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The Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp is situated in an 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.
Drawing on eighty years of safari experience, the Cottar family provide guests with the highest standard of personalised and professional guiding. This camp gives you the authentic feel of the 1920’s era when the word ‘safari’ became indelibly imprinted on the imagination of the adventurer, past and modern and returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of this golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless game.

Whilst the Mara has a reputation of being over congested with mass tourism, the Cottar’s have kept the secret of their area for years – no hot air balloons flying overhead, no minibuses buzzing around, no nearby lodges or low flying aircraft to disturb your special moments. The area is more akin to being in the expansive Serengeti National Park, but with the advantage of ‘off the road’ driving due to the very low vehicle density of the area, and the fact that they can walk and operate ‘night drive’ activities in the community concession.

The camp accommodates up to twelve clients in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished and incorporating original safari antiques from the ’20’s. The tents have private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms (with old-fashioned showers and flushing toilets), a main bedroom area and an outdoor veranda.

Guest activities include game drives guided by professional guides in either state of the art modern four-wheel drive cars, or their authentic old wooden car. Alternatively, a tented reading room with an extensive array of African and modern books and magazines will allow those who wish to merely while away an afternoon resting and viewing the most splendid panorama.

As the concession is outside the game parks guided walks and night drives are allowed and highly recommended. By walking, guests can get that much closer to nature, and if an opportunity to track wild game presents itself, the trained trackers will take guests even closer still. On a more self-indulgent note, there is a masseuse based full-time at the camp for complimentary massages, manicures and pedicures. Any other needs that guests may have will be met by butlers who have been trained to provide guests with discreet, yet attentive service.

Key Facts
  • Accommodates up to twelve clients in white canvas tents
  • Private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms (old-fashioned showers and flushing toilets)
  • Game drives with professional guides

    Price Guide

    From GBP £400.00 per person per night based on a Full Board basis, this rate is based on Low Season prices.


    Includes full board accommodation, water, tea and coffee, safari activities, including day/night game drives and bush walks, Cottar’s Maasai Warrior School – Kids entertainment program, Cottar’s private airstrip and Keekorok airstrip transfers, one 30 minute complimentary massage (one person only) per tent (applies to Standard, Honeymoon and Family Tent), one 30 minute complimentary massage (one person only) per room (Private house only), transfer to cultural visits and limited laundry and all statutory taxes (approx 25%), including VAT. Excludes; All drinks, (drink supplements $25 (£17.00) per adult per day, $15 (10.00) per child per day), conservancy fees, cultural village entry fee, massage and spa treatments, exclusive use of vehicle ($330 – £220.00 per day) and Calvin Cottar as a private guide, $1,200 (£790.00) per day.

Room Types

  • White Canvas Tents (to accommodate twelve clients at one time)

      Children’s Policy

      Children of all ages are welcome at Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp.

      Would Suit

      This is an ideal resort for anyone looking for a attentive service and professional safari guides.

      Recommended length of stay

      We would recommend a minimum of 1 nights stay.

Speak to any of the team at Inspirational Travel to get ideas for your holiday or honeymoon to (destination). Call us on 01778 382764.

Our Address

Inspirational Travel
Sunderland Road
Market Deeping
Tel: 01778 382 764




Explore the heart of Kenya on this amazing safari holiday perfect for families. Take in the amazing sights, for a unique and special holiday. You will be stay in some of the top camps around the areas you are exploring which are located by reserves teaming with stunning game.
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