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Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high expectations for our visit to Kenya, but were surprised by just how far these expectations were surpassed! Our stay at Cottar's was our second of two camps. Both were amazing and Cottar's offered something special with a unique (luxury) tent experience. We felt wonderfully isolated, but incredibly well taken care of by the great Cottar's team who...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cotar's the best camp you can find in Masai Mara. If you're planning for a safari, this is the best I've experienced up to know - I've been before to Kruger and this is a far better spot in terms of animals and proximity to animals. The camp is an incredible experience - it makes you wonder you're in a...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us and we hope you will be back again soon. Have a wonderful year ahead, Calvin

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The whole experience is amazing! We arrived and Ken and Super Star were there to meet us in the truck, we were treated like royalty! The staff at the camp are so wonderful! The tents are fantastic! We slept like babies each night. The early morning starts for the safari drives is a bit rough but once you're out there...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you Tony! Yes the early mornings can be a bit tough but you're right once you're out there and spotting the animals you soon realize it's worth it. I'm happy to hear that Ken and Super Star looked after you so well and great that you saw 4 of the big 5, fantastic! Do visit us again soon. Thank...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Calvin Cottar has created the opportunity for individuals and families to participate in one of the most incredible experiences possible in this lifetime. Words cannot successfully describe how amazed my husband and I were from the minute our small plane landed through the time we arrived back in Nairobi. Every detail you could possibly imagine is meticulously planned and refined...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you! I don't know what to say, I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed your time with our fantastic team so much. It was lovely to meet you and your husband and we can't wait to have you back for your 5-year anniversary! Enock will be so proud of your lovely comments, thank you....

Sag Harbor, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We couldn't have asked for a better experience! this being my dream trip and having wanted to specifically stay at Cottars for years, they more than made my dream an amazing reality. We couldn't have asked for better service, a.more smiling and happy staff and luxury accommodations. From Calvin, the owner, our fantastic guide Ken, amazing massages and wow, I...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you so much Treva! It was a pleasure having you to stay and we're so happy to hear that we made your dream a reality. Thank you for your kind words about our team and camp, we are very grateful and we hope to have you back to stay again soon! All the best, Calvin

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via 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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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Wow what a review, thank you so much and it means a lot coming from someone so well traveled through Kenya. It's fantastic to hear what a great trip you had and that your friends are thinking of coming back, we will be ready when they are! You're right though "What makes Cottar's absolutely special is the people who work...

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via 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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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm really happy to hear that your trip went so well and that you had such a great time with us. You're right we have an amazing team and 'Cottar's family' that we are very proud of. Thank you very much, Calvin

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

That's what we love to hear! This is fantastic, thank you. I can't believe you saw a Pangolin, very rare, if you have some photos we would love to share them. I'm so glad that you had such a lovely time. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. All the best, Calvin

Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you! Short but oh so sweet, we really appreciate your lovely comments. Please come back and stay again soon. Calvin

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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What a lovely review, thank you so much for your fantastic comments and for highlighting how great our guides are! They work really hard and love what they do so it's great to hear how much our guests enjoy it. We hope to have to back soon! thank you, Calvin

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 Bush Villa is a private villa with 5 en suite bedrooms, amazing views and private chef and guides. ... more   less 

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Address: | Masai Mara, Olderkesi Private Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve > Olderkesi Private Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 85,320 - ₹ 2,71,491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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