Cottar's CampCottar's Camp

Cottar’s Camp

From: $668.00

Cottar’s 1920’s safari camp is a unique safari experience delivering a genuine tented safari coupled with luxurious accommodation. With access to it’s own private concession and the Masaai Mara game sightings are plentiful. This award winning camp is the original safari experience.


Cottar’s Camp

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Cottar’s Camp is an award winning safari camp that lies within it’s own 7 600 acre private concession. The camp is very close to the infamous Maasai Mara and Serengeti game reserves. Cottar’s has been owned and managed by one oldest safari families in Africa and continue to provide both quality and luxury.

Cottar’s 1920’s safari camp has created the essence of romance with the original canvas tents of the early explorers to Africa. The luxurious design of the accommodation is evident in the amenities that each tent provides. Private decks, terry cloth robes, soft linens and service that is unparalleled.

Cottar’s also has a Bush Villa and Fly Campinginquire with us for more details.


Cottar’s has nine tents in total. A unique honeymoon tent, four double tents and four family suites, all with en suite bathrooms. The family tents are slightly larger with living rooms and fireplaces. The layout of the camp has been done with your privacy in mind, whether for couples on honeymoon or families with young children.

The camp has two main tent areas for dinners, drinks in the early evenings and also for relaxing during the day. There is a swimming pool for the hotter parts of the day and a spa for some pampering. En suite bathrooms are beautiful and for those more adventurous there is the safari bath or shower. This is a unique way to bathe that the staff will set up for you in the bush close to camp.

Safari Activities

The location of the camp allows for short drives to the Maasai Mara game reserve and also allows for night drives that are a highlight. Walking safaris and cultural interactions at the local “manyattas” are also well worth doing.

Professional guides will accompany you on vehicles and foot to show you an abundance of Africa’s iconic wildlife.

Winners of numerous accolades, including ‘Best Tented Camp in the World’, Cottar’s safari camp delivers outstanding safari experiences.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Kenya.

If this is your first safari to Africa then read our blog on what to pack. For more information on the Masaai Mara and conservation visit the Masaai Wilderness Conservation Trust and the Mara Conservancy website.

Ol Donyo, Mara Expedition Camp and Rekero Camp are all great combinations for your safari in East Africa. If Tsavo is your dream African destination then consider Finch Hattons Tented Camp.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly in to Nairobi with KLM, Swiss Air, Egypt Air, Emirates, Qatar or Lufthansa.

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by your safari representative who will drive you the short distance to Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to Keekorok Airstrip.

You will be met at the airstrip for the 2 hour game drive to the camp.

For assistance with your domestic flights, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your holiday is seamless.



  • 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 the 1920’s camp only).
  • Transfers to cultural visits.
  • Laundry.
  • Nanny.
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%)
  • VAT.


  • Champagne, luxury wines & spirits.
  • Park & Conservancy fees ($116 pppn)
  • Cultural village entry fee ($20 pp)
  • Massage and Spa treatments (starting from $50)
  • Exclusive use of vehicle – $330 per day.
  • Gratuities.
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

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