Most people connect it with that ‘Out of Africa’ feeling or a night under canvas.
At Cottar’s 1920s safari camp we pride ourselves on providing the style of the bygone era of the twenties safaris, vintage safari luxury at it’s best. An era of luxury and quality we return to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’.
Tented safaris were initiated in Kenya around the 1920s and ’30s but the concept has now spread to cover most of Africa’s wildlife areas. There is probably no other subject relating to African travel that is as misunderstood as that of ‘the tented camp’. A huge range of products are hidden behind this one label. Tented camps usually, like ours, have solid furniture, feather pillows, an en suite bathrooms with hot running water, electricity and swimming pools. With silver service three course meals and hot coffee or tea delivered to you in bed in the mornings.
Cazenoze+Loyd told us WHAT THEY LOOK FOR IN A TENTED CAMP…
“Tented camps suit clients who long for that vintage safari experience. The camps we choose for our clients tend to be slightly more remote, with that romantic rustic feel.
Our favourite tented camps are always in unbeatable locations: that is the point of being under canvas. Cottar’s Camp for instance lies in the popular Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, but is far from any other tourists, located on its own private concession close to the Tanzanian border. Run by Calvin Cottar, a 5th generation Kenyan who inherited the business from his father, safari is in the blood of all involved with the camp and it runs on a passion for the area and its wildlife and people.”