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Kenya Safari Offer - Save on your luxury Kenyan safari or Kenya honeymoon in the Masai Mara at Cottar's 1920s Camp. Being close to the border with the Serengeti, the spectacular wildebeest migration moves through this area every year and prolific game viewing is guaranteed.

Stay 4 nights at Cottar's 1920 Camp and only pay for 3
HONEYMOON PACKAGE: 50% discount off accommodation rates for the bride (excludes Cottar’s Bush Villa and the Fly Camp). - minimum 4 nights.
Both special packages are valid for travel in 3-31 January, February, March, April, May, October, November and 1-20 December 2020.
Conservancy & park fees are not included and payable for the entire stay.

Cottars Team - local Masaai
The Cottar Safari tradition began over 90 years ago and they continue to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa.

The Camp has its own 6,000 acre private conservancy and is situated one kilometre from the Masai Mara game reserve. The location provides easy access for day and night game drives to the Masai Mara game reserve and the conservancy, game walks, and cultural interactions with the Masai community.

The camp has 10 tents in total (one unique honeymoon tent, five double tents and four family suites), all with en suite bathrooms. The family tents have living rooms with fireplaces. The entire camp is situated to ensure that tents are private and quiet whether for honeymooners or families with young children.

The camp has two main mess tent areas for fine dining, drinking, reading and relaxing. An exciting new addition is an amazing pool and spa area where guests can relax after a game drive. Guests can also enjoy a safari bath or safari shower, specifically set up in the savannah should they wish for a genuinely unique way of bathing!

COTTAR'S 1920 CAMP 2020 Rates
Mid Season
03 January - 15 March 
01 June - 30 June
01 November - 20 December
Per person sharing $963
Single Room $1155
Child sharing 6-17 yrs $722
Child in third bed 6-17 yrs $482
Honeymoon Tent (2 people) $2115
Family Tent (4 people)* $3498
Green Season
16 March - 31 May
Per person sharing $668
Single Room $801
Child sharing 6-17 yrs $501
Child in third bed 6-17 yrs $333
Honeymoon Tent (2 people) $1,468
Family Tent (4 people)* $2,427
High Season
01 July - 31 October
21 December - 02 January 2021
Per person sharing $1254
Single Room $1505
Child sharing 6-17 yrs $941
Child in third bed 6-17 yrs $628
Honeymoon Tent (2 people) $2759
Family Tent (4 people)* $4561

*Family Tent - additional children are charged at the per child sharing rate (max 6 people)

Mid Season
03 January - 15 March 
01 June - 30 June
01 November - 20 December

Private House (6 people)* $6894
Additional adult $687
5Additional Child 6-17 yrs $562
Green Season
16 March - 31 May
Private House (6 people)* $5386
Additional adult $546
Additional Child 6-17 yrs $364
High Season
01 July - 31 October
21 December - 02 January 2021
Private House (6 people)* $8710
Additional adult $885
Additional Child 6-17 yrs $753

* Private house/villa: Maximum 10 guests on exclusive use basis.

Open all year;
Children 0-5 years are free of charge; A child in his / her own room will be charged a single room rate.
Family Tent - additional children are charged the per child sharing rate (maximum of 6 people).
Local drinks are included (soft drinks, house wines, beers & selected spirits)
Champagne, luxury wines & spirits are not included.

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A standard Tent at Cottars
4 x 1920’s style en suite luxury safari tents,
1 x Honeymoon Tent, ensuite, very spacious and with a large private verandah
4 Family Tented Suites (Each suite consists of 2 en-suite bedrooms with a shared sitting room, fireplace and verandah).

Cottar’s Private House - exclusive use house featuring 5 en suite bedrooms, private living / dining area, staff, vehicles, guide; 25m swimming pool (exclusive use only)

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 en-suite dressing rooms and bathrooms, main bedrooms and verandas, with family tents also having a living and fire room.

Cottars Private Homestead living room
Cottar’s Private House - luxuriously appointed Cottar’s Private House in the Masai Mara. For those that want absolute privacy combined with dedicated and discrete staff, award winning guides, and an abundance of wildlife, this Mara homestead offers the only real private luxury home in the Maasai Mara.

The contemporary African style house can be rented only on an exclusive basis and comes with a dedicated staff of 8. The house has a large living room, a dining room, a magnificent viewing deck and 5 en-suite bedrooms, all with stunning views, Game vehicle(s) and a dedicated guide are provided to guests throughout their stay.

Think I-max and 3-D scenes from the Discovery Channel and National Geographic to get a real-time experience of Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Combine all this with retro images from Out of Africa and a Hemingway novel, to visualise one of the original safari outfitters still hosting guests in the Mara: Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp. The Cottar family began guiding safaris in the pioneer days for Hemingway and Johnson. Cottars camp is still a beacon for style-conscious wildlife seekers, in a pristine concession bordering Tanzania’s Serengeti and Loliondo reserves. Professionally guided bush walks with excellent guides, game drives in open safari vehicles are Cottars’ hallmark.

Styled with authentic artefacts, antiques and photo albums, the camp discreetly offers modern service, making guests comfortably at-home in its history: vast white tents with en-suite bathrooms, shaded by Acacia trees, views across plains.

Cottars cheetah
Outstanding private location within Masai Mara ecosystem, bordering Serengeti and Loliondo.
Renowned for excellent professional guiding (Gold, Silver & Bronze KPGSA certified guides), trained by Calvin Cottar.
Cottar family history covering over 90 years of safari.
Guided bush walks, with experienced resident guides.
Day & evening guided game drives in comfortable open-sided 4WD gamedrive vehicles.
Bush breakfasts, sundowners & picnic lunches.
Swimming Pool & Massages.

Cottar’s maintains the original safari tradition and feel of the 1920s.
The South East Mara has most of the Mara’s Rhino population, so Cottar’s guests see them often. There are also many lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Colobus monkeys can be seen in the hills behind the camp.
The hills are great for hill-walks, where Verreaux Eagles can be seen on cliff nesting sites, as well as rare chandlers reedbuck in the moor like hill tops.
Cottar’s is situated far from the Mara River, and recommends that guests who particularly wish to see the migration crossing the river stay in a lodge closer to the river, and visit Cottar’s Camp for the traditional migration experience in far more privacy and away from the mass tourism experience of the crossings.
Cottar’s does have a varied hilly terrain & wilderness feel to its area, making drives private. Pure wilderness, privacy & uninterrupted views - no cars or other lodges, no balloons - this is what is different about our area.

Offer terms:
Applicable on accommodation rates only; park and conservation fees are not included.

Full board accommodation,
Water, tea & coffee,
Local Drinks – soft drinks, house wines, beers, & select spirits,
Safari activities, including shared day/night game drives & bush walks/runs,
Cottar's Warrior School - Kids entertainment program, 
Cottar's private airstrip & Keekorok airstrip transfers,
Canvas Bush Baths, applies to Double, Honeymoon & Family tents,
Transfers to cultural visits,
All statutory taxes (approx. 25%), including VAT.
Champagne, luxury wines & spirits
Park & Conservancy fees ($116 per adult & $58 per child per night),
Cultural village entry fee ($20 pp),
Massage and Spa treatments
Exclusive use of vehicle - $330 per day
Calvin Cottar as a private guide - $1,500 per day (arranged directly)
Cottar’s 1920s Camp is certified as a Global Ecosphere Retreat, only one of ten such accredited destinations globally.
Cottar’s 1920s Camp is Gold rated for the Kenya Eco Tourism accreditation – Gold is the highest sustainability standards in East Africa.
The camp is on the Olderikesi group ranch, adjoining the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park. The location is a critical dispersal area and wildlife corridor.
Cottar’s have a charitable trust called the Cottar’s Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT).
CWCT are working towards a sustainable conservancy for the area, in partnership with the community. Such a conservancy would manage the land on behalf of the community and pay market rates for the land to the community. Management of the conservancy will protect the critical wildlife corridor and its species, mitigate the challenge of overgrazing by wildlife and invest in human development initiatives.
CWCT invest in key social public goods such as schooling, water supply and medical support.
Cottar’s promote women’s handiwork for sale to visitors.
CWCT operate a repeater VHF station and 5 radios for community scouts for liaison on ambulance and medical needs, security issues and wildlife poaching.
More than 40% of the staff are employed from the local community.
Cottar’s were the leaders in a successful bid to stop a major lodge development in the Mara National Reserve that would permanently have damaged the last wilderness area in the Reserve Revenue for the rental of land goes directly to the landowners.
Cottar’s supports a Forest Protection Program - arresting illegal woodcutters of cedar trees on hills behind camp and planting of indigenous trees.

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