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Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is a very special place in the Mara's with its tents, antique furniture and a very unique atmosphere. We had a very big beautiful and luxurious tent, with a fantastic view....zebras and antelopes coming in the evening to graze at our door. We also loved the migration and the amazing river crossing. Very good guides. The food was not...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Dear Pietisa, many thanks for this wonderful post, and bringing to light the many varieties of wildlife that are close to camp. Also thank you for highlighting the good guiding and ambiance at camp... Comments on food are so varied from guest to guest, but are mostly very positive as the many previous guest posts on TA can testify... But...

Lymington, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2013

A big thank you to Paul, Louise and all the team at Cottars who make a visit there, is a trip to remember. They cannot do enough to ensure that all their guests experience the finest of everything that the Mara has to offer. Cottars has all the charm of a time gone by, blended beautifully with all the luxury...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Dear Joanne, we are thrilled you had a good time at camp! You reinforce our belief that we have the best staff, the best managers and the best camp in the Mara ecosystem, indeed the camp that new investors to the ecosystem aspire to copy, emulate or be 'better' than. We were recently honored to be mentioned by Brian Jackman...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2013

My husband and I had an amazing time at Cottars Camp as it was a real African experience. It felt like you had stepped back in time with the amazing service and food and the luxury tents. The staff were amazing and we would highly recommend this to anybody and I am sure we will visit them again.

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Dear Dianne, many thanks for your supportive comments and we look forward to seeing you back at camp in the near future!

Santa Barbara, CA USA
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Of the five tented camps we experienced during our October 2013 visit to Kenya and Tanzania, Cottar's 1920s Camp on the Maasai Mara was our favorite! The service, food, and accommodations were over the top. An important part of the very memorable, luxurious experience at Cottar’s were the Maasai we met. Sananka was our amazing spotter who traveled with us...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Many thank you Judith for your very positive post ! There is much competition out there and we are honored when you to say we were your favorite of the many camps you visited !

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I am unable to comment on the value for money, because my 4 day safari trip was a surprise gift! And surprise it was indeed. My 4 days there could only be described as idyllic. I was pleasantly intrigued with the camp. The ultimate luxury under canvas! Of course, the purpose was to experience the wild life and flora. In...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Dear twigset, you are absolutely right - its impossible to capture the true feelings and emotions on a safari with a camera.. It has to be experienced to be believed! And thank you for commending our staff so highly !

Calabasas
Reviewed 6 November 2013

If you think this is a trip of a lifetime, then do it in style - do it at Cottar's! My travel agent encouraged me to go with a first rate experience and this was indeed first rate all the way. Our one disappointment was that we could only enjoy half the safari! My son had contracted malaria where we...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Nathalie, I am so sorry you lost days at camp to your boy having malaria that he got from western Kenya..Luckily we don't have malaria in the camp area as we are a thousand feet above the anopheles mosquito altitude threshold .. But yes if you contract malaria from somewhere else at least the doctors everywhere here are trained to...

London
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed at Cottars in mid October 2013 and it was great. The place is excellent, especially the mess tent. High quality and comfortable. The view from our tent was great and the guiding was first class, as were the landcruisers. We stayed at a couple of other reserves during our trip, which were good, but this was by far...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Miggins, yes its true about the pool being a touch far.. But great for peace and quite for the rest of camp (I have noisy kids myself - let alone some of our mini guests! ). Thanks for mentioning the quality of the massage.. Phanice and Christina put so much work and training into their jobs and its wonderful that...

Hungerford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We had been planning and talking about this holiday as a family for over a year so my expectations were very high, and I was not disappointed at all! The excellent service started from the moment we landed at the Cottars air strip, where we were picked up and immediately started our African experience. All the staff at Cottars are...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you so much Emma..you spent a lot of time putting your feelings into your post, and for this louise, myself, our management and staff are very very thankful and appreciative.. We look forward to having you back on safari soon.. Africa - Kenya - Mara - cottars is a place that only gets better and better the more you...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Unlike many of the big brands who operate in the Mara, Cottar's has a strong commitment to both, the conservation of the Masai Mara ecosystem and the advancement of the Masai communities who live in the Olderekesi area. The understated elegance of the camp and Cottar's home is easy to understand when you meet the owners. The staff are competent,...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Simba thank you for mentioning the community and conservation side of things..often the hardest and least understood part of what we do! Am glad the staff stand out for you.. We are lucky to have them on our team! Calvin

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed at Cottars in early October. Truly an experience of a lifetime. The tents are a dream. The staff was so pleasant and really wanted to do whatever they could to make our honeymoon magical. Ken was a wonderful guide -- in 4 days of peppering him with all sorts of questions he had answers for everything! He made...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the very positive post Justin ! And So So happy to hear the food is improving in more recent posts.. We look forward to having you in camp again soon! Calvin

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Nearly 90 years on, 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 Masai Mara, in an untouched exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the area guarantees privacy and an abundance of wildlife. The camp accommodates up to 28 guests in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished. The Cottar's Bush Villa is a private villa with 5 en suite bedrooms, amazing views and private chef and guides. ... more   less 

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Address: Olderkesi Private Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve > Olderkesi Private Reserve
Price Range: $1,803 - $5,476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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