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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We were at Cottar’s camp 10 year’s ago and always said that we would be back, well we made it and it was better than the first time they have done a lot of work new pool, Spa, a history tent
The staff are the best we had a great game guide Wilson has a great sense of humour
Thank you for all the memories

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Wow, thank you Joan! And thank you for coming back! It's always a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again in another 10 years, if not before. Thank you so much, Calvin

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We just returned home after spending an exceptional 4 nights at Cottar's, August 20th - 24th. From the pickup at the airstrip by our guide Ken we spent the next four days experiencing the Maasai Mara as we could never have imaging. Everything was looked after, we arrived at the camp and were warmly greeted, we were shown to our tent, and to describe the accommodations as a tent does not do it justice, it's the same as any 5 star hotel with soft sided walls.
The food was amazing, any requests were looked after without any question, but the highlight was the 4 days we spent on the game drives. Our guide Ken was so knowledgable about all aspects, from game to birds to the environment we saw it all.
To Calvin, thank you to everyone at Cottar's for making this adventure a highlight of our trip.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

You are so very, very welcome! This is what we love to do, host you and show you the Masai Mara in all it's glory. Thank you for your wonderful words here and I'm so glad to hear all about your stay. Ken is truly a fantastic guide and it's great to hear that he looked after you so well. We have a great team at Cottar's that I'm extremely proud of. Thank you! Calvin

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We stayed 3 nights and 4 days at the Cottars. We had a Family tent that was beyond "glamping". The history kept at the location with old pictures and memorabilia were so interesting. The staff went out of their way to take care of us. Each morning served a delicious breakfast. they arranged our tours of the Mara with some amazing guides. We explored the Mara with Wilson and Matura who were very knowledgeable and also made it lots of fun. Lunches were also delicious buffet style. After delicious dinners we would be escorted back to out tent by a Maasai Warrior for protection.
We couldn't ahve asked for a better experience all around.

Date of stay: July 2018
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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you Jennifer! It's great to hear that you found our safari history interesting, we are very proud of it. I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great time and were so well looked after by Wilson and Matura. We hope to have you back again soon! Thanks, Calvin

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed at Cottar’s in a family tent. The accommodations were great! The tents are spacious with all the extras you might need.
The staff was excellent. Our driver and “spotter” were well versed and we enjoyed all our trips out to the Bush.
The food was also excellent and there was something for everyone.
Would certainly recommend staying at Cottar’s when thinking about a safari vacation.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 503mac
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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words about our 1920s Camp and your experience in our tents and on safari with us. We hope to have you back again with us soon. All the best, Calvin

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is the only way to go on safari. From the moment we were met by our guides at the bush airport to the time we took off again this was a holiday of non-stop amazing wlldlife experiences, fascinating cultural knowledge, sublime villa accommodation, fantastic friendly and unobtrusive staff service and so much happiness and laughter. The villa is itself is low-key, elegant and relevant luxury - nothing flash or jarring to remind you of life outside the bush - just comfort and class all the way.

The quality and the flexibility of the guiding is superlative - and the bush walks, warrior school and mountain biking provide so many different ways to experience the wildlife, flora and fauna. This is a remote camp with stunning views from its vantage point. Being able to sit and spot wildlife ambling around in the late afternoon sun with a sundowner in hand is an unreal experience.

We went just after a period of lengthy rains leaving the grass high - 2 metres in some places. Notwithstanding this we saw so much wildlife, including the Big 5 in the period of two days. The guiding from Make and spotting from Kitipa was just phenomenal - and so much fun too. Five gold shiny stars all the way

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

A massive thank you! This is what we love to hear! I'm thrilled that you had such a wonderful time in the Masai Mara with our team, and what a team we have. Thank you for your lovely feedback and it's great to hear that you were so well looked after and had such a wonderful time! Amazing that you got to see so much wildlife, you're right, Mako and Kitipa are phenomenal! Thanks again and we hope to have you back to stay again soon. Cheers, Calvin

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