Cottars is set down to the South East of the Mara away from the crowds of the more popular western Mara region. On the whole the guiding is good from the camp and the experience of riding through the bush in a replica 20s car is novel. The region has good resident prides and, due to its secluded location, has an intimate safari feel. One of the most unique camps in Kenya....but quite a pricey one!
Cottars 1920s Safari CampIf you are after an authentic and sophisticated safari that takes you back to the 20s, then Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp is certainly the place you must visit. The camp is seen as an extension of the high-end needs that we grant to our clients. It provides an abundance of luxury and quality. Cottar's Safari Service returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari' reminiscent of a golden era - an ear of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance that takes you back in time.
The Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp is situated in an extensive and exclusive (private) concession between the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves where a few Purko Maasai clan roam. This area has been untouched by any kind of tourism or development which offers you the guarantee of privacy.
Whilst the Masai Mara has gained the reputation of being over-crowded by mass tourism, including day visitors, so the secret of this area has been held onto tightly. There are no hot air balloons flying overhead (unless you book one), no minibuses buzzing around and no nearby lodges or low-flying aircraft to disturb your special moments. The wilderness can be enjoyed in total serenity.
The camp comprises of nine tents in total, including family tents and one special honeymoon tent. Whilst this allows the camp for everyone seeking a magical time on safari, the small occupancy guarantees privacy and intimacy like nowhere else. Away from the rooms, there are two main guest areas for dining, reading, relaxing and making memories. There is also the addition of a spa and a pool where guests can unwind after their safari activities. One unique option is to undertake a safari bath or shower. It is the most exceptional way of bathing on the rolling plains of the savannah.
One big advantage Cottar's has is that it's not located in the National Park. With its own private concession, this means other safari activities such as walking, cultural visits and bush meals can be granted should you wish. The area is more akin to being in the expansive Serengeti National Park, but it has the advantage of allowing night drives and 'off-road' driving due to the low-density of vehicles. It can certainly accommodate for every need.
Whether you're after a family holiday or an intimate honeymoon escape, Cottar's can provide you with exactly what you need. A Kenya safari is also the great first part of a safari-beach combination holiday. The Seychelles are very reachable from Kenya and would provide the perfect ending to what would be a magical trip.