Explore the famed Masaai Mara in Kenya with two incredible nights for two on safari and a stay at Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp.
The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Almost 100 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 an untouched exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Loliondo reserves, the camp and the area guarantee privacy and an abundance of wildlife.
The camp accommodates up to 28 guests in authentic white canvas luxury tents. The camp spreads over 1 kilometre and has 2 mess tents, so guests are assured a spacious yet intimate environment. The tents include private ensuite dressing rooms and bathrooms, main bedrooms and verandas.
Activities include Day & Night Game Drives, Guided Bush Walks, Running with Maasai, Bush Meals & Sundowners, Cultural Visits, Maasai Warrior School, River Swimming & Fishing, Canvas Bush Baths, Swimming Pool and Massage & Spa treatments. Cottar’s has highly qualified guides ~ With only 23 Gold-standard ‘Kenya Professional Safari Guide’ qualified guides in Kenya, Cottar’s are pleased to announce they have an impressive 2 Gold-level KPSGA guides, with the remaining guides having their Silver-Level KPSGA qualification.
This package includes: Full board accommodation, Drinks (Water, juice, tea and coffee, all house wines, spirits, beers & soft drinks), Laundry, Safari activities (bush walks, day & night game drives, bush meals & sundowners), Cottar's Maasai Warrior School, One 30 minute complimentary massage per tent, Transfers to cultural visits, All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT, and Cottar's private airstrip and Keekorok airstrip transfers (guests are met at the airstrip - Cottar’s Private airstrip 10 minutes or Keekorok 2 hour game drive - and transferred to the Lodge in game-drive vehicles through the park/conservancy.).
Responsible tourism is ingrained into the ethos of Cottar's Camp:
Conservation: Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT) supports the establishment of a 6,000 acre Olderikesi Wildlife Conservancy pilot project on the boundary and key wildlife corridor of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park. CWCT has been actively engaged in the preservation of natural habitats and wildlife in the area and in securing the area from poachers an for the protection of the community.
Commerce: The Cottar's are in partnership with the Masai community and manage their land on their behalf (for wildlife use) at rates competitive with other economic uses providing alternative livelihood opportunities.
Culture: Cottar's Camp is neighbored by the Maasai community, a tribe that has so far maintained its traditional way of life. To ensure guests don’t miss out on the intricacies of this vibrant culture, Cottar's take them on excursions to various Maasai villages for them to experience Maasai culture first hand. We also provide a market for beadwork and other traditional handicrafts produced by Maasai women as an additional way of preserving Maasai culture and support for development.
Community: Cottar's 1920's Camp maintains close ties to neighboring communities and is keen to address the challenges they face. The CWCT has for many years actively supported the Maasai community's struggle to obtain land tenure resulting in the legal ownership of the Olderkesi Group Ranch in 2010. Cottar's work doesn't stop here. Read more about conservation and community efforts here.
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