Cottar's 1920s

Masai Mara, Kenya

Cottar's 1920s

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp is situated in its own private concession in the Masai Mara. Furnished to resemble a classic Victorian safari camp, it offers exclusivity in the heart of the Mara.

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp is located within its own private conservancy within the Masai Mara. With exclusive use of the concession, and good access to the Masai Mara National Park, Cottar's has one of the most enviable locations of any safari camp in East Africa.

Established in the 1990s, Cottar's has been designed to resemble a classic turn-of-the-century safari camp. This isn't unusual in itself – many East African camps adopt the classic safari look – but at Cottar's they've really gone all-out with the theme. Old sepia photos line the walls, while the tents and public areas are furnished with assorted period pieces: wooden trunks, brass gramophones, old maps, lanterns, silver candlesticks, and the like.

Some will find the decor a bit over the top—there are certainly more stylish camps in the Mara—but it's clearly done in a spirit of fun rather than reverence, and Cottar's doesn't sacrifice comfort in pursuit of 'authenticity'. The tents are spacious and generously furnished, each with four-poster beds decked in fine linens. En-suite washrooms feature flush toilet, separate shower and hot and cold running water.

Accommodation

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp has just six tents, all made of white canvas in keeping with the classic safari look. Each has separate dressing area, bathroom, bedroom/lounge and outdoor verandah.

Dining

Evening meals are served communally in the mess tent, or else outdoors on the lawn. There's a good selection of local and foreign spirits and wines at the bar.

Facilities

- Dining mess tent
- Bar and lounge
- Reading room
- Massage room
- Swimming pool

Activities

- Game drives
- Guided walking safaris
- Village visits
- River swimming and fishing

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Cottar's but parents must remember that the camp is unfenced.