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.

Please select your currency:
01-Sep-22 31-Oct-22 2725 USD 408 USD 1464 USD 1165 USD
01-Nov-22 19-Dec-22 2238 USD 312 USD 1217 USD 928 USD
20-Dec-22 10-Jan-23 3031 USD 470 USD 1616 USD 1318 USD
20-Dec-22 10-Jan-23 3366 USD 501 USD 1794 USD 1486 USD
11-Jan-23 31-May-23 2670 USD 359 USD 1444 USD 1138 USD
01-Jun-23 30-Jun-23 3214 USD 469 USD 1720 USD 1410 USD
01-Jul-23 31-Aug-23 3566 USD 541 USD 1896 USD 1586 USD
01-Sep-23 31-Oct-23 3214 USD 469 USD 1720 USD 1410 USD
01-Nov-23 19-Dec-23 2671 USD 359 USD 1445 USD 1138 USD
20-Dec-23 10-Jan-24 3568 USD 541 USD 1898 USD 1586 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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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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