[raw]

This page is having a slideshow that uses Javascript. Your browser either doesn't support Javascript or you have it turned off. To see this page as it is meant to appear please use a Javascript enabled browser.

[/raw]

This 1920’s camp experience returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden bygone era, an era of romance, adventure and elegance.

Located in the Maasai Mara bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the camp is within a 22,000 acre exclusive concession. Here one will experience the ultimate in personalized service & guiding.

For those who find themselves hooked on Africa, there comes a time when they want something different, something remote and wild — not every guide can take you there

ABOUT COTTARS 1920’S SAFARI CAMP

A 1920’s era feel to this camp set near the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This camp gives you the authentic feel of that unique era when the word ‘safari’ became indelibly imprinted on the imagination of the adventurer, past and modern. Extending an era of luxury and quality, Cottars Safari Service returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance.

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

Drawing on eighty years of Safari service, the Cottar family will provide guests with the highest standard of personalized and professional guiding. Tailor made itineraries ensure the safari provides a unique experience for our guests. Recalling an era of luxury and quality, Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless game.

EXCLUSIVE AREA IN THE MAASAI MARA

The Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp is situated in our extensive and exclusive concession between the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves where a few Purko Maasai clan roam. This area has been untouched by any kind of tourism or development and offers the discerning client a guarantee of privacy.

Most importantly, while the Mara has a reputation of being over congested with mass tourism, we have kept the secret of our area for years – no hot air balloons flying overhead, no minibuses buzzing around, no nearby lodges or low flying aircraft to disturb your special moments. The area is more akin to being in the expansive Serengeti National Park, but with the advantage of ‘off the road’ driving due to the very low vehicle density of the area, and the fact that we can walk and operate ‘night drive’ activities in our community concession.

LUXURY UNDER CANVAS

The camp accommodates up to twelve clients in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished and incorporate original safari antiques from the ’20’s; private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms (with old-fashioned showers and flushing toilets), the main bedroom and an outdoor veranda.

10 Unique Selling Points

1. Award Winning Camp

Cottar’s 1920’s Camp has won numerous accolades including ‘Best Tented Camp in the World’ (Tatler Magazine), ‘Top Guides of Africa’ (Conde

Nast Traveller), ‘101 Best Hotels’ (Tatler Travel Guide), ‘Best Trip of a Lifetime’ (Fodors), among many others.

2. Location

Cottar’s 1920s Camp is located in the famous ‘seventh’ natural wonder of the world, the Maasai Mara which has the largest concentration of terrestrial wildlife on earth – the immense wildebeest, zebra and plains game migration that numbers over to 2.5 million animals with some of the highest success rates of big five sightings in the business.

3. Highest Standards of Guiding

We have the highest number of Gold (the highest professional level) Safari Guides within one camp in Kenya. All of our guides are chosen for their unique skill set, great personalities and a full understanding of the Cottar’s guiding ethos.

4. Multi-Generational Family Run

The camp is run by the oldest established and continuing safari family in Africa spanning over five generations. The family is in the service of making lifelong memories for our guests, and providing the right mix of adventure and adrenaline and comfort.

5. Global Ecosphere Retreat

Cottar’s 1920’s Camp is only one of ten accredited Global Ecosphere Retreats (GER’s) within the world. GER’s directly manage or influence a natu- ral area of significant global conservation value, and, demonstrate their ability and commitment to achieve sustainability through the 4Cs (conservation, community, culture and commerce). We take sustainability seriously. The camp is also rated Gold by the Ecotourism Society of Kenya and has won a Green Globe Award from the World Travel Market.

6. Community Partnership

The Cottar family works in partnership with the Maasai community towards sustainable ecosystem management through conservation. We solely support a 6,000 acre wildlife conservancy which supports a critical migratory corridor for wildlife. The camp is situated on Maasai owned land and employs members of the Maasai community and supports numerous initiatives including a school, medical facilities, water supply and ambu- lance service.

7. Privacy

Situated in an untouched and exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Reserve we are the only camp situated in the 6,000 acre conservancy. No hot air balloons flying overheard, no minibuses buzzing around, no nearby lodges and no low-flying aircraft to disturb.

8. The Maasai Experience

We work hard to provide authentic and respectful cultural experiences and have developed some unique engagements such as ‘The Maasai War- rior School’, cultural visits, Maasai wedding blessings and invitations to certain Maasai ceremonies.

9. Accommodation

Safari under cream canvas tents in the 1920’s style or in the modern Cottar’s Bush Villa with its own 25 metre swimming pool. Our accommodation choices are authentic and luxurious.

10. Something for Everyone

Our camp is situated over one kilometre. We have designed the camp so that honeymooners or families can stay and have their own space, ex- perience and fun without necessarily disturbing others. From our family tents, to our honeymoon suite, from our bush villa that accommodates 10 to private dining, to children’s menus, we can serve all guests respectfully.

INCREDIBLE ACTIVITIES

As our concession is outside the game parks, therefore guided walks and night drives are allowed and highly recommended. By walking, guests can get that much closer to nature, and if an opportunity to track wild game presents itself, our trained trackers will take guests even closer still. On a more self-indulgent note, our masseuse will now be based full-time at the camp for complimentary massages, manicures and pedicures. Any other needs that guests may have will be met by butlers who have been trained to provide guests with discreet, yet attentive service.

DAY 1. MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE, COTTAR’S 1920’S SAFARI CAMP, MEAL IS FULL BOARD.

You will be transferred from your hotel either from Kenya coast or Nairobi City to the airport for flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve. On your arrival at the Masai Mara National Reserve airstrip after you will be met and transferred by a 4WD land cruiser to the Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp.

Lunch will follow then after relaxing at 15:30 hours an afternoon game drive until in the evening at 18:30 hours time for dinner then overnight.

DAY 2. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, COTTAR’S 1920’S SAFARI CAMP, MEAL IS FULL BOARD

Early morning tea or coffee and a snack followed by early morning game drive at 06:30 hours returning later for breakfast at 08:30 hours then a take a break until time for lunch in the camp.

In the afternoon another game drive from 15:30 hours until in the evening at 18:30 hours then dinner and overnight in the camp.

DAY 3. FLY BACK TO KENYA COAST OR NAIROBI.

Early morning tea or coffee and snack followed by early morning game drive at 06:30 hours returning later for breakfast at 08:30 hours then mid-morning game drive from 10:30 hours to 12:30 hours when you would proceed for lunch.

After lunch transfer to the airstrip for flight to Kenya coast or Nairobi city arriving at about 1600 hours then be transferred to your hotel reception.

End of the safari.

Price per person sharing adults US$ 2018.00

Child of 3 to11 years sharing a room with 2 adults is charged 75% of per adult rate.

The single room supplement will be US$ 270.00

What is included:

Return flights to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full board accommodation
All park fees
2 game drives per day in a 4 x 4 standard land rover of 4 to 6 clients per vehicle
All transfers
All soft drinks, beers and spirits, house wine together with applicable VAT thereon
Massage
Laundry services
Guided walk
Night game drives
All our transport has insurance.

What is not included?

Tips for the service approximately USD 10.00 per person per day, but of course this depends on whether were happy you with the service
Yellow fever vaccination
Visa
Things of personal use

EASTER SURCHARGE AND CHRISTMAS SURCHARGE

A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January.

Send your Request to Top Africa Safaris

  • Section

 

Verification

PLEASE YOU ARE ADVISED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND COMFORT TO CARRY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS.

All weather firm pair of shoe, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, film, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.