The Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp is situated in an extensive and exclusive concession between the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves where a few Purko Maasai clan roam. This area has been untouched by any kind of tourism or development and offers the discerning client a guarantee of privacy.

Most importantly, while the Mara has a reputation of being over congested with mass tourism, we have kept the secret of our area for years – no hot air balloons flying overhead, no minibuses buzzing around, no nearby lodges or low flying aircraft to disturb your special moments.

Drawing on many years of Safari service, the Cottar family provides guests with the highest standard of personalized and professional guiding, recalling an era of luxury and quality.

Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden era – one of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless wildlife game.


The camp accommodates up to twelve clients in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished and incorporate original safari antiques from the ’20’s.

There are private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms (with old-fashioned showers and flushing toilets), a main bedroom and an outdoor veranda.

Also available and separate from the main camp are 4 family tents holding four guests per tent.

From the chairs at the front of your tent you can enjoy the fine views across the plains. The camp is run with a good sense of style and the standard of food and service is excellent.


Guest activities include game drives guided by Calvin Cottar or guides of equal professional standard in either state of the art modern four wheel drive cars, in our authentic, old wooden car or in our oxen pulled wagon. Alternatively, a tented reading room with an extensive array of African and contemporary books and magazines will allow those who wish to while away an afternoon to rest and view the most splendid panorama.

Walking and bird-shooting safaris are also available at the camp on request. As the concession area is outside the game parks, guided walks and night drives are allowed and highly recommended. By walking, guests can get that much closer to nature, and if an opportunity to track wild game presents itself, trained trackers will take guests even closer still.

On a more self-indulgent note, our masseuse will now be based full-time at the camp for a complimentary massage, manicure or pedicure.


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The Package price below is for 2 nights and includes return flights from Wilson Airport Nairobi to the Keekorok airstrip in the Mara. Prices also include: Full board accommodation, soft drinks, beer, house wine, non-luxury spirits, water, tea & coffee, safari activities including day/night game drives & bush walks, Cottar’s Warrior School – Kids entertainment program, Cottar’s private airstrip & Keekorok airstrip transfers, Park & conservation fees, One 30 minute complimentary massage (one person only) per tent (applies to Standard, Honeymoon & Family tent), Transfers to cultural visits & limited laundry.

Prices exclude:Nairobi city transfers, champagne, luxury spirits & select wines, cultural village entry fee, massage and spa treatments, exclusive use of vehicle, Calvin Cottar as a private guide and all items of a personal nature.

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16-Mar-19 31-May-19 1691 USD 200 USD 944 USD 648 USD
01-Jun-19 30-Sep-19 2573 USD 378 USD 1386 USD 1089 USD
01-Oct-19 20-Dec-19 2135 USD 288 USD 1166 USD 870 USD
21-Dec-19 02-Jan-20 2573 USD 378 USD 1386 USD 1089 USD
03-Jan-20 15-Mar-20 2251 USD 312 USD 1224 USD 928 USD
16-Mar-20 31-May-20 1771 USD 216 USD 982 USD 688 USD
01-Jun-20 30-Sep-20 2723 USD 408 USD 1462 USD 1164 USD
01-Oct-20 20-Dec-20 2251 USD 312 USD 1224 USD 928 USD
21-Dec-20 02-Jan-21 2723 USD 408 USD 1462 USD 1164 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.


Extra night rates are inclusive of Masai Mara Reserve & Conservation fees.

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If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:

Kenya Kenya Tel: +254-774-136523

UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-541-639-2070 (Brad Wierman)

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We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.