Cottar’s is a fifth generation run family safari service, we value family tremendously. We accept kids of all ages and children aged 0-5 yrs stay for free. Rich with family history and the history of Kenya, we return to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, the golden era of professional guiding and adventure!

We have a number of fun family activities that the kids will love (and most parents too)! Our Masai Warrior School is very popular, you’ll learn how to make your own bow and arrows and then test them out on a target to see who the best shot is. Learn to make a fire using just sticks and dried grass, dress up like a traditional Masai and get dancing. Swimming and fishing in our nearby waterfall is also on offer, how about a bit of volleyball in the afternoon or spend your time swimming in the 25m private pool. Or use up some energy on a bush walk or run, getting up close and personal with the wildlife or enjoy a traditional game drive. Activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Our Cottars family are passionate about Kenya, its conservation and community. We know the wildlife and the people of our area intimately and you are welcomed in and treated as personal friends and we hope you leave feeling like part of our family.  

The key to our family friendly ethos is that we realise that time spent with your family is so precious and so we do exactly what you want to do, the only thing scheduled in your day is your game drives. We listen to you to find out what your individual interests are and then the adventure begins. Nothing beats watching a child’s face change from awe to delight as they come face to face with their first elephant or make their first bow and arrow with their guide. They will be immersed into the authentic safari experience and tribal interaction, looked after by our guides who truly engage with children and enjoy teaching them all about their surroundings, flora and fauna and the wildlife. With numerous activities they are sure to be kept busy and captivated throughout your stay: Maasai Warrior School, Day & Night Game Drives, Guided Bush Walks, Bush Meals & Sundowners, Cultural Visits, River Swimming and Fishing, Balloon Safaris and a private 25m Swimming Pool.

Our Bush Villa has all you’ll need to keep your family entertained in comfort and style surrounded by breathtaking views onto the savannah plains that carry the great annual wildebeest migration. The villa is over 10,000 square feet in size, and features a large living room, dining room, a magnificent viewing deck, and five en-suite bedrooms, all with stunning views. It has internet access throughout, satellite TV and DVD, and is powered with electric and solar energy. So for any family, big or small, it’s the perfect getaway, providing something for everyone.

It’s an experience, pure and simple, for all ages.

We look forward to having you and your family staying with us soon.