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If you are a regular reader of our luxury travel diary, you will know that our travel auctions are one of the best-kept secrets in the world of luxury travel.

This auction item is a completely amazing stay at a luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara which is worth a staggering $3,564 and is currently up for grabs for under $1,000 (at time of writing).

Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp is situated in a timelessly unspoiled setting with sunset views stretching to distant horizons of the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti plains which are covered in boundless game. Created by Calvin and Louise Cottar in the mid-nineties, the camp has its own 7,000-acre private Olderkesi Conservancy and is situated one kilometre from the Maasai Mara game reserve.

The camp has 10 luxurious tents in total (one unique honeymoon tent, five double tents and four family suites), all with private ensuite bathrooms and stunning views. Guests can also enjoy a safari bath or safari shower, specifically set up in the savannah should they wish for a genuinely unique way of bathing!

This wonderful and multi award-winning camp has also been recently nominated for the 24th Annual World Travel Awards™ for: ‘Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa – Cottar’s Bush Villa’ & ‘Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp – Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp’.

Realistically, this safari may sell for slightly more, but it will undoubtedly sell for far less than the RRP. Bid only what you want to pay to stay and you might just bag a bargain!

If this doesn’t float your boat, there are over 100 more auction items to choose from.

This is what our readers say about our travel auctions

“I won some nights at the Fraser Capri Suites in Frankfurt (in the luxury travel auction) and as a result, have ended up booking with them again several times” – Alan.

“…thank you for organising a brilliant stay at Grande Real Villa Italia hotel and Spa. We loved it. The hotel room was beautiful, in a truly specular location. Food was great as was the Spa….We have left great feedback on trip advisor, told all our friends to book and hope to return soon” – Janice.

“The group of four I had out yesterday afternoon read about me on the Luxury Travel Diary! So thank you for featuring me!” – ToursByApril.

“I have been going to Bali twice a year since 2003, but have never visited the area of this resort. Always staying at the Four Seasons Sayan in Ubud and its sister hotel in Jimbaran Bay… I am actually going to add extra 4 nights to this stay so we can enjoy the place and the area. Winning this auction was a major factor in booking extra nights.” – guests of Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa.

“I had a wonderful weekend at the Satri House. It is a beautiful hotel, with an excellent staff. Everything exceeded my expectations from the airport transfers to the beauty of the hotel. It was 2006 when last I was in Luang Prabang. I had forgotten what a lovely destination it is. Please pass on my thanks to all those involved in making last weekend a glorious one for me. I now look forward to my next auction win !” – Christopher

“Bambuddha restaurant had very stylish settings and the food was excellent!! The other prize I gifted to my sister for her birthday present and with her friend, they really enjoyed the dinner too! I’m sure I will be back at this restaurant!” – Robin

“I was very lucky to have won the winning bid for the ‘Private Butler for a Day’ Auction. Christopher and Thomas from Noble & Hitsch did an amazing job of looking after us for our cocktail party at home. They helped us set up for the party, prepare all the food and drinks, as well as serve our guests with the utmost professionalism. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a Butler in Hong Kong.” – Mrs Brewster

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