Cottar's 1920s Camp

Cottar's 1920s Camp harks back to the original safari spirit - antique furnishings, marquee tents and cut glass service. In keeping with the original idea when Chas Cottar and sons first launched adventure safaris in 1919, today Calvin Cottar is the fourth generation to continue this family tradition offering a distilled "Out Of Africa" experience.

Each of the 10 spacious canvas "tents" are furnished with four poster beds, fine linen, feathery duvets and sumptuous cushions complete with a chaise-lounge and claw foot baths. Staff are courteous and attentive and the dining tent is a unique experience as you relax together after the day's activities. At night, the camp takes on an even more evocative feel with hurricane lanterns dotted around the camp, drawing you in to the sophisticated bar. Dinner, like everything else in camp is a lavish affair, fine-dining by candlelight and always silver service, maintaining a standard of service and family tradition that has lasted for over 80 years. Expect champagne, port, and cigars along the way.

Cottars Private house is an even more decadent affair, a private luxury home in the Masai Mara, booked on an exclusive basis, complete with its own 25 metre pool. Each of the 5 en-suite bedrooms offer spectacular views of the savannah and the villa itself comes with a dedicated staff of 8 so you really don't need to lift a finger. Complete indulgence, very much in keeping with the feel of Cottars 1920's camp, albeit with a more contemporary twist.

WHY WE LIKE IT

It is no wonder that Cottars have accolades galore, including Best tented Camp in the World from Tatler. In a way though they don’t need this. The heritage of the place and the fact that over the years, the Cottars have guided royalty, tycoons and entrepreneurs means that they remain the first family of the safari business and still evoke the golden age of East African adventure better than anyone else.   

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