Dining Area Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Swimming Pool Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Traditional Canvas Bath Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Experiences
  • At Cottar’s you can expect an exclusive safari experience in a private concession, however, you can also venture further afield into other parts of the Mara following the huge migrating herds.

  • Exhilarating game drives alongside an array of more diverse, immersive activities including river swimming, bush meals, cultural visits, stargazing, photography and fishing.

  • Children’s activities are plentiful - younger visitors can enjoy warrior school, insect safaris and exciting bush walks.

  • Be sure to try the camp’s famous canvas baths, either on your private veranda or out in the bush!
Guided Bush Walks Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Leopards On Game Drive Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Maasai Warrior School Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Positive Impact
We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching. We assess our partners to ensure the people we work with share our values of ensuring our trips continue to act as a force for good. Here we share some of the positive impacts your stay here contributes to.We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching. We assess our partners to ensure the people we work with share our values of ensuring our trips continue to act as a force for good. Here we share some of the positive impacts your stay here contributes to.
Community
Community
When staying at Cottar’s, your bed night is contributing towards the CWCT. These funds are used to lease the 7608-acre Olderkesi Conservancy from the Maasai community at an economically competitive rate creating a direct relationship between the community and the conservancy, whereby the beneficiaries of thriving wildlife and consequently tourism are the very people who share their lands with the wildlife.
Environment
Environment
Cottar’s is gold eco-rated by Ecotourism Kenya, they have a comprehensive environmental policy that is committed to being proactive in the quest for the following: Pollution prevention, protecting the ecosystem and natural resources, community empowerment and remaining compliant with relevant environmental legislation. The camp also has a detailed environmental management system with clear management plans in water, energy, and waste management.
Conservation
Conservation
The Cottar’s Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT) is a non-profit organization working to conserve critical wilderness and wildlife corridors and areas bordering the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Reserves. The Trust works to protect biodiversity through empowering communities with wildlife conservation.
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