Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Cottar’s 1920’s style camp harks back to an era of elegance and romance; to the golden era of the Safari.

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp will transport you back to the golden age of the safari. With its authentic luxury white canvas tents, safari antiques and spacious yet intimate environment, Cottar’s is one of Kenya’s gems. With the Maasai Mara on its doorstep, it offers game viewing at its best.


1920’s elegance and romance in modern day Kenya

The camp sleeps up to 28 guests in authentic white canvas luxury tents. All are situated to offer maximum privacy regardless of whether you are on your honeymoon or travelling with your family. There are six 1920’s white tents. All have private ensuite dressing rooms and bathrooms, main bedrooms and verandas. The Family Tents also have a living room with a fireplace and there is one stunning Honeymoon Tent. To round off this unique experience, Cottar’s is one of the only small camps in the Mara that can boast two swimming pools. On of which is at the main camp and the other is at Cottar’s Private Homestead.

Cottar’s Private Homestead is ideal for those looking for a little more privacy. It has a dedicated and discrete staff of eight, award winning guides, and an abundance of wildlife. It is no wonder that this Mara homestead offers the only real private luxury home in the Mara. The contemporary African style house can be rented only on an exclusive basis. The house has a large living room, a dining room, a magnificent viewing deck and 5 ensuite bedrooms. Furthermore, all the rooms have stunning views. To make the absolute most of very stay, game vehicle(s) and a dedicated guide are provided to guests throughout their stay. A 25m swimming pool sits in the grounds and is exclusively available to those staying there.

An untouched, exclusive concession bordering the Serenget and the vast Masai Mara

Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp & Cottar’s Private House are situated in an untouched exclusive 27,000-acre concession area in Olderikesi which borders the Serengeti, Mara and LoBiondo reserves. The luxurious camp and the pristine area guarantee privacy and an abundance of wildlife.

With both resident and transient populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, elephant as well as over 450 bird species, the vast fertile plains are dense with game. In addition, the area has been classified among the “Seven wonders of the world” due to the extraordinary annual migration from July to November when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebras cross the Serengeti to the Mara in search of greener pastures.

In the far south eastern part of the Maasai Mara, Cottar’s is the first to see the great wildebeest migration coming in and are therefore the last to see the herds heading back south into the Serengeti.