Name: Cottars 1920's Safari Camp
Cottars 1920s Safari Camp was one of the first permanent luxury tented camps to take guests out on safaris in Kenya. Little has changed since the 1920s and it extends an era of luxury and quality, returning to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance.
Cottar’s Safari Service built one of the first permanent luxury tented camps to take guests out on safaris in Kenya. Little has changed since the 1920s.
The nearest airport is Nairobi (8-hour 30-minute flight from London), from there you can fly into the Maasai Mara, with to Cottar’s private airstrip, 10 minutes from the camp, or Keekorok airstrip which is a 90 minute drive away.
Style & Character
The camp overlooks the Mara and Serengeti Plains in its very own private concession bordering the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Loliondo reserves, the camp and the area guarantee privacy and an abundance of wildlife. Spot the big five and choose your season carefully, as the camp is path to the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. Camp guides are highly qualified and knowledgeable of the area, who share an amazing insight into the Masai culture and the flora and fauna in the reserve. In the evening, bathe in your outdoor bathtub, have an amazing dinner under the stars (greens from the camp’s own vegetable garden) and give Bambi a hug before bedtime (she is the camp’s resident baby gazelle).
Service & Facilities
Beyond your outdoor bathtub, have an amazing dinner under the stars (greens from the camp’s own vegetable garden) and give Bambi a hug before bedtime (she is the camp’s resident baby gazelle). There is also a lovely swimming pool to cool off in. The camp also offers massages and there is internet access available.
Accommodation consists of 4 Luxury Safari Tents, 1 Honeymoon Tent, 4 Family Tents which are spacious and luxuriously furnished and incorporate original safari antiques from the ’20’s. All are ensuite, with dressing rooms and large private verandahs. There is also Cottar’s Bush Villa with 5 ensuite bedrooms, private living /dining area, staff, vehicles, guide and a 25m swimming pool.
A special feature of this camp is that you can experience riding through the bush in a replica 20s car. Step back to a bygone era or romance You are unlikely to find this level of authenticity at any other Safari camp.