Cottar’s Safaris is a portfolio of three unique properties in the Masai Mara in Kenya, that work with the local community to unite wildlife conservation and sustainable luxury travel. We are a 5th generation family run safari company that has been operating safaris in Africa for more than 100 years. Our 1920s Camp, Private Bush Villa and Conservation Camp are located in the private Olderkesi Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. For over 100 years, we continue to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, we return to the original spirit and essence of “safari”, reminiscent of a golden era; an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance.
Situated in the untouched exclusive Olderkesi Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the area guarantees privacy and an abundance of wildlife. Our 1920s Camp accommodates up to 26 guests in authentic cream canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished. The Bush Villa is a contemporary private villa with 5 en-suite bedrooms, amazing views and a private chef and guides. The Conservation Camp is an immersive and intimate camp of seven simple tents, designed for those who want to immerse themselves in the local community and culture, and experience the day to day conservation efforts of a working conservancy.
The Cottar family provide genuinely stunning wildlife and wilderness experiences, engaging in the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’: an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding, in a luxurious and authentic safari environment.
Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2016 ~ World Travel Awards 2016 | Fodors Travel Awards ~ ‘Trip of a lifetime’ category | Best Guide ~ Harper’s Bazaar
101 Best Hotels ~ Tatler Travel Guide | The 50 Best Camp Sites ~ The Independent