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Cottars 1920 Camp, Masai Mara National Park

Cottars 1920s Safari Camp is located in the Masai Mara on the boundary of the Serengeti National Park and Loliondo Game Area.

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About Cottars 1920 Camp


The Cottars 1920 Safari Camp is situated in the extensive and exclusive concession between the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves where a few Purko Maasai clan roam. This area has been untouched by any kind of tourism or development and offers the discerning client a guarantee of privacy.

Bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the flagship camp in the Masai Mara offers the discerning client a guarantee of privacy and an abundance of wildlife. Calvin and Louise Cottar live at the camp and ensure that the service in all areas, from butlers, chefs and service team, is absolutely first-rate.

Recalling an era of luxury and quality, Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', reminiscent of a golden era - an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless game. The camp accommodates up to twelve clients in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished and incorporate original safari antiques from the '20's; private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms (with old-fashioned styled tubs, showers and flushing toilets), the main bedroom and an outdoor veranda. The dining tent displays an intriguing tall octagonal box bound with metal straps that open to reveal old-fashioned black umbrellas - obviously little used! Dining is also in true to the period. The table is laid with silver cutlery and bright white napery. The glasses are crystal and the staff immaculately turned out in white tunic and fez, as they would have been in the colonial era. The cuisine is equally elegant and beautifully served.

Guest activities include game drives guided by Calvin Cottar or guides of equal professional standard in either state of the art modern four wheel drive cars, in their authentic, old wooden car or in the oxen pulled wagon. Alternatively, a tented reading room with an extensive array of African and modern books and magazines or a natural rock swimming pool with surrounding hammocks, will allow those who wish to merely while away an afternoon resting and viewing the most splendid panorama. As their concession is outside the game parks, guided walking and night drives are also highly recommended. By walking, guests can get that much closer to nature, and if an opportunity to track wild game presents itself, our trained trackers will take guests even closer still. On a more self-indulgent note, a masseuse will now be based full-time at the camp for complimentary massages, manicures and pedicures. Butlers who have been trained to provide guests with discreet, yet attentive service will meet any other needs that guests may have.