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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2013

you get the colonial feel right from the transfer in the vintage car. staff are fantastic. cottars is set in its own private section of the mara, making it so much more pleasant (you dont get 20 cars converging on some poor cheetah cub simultaneously). We loved the outdoor baths they set up in our room at sunset, the masai...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed 3 nights at Cottar’s during our honeymoon beginning of June 2013. How to describe an incredible place? We were wowed upon arrival and continued to be during the whole stay. The staff is charming and most-friendly; service is impeccable; the surroundings are out of this world; the food is fantastic. The game-drives and our guide were.. well, absolutely...

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Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Cottars Camp is a stunningly beautiful property. The tents are luxurious, spacious and decorated in a lovely 1920’s theme. The villa is equally impressive with breathtaking views of the Mara. The camp is surrounded by nothing but nature and wildlife as far as the eye can see with no other camps or vehicles in sight. The guides are experienced and...

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Laredo, TX
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Cottar's is simply put the most remarkable, breathtaking place on Earth. The symbiotic relationship between life and death is at the forefront of every moment framed in the luxurious setting of the golden age of safari. Although checking "The Big Five" off some list was not part of my itinerary my amazing Masai guide Enock pulled it off and even...

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

Memo, and all of you past travelers whom have posted such positive experiences at cottars, we are indeed extremely thankful!! Because of your posts, and because of the hard work and teamwork of our excellent staff, cottars today received a tripadvisor 'certificate of excellence' award! Many thanks and please visit again!

Fontainebleau, France
Reviewed 16 May 2013

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon. It was our favorite destination. The tents are all decorated like the first Safari tents used to look like. They are huge and each has its own beautiful view of the Masai. They are also very private, except from the curious wondering baboons. We had our fireplace on during the nights,...

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Paphos, Cyprus
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This was as re visit, having previously stayed at Cottar's Camp 30 years ago, when I lived in Nairobi. And wow, it really exceeded expectations. I knew it would be good from previous experience but I have to say that now, it is absolutely lovely. Every little detail had been taken care of by the excellent staff, from the spacious...

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 April 2013

I was blown away by Cottar's 1920's Camp on my recent trip to Kenya. It was everything you could want on a high-end safari. Courteous staff, private butlers, amazing guides, cats spotted on EVERY drive, beautiful pool, great attention to detail. It is perfect for families, groups or definitely romance. I HIGHLY recommend spending the money to do it. You...

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Axbridge
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We had a lovely tent with excellent bathroom (I was very relieved to see), with fantastic views over the Mara. In the late afternoon gazelle, zebras,warthogs and monkeys come to graze within arm's length. On safari we never expected to such see large prides of lions so close, almost at arms length and a special treat was a cheetah with...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We have been there now for the second time (first time was in spring 2010) and were back then and still are absolutely content with Cottars. The first time it was the whole family of 5 and in Feb 13 it was a Father/Son trip. This time, we stayed for 5 nights and had 4 full days in the Mara...

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 February 2013

My wife and I are in our 70's and have been married over 50 years. We have had a wonderful marriage and have enjoyed many adventures around the world. An African safari was not on our bucket list but we joined some firends on a trip to Kenya. My wife now calls it "a trip of a lifetime" and one...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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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: $1,737 - $5,216 (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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