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Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa

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Santa Monica
Reviewed 6 March 2014

I stayed in the private house for a week at the end of February 2014. As I was the guest of a friend I cannot comment on the value proposition. However, I can say that this was an amazing experience and if you have the opportunity to go you should not hesitate. The house itself is huge, thoughtfully laid out...

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

Calla99, your post with its long and detailed description of camp and the house is much appreciated!! Many thanks, calvin

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Judging our experience at Cottar’s as simply another "safari" would be trivializing its lasting impression. Having traveled much of the country, stayed at numerous resorts/lodges, and hosted many visitors, my wife and I are confident in saying it was hands down the best excursion/vacation we've had in Kenya. Not exactly sure how the balance was achieved, yet somehow Cottar’s managed...

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

James R, wow your post meant a lot to me.. We have taken our lifetimes to get the balance right, something that is rarely appreciated or understood, and looks so easy to do.. But it's not! Thanks for pointing this out and sharing this important element. Its impossible for new places to get this balance. And GG is of course...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience and the entire staff at Cottar's made sure my experience was flawless. Everything was over the top - the rooms in the main lodge, the food, the guides and spotters, the sundowners with bitings, and of course, the real reason for the trip, the daily excursions to see the beautiful animals...

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

Ed S, thank you for posting such a wonderful review of your safari to cottars! karibu sana for another visit! Cheers, calvin

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Cottar's Camp more than exceeded our expectations. It was a trip and experience of a lifetime! Scenery is spectacular, saw all of the wildlife with the exception of the wildebeests (who were on migration) and the rhinos. It was truly amazing. And our guides, especially the one I was with the most, G. G., knew and explained all about the...

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

Billie B , we appreciate your wonderful post on your trip to cottars, and for particularly pointing out the fantastic staff at camp! They are a special team, and we are very honored to have them all with us! Also your comments about staying in the house.. Thank you...Next time you come out, our new big swimming pool at the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed at Cottars for 6 nights in January as part of the first week of our honeymoon. We had the honeymoon tent - which was a tent in the loosest sense of the word! It was huge with a four poster bed, armchairs, dining table for two, separate bathroom area with flushing toilet and hot shower - glamping at...

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

JV, fantastic feedback, thank you.. Your observations on wifi not working and drinks being under a new policy are taken on board and perfectly valid.. Wi if we are now sorting out with a new internet provider which will hopefully be in place by end of march..We have indeed got two drinks options for our guests whereby you can book...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2014

3rd visit to Kenya and the 3rd time at Cottars. We feel like family as most of the staff were there when we visited the first time 3 years ago. We saw all the big 5 in our first 3 days including leopards (3 sightings), a black rhino, uncountable elephants and buffalo and numerous lions (20 in one morning)! Even...

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

Donsnut, fantastically enthusiastic post..Thank you, your loyalty and repeat visits mean a lot to us! Let us know before you come for your 4 th ! Calvin

new york
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Looking for that 'Out of Africa' vibe with perfect tents and furnishings right out of a Ralph Lauren commercial...with great food and nice people...oh and the chance to see an insane amount of animals including ALL but a rhino? Cottar's is the place. I would HIGHLY recommend it. The scenery is incredible and the guides show you the best of...

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

Jamesk, thank you so much for your support! Calvin

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is by far the best wildlife camp i have covered in Africa (including South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya). The luxury tents are superb. They offer you the perfect mix between living in the wild and ample luxury.

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

Thank you prateekBhargava for your extremely positive post about your trip to cottars, especially considering your wide experience traveling in Africa! We are feel very honored. Calvin

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2014

In September we spent 3 nights at Cottars.We are fairly seasoned travellers but the experience of being at Cottars was world class.The game, the food, the staff , the guides and the Cottar family all combine beautifully to create a very rare experience where we felt we were in a completely different era.Everything was very understated and authentic which genuinely...

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

Sallyann, ache oling! Your support means the world to all of us in the cottar family ( which includes our wonderful staff!) calvin

San Jose, California
Reviewed 10 January 2014

If you are going on safari, go to Cottar's. This is the BEST place to stay ever. They have thought of everything. The staff is wonderful, the tents are gorgeous and you could not find a better place to go! My husband and I had our most memorable time ever at Cottar's!

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Many thanks for your very supportive post pammajamma! ' Karibu tena' as we say in kenya! Calvin

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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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 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: Olderkesi Private Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve > Olderkesi Private Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 87,648 - ₹ 2,66,057 (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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