“This ecologically correct adventure re-createsall the glamour and style of a classic safari.”
We believe that there can be a maintained balance between a prosperous business and sustainable conservation, social entrepreneurship, and community development.
We are extremely proud to be one of ten Global Ecosphere Retreats in the world and certified at a Gold Ecotourism standard in Kenya.
Cottar's Wildlife Conservation Trust
The Long Run
Launched in 2009, the Long Run Initiative is the Zeitz Foundation’s flagship programme, built around Long Run Supporters; Long Run Alliance Members; and Long Run Destinations, but reaching out, into every aspect of our day to day life by putting the Long Run philosophy of acting today for a better tomorrow into practice.
Classic Safari Africa
Classic Safari Africa (previously Classic Safari Camps of Africa) is an association of independent, privately owned camps and lodges in some of the most beautiful wildlife areas in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The conservancy is managed by Cottar’s Wildlife Conservancy Trust (CWCT) , which leases from the Olderkesi Community Wildlife Conservancy (OCWC). The 7000 acres of the Olderkesi Conservancy is owned by all 6000 landowners of the 106,000 Olderkesi land unit, but it is rented by Cottar’s Wildlife Conservancy Trust.
We are a Gold-rated property. Ecotourism Kenya is a membership organization and is one of seven private-sector associations that make up the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF). EK is an executive board member of the newly formed Federation of Community Tourism Organisations (FECTO) and the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP) Kenya.
Best Tented Camp in the World
Africa's Leading Luxury Private Villa 2016
World Travel Awards
The 50 Best Camp Sites
Top Guides of Africa
Condé Nast Traveller
Ecotourism Society of Kenya
Best Safari Camp
Harpers & Queen
101 Best Hotels
Tatler Travel Guide
World Travel Market
Green Globe Award bv