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Surrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where shall I start?! Our family of ten stayed at Cottar's House over the Christmas period. All of the staff were amazing, very attentive and helpful; nothing was too much trouble. The house was very comfortable and spacious with plenty of places for us all to congregate together after a day's driving. Chef did an amazing job of keeping us...

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5Thank p1ngs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place , we were a group of 10 staying in the house , an amazing location , views of the Mara are stunning with great house staff . The quality of the food and amenities are unbelievably good give the location ! The safari drives were even better , the guides knowledge and stories kept us as...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Mark, thank you for your lovely review and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our Bush Villa so much. Thank you for your kind words on the service, all our friendly staff and especially our guides. They love what they do and it shows through their work and the wonderful experiences you had. I will...

Sag Harbor
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The only thing to say about Cottar's is that they have thought of everything. I highly recommend the canvas baths. It is not to be missed. We lived our guide, Ken and our tracker Lesale. The whole staff is amazing. The one thing to think about tokeep them current, is a high rec9mmendation to switch menu's from Continental to farm...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear frmragnt, Thank you! It's always great to hear that we've met all our guests expectations. Also thank you for your comment on the Menu, we will definitely look into changing that, as you say it fits with our message and it's true. Have a wonderful 2017! Thank you, Calvin

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We have just left Cottars Safari Camp after a six day stay and it was a fabulous experience in every way! What a luxurious experience of being in the Masai Mara! Our guide Kanai Lettura took us out each day before sunrise, and found all the animals we wanted to see! Starting with the ride from the airstrip, we saw...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Applecook, thank you so much for your lovely review here and I'm very happy to hear that you had such a great safari and saw so much wildlife! I'll be sure to let Lettura know what a fantastic job he did looking after you and thank you for your lovely comments on the food, Boni (the chef) will be...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are wrapping up a six day stay at Cottars. It is our first visit to Africa, and our first safari, and I cannot overstate how much we enjoyed ourselves. Anyone considering a safari should start their search at Cottars. We are here to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are not strangers to luxury travel or to...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Matt, thank you! Thank you very much for this lovely review, it was great to meet you and your wife and I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your first time in Africa so much. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! Thank you for choosing Cottars and for your kind words on the service, our friendly Cottars 'family' and...

Epping, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It's hard to put into words what a fantastic Safari experience we have just had, at the amazing Cottars Camp in the Maasai Mara. We were overwhelmed with the fabulous hospitality we received; the location of the camp (nestled in the foothills of the Mara) and the amazing wildlife that our excellent guides led us to see. Having stayed at...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Julie, thank you so much for your extremely lovely words and comments on our Bush Villa! It's wonderful to hear that you had such a fantastic time. It's lovely to hear that you were so well looked after and felt like a part of our family, that is what we strive for. I can't thank you enough and we...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a family tent, a tented suite with 1 king and 2 single beds, 2 bathrooms, superbly decorated and comfortable. The main lodge is equally beautiful and as seen on photos. Service is top notch, food was good, and activities for kids well organized. The wildlife in the concession in October was unreal - migration and all predators seen....

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear pamda2016, thank you for mentioning our lovely Family Tents and I'm glad you found them so comfortable. It's wonderful that you had such a good time and were well looked after by our team, especially Enock and Nebo. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again soon, all the best, Calvin

London
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have just returned from one of the most magical weeks we have ever had, staying at the fabulous Cottars 1920's Camp in the Maasai Mara. From the moment you touch down at the private airstrip, you are greeted by warm and friendly faces which sets the tone for the rest of your trip. All of the staff are amazing...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, wow what can can I say, this makes me extremely happy. Thank you so much for all your kind words and it's really wonderful to hear that you and your family had such a great time staying with us. Congratulations on your 15th Wedding Anniversary and we are very privileged that you chose to share it with everyone...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After staying for 3 nights in the north we thought we had experienced the best of safari. However spending 4 nights at Cottars was an amazing experience, you feel like you are genuinely experiencing the wildness of the Masai Mara here. From the amazing rugged/luxury tents to our guide latura and our host Patrick it was everything we expected and...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kamlisa, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your safari with us and your experience of the wilderness of the Masai Mara. Thank you for your fantastic review and we can't wait to have you back again in August 2017, the great migration will be ready and waiting for you and so will we. Thank you, Calvin

Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Leo ( age 11) and I could not have had a better time than at Cottar's 1920's Camp. Everything was perfect from the moment we were picked up at the airfield by our tireless and fabulous guide to our spectacular accommodations to the marvelous food and company at every meal.We stayed three nights and would recommend a longer stay inorder...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's Camp, responded to this review

Dear pivot1, what a wonderful way to spend time with your grandson and I'm so glad that you both enjoyed it so much. Thank you for your wonderful comments and please do come back and visit us again soon. All the best, Calvin

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Nearly 90 years on, we continue to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, we return to the original spirit and essence of "safari", reminiscent of a golden era; an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance. Situated in the Masai Mara, in an untouched exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the area guarantees privacy and an abundance of wildlife. The camp accommodates up to 28 guests in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished. The Cottar's Homestead is a private villa with 5 en suite bedrooms, amazing views and private chef and guides. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cottar's 1920's Camp

Address: Olderkesi Private Reserve | P.O. Box 44191 Nairobi Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $1,760 - $5,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cottar's 1920's Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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