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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We live in Kenya and over the last three years have stayed in lots of lovely camps, but I believe that Cottar's outshined them all. Cosy and comfortable tents, picturesque extensive grounds, fantastic and very well presented meals - we knew we'd find it all there. All the extra activities offered at the camp came as a very nice surprise...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cottar's provided a great first safari and travel experience in Maasai Mara and Kenya. Our guide (Mako), a local Maasai, did a wonderful job of locating wildlife, teaching us about the animals and helping us appreciate many aspects of local life. Rooms/tents are very clean and nicely decorated. The food was excellent and kitchen staff very accommodating! There are many...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This camp exceeded my expectations by far. Not only the quality and uniqueness of the lodging itself, but the kindness of the staff and their dedication to the land and wildlife makes this place stand out from the others. The guides were also top notch, and we saw more wildlife on the drives than I thought possible (even a Pangolin!)...

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Thank drliz777
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Location is perfect. the staff is the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable you'll find. oh, the meals are incredible too. I have no idea how they do it. they provide all of the comforts you would expect in a really nice hotel, while retaining the close touch of the natural environment that surrounds you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Cottar's for 3 nights in February 2017. The experience was truly amazing. Our tent was luxuriously comfortable with a gorgeous view of the valley. We could see zebras and other animals right from the tent. We fell asleep to the sounds of the wild and awoke to them as well. Every meal was delicious...

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Surrey
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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Reviewed 26 December 2016 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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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: ₹ 88,716 - ₹ 2,74,078 (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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