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Cottars Classic Safari Camps

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Telephone: 254 733 77 33 77
Other phone: 1 505 795 7710
Fax: 254 20 882 234
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PO Box 44191
Nairobi
Kenya

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xEtra ID: KE0000343217

Who's Who's

Calvin Cottar and Family 
Owner

Category:  Tented Camps - Luxury
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Cottars Classic Safari Camps - Profile

General Information

Cottars 1920's Camp is the longest established safari outfitting company in Africa registered in British East Africa in the year 1919 by Chas Cottar and operated by him and his sons, Bud, Mike and Ted during the 20's, 30's and 40's, By Mike's son Glen and his wife Pat in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and now by Glen's son Calvin and his wife Louise, as joint owners in the 90's and 2000's. Cottars Safari Service is a family business that has depended for the last 90 years on providing clients real value for the money and real adventure, descriptions of which we are in many of the classic and contemporary Africana books. We are in the business of making memories that last forever for our guests, and it is our privilege to be able to continue living in the land we love.

Additional Information

A 1920's era feel to this camp set near the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This camp gives you the authentic feel of that unique era when the word 'safari' became indelibly imprinted on the imagination of the adventurer, past and modern. Extending an era of luxury and quality, Cottars Safari Service returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', reminiscent of a golden era - an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance.

Drawing on eighty years of Safari service, the Cottar family will provide guests with the highest standard of personalized and professional guiding. Tailor made itineraries ensure the safari provides a unique experience for our guests. Recalling an era of luxury and quality, Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', reminiscent of a golden era - an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless game.

The Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp is situated in our extensive and exclusive concession between the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves where a few Purko Maasai clan roam. This area has been untouched by any kind of tourism or development and offers the discerning client a guarantee of privacy. Most importantly, while the Mara has a reputation of being over congested with mass tourism, we have kept the secret of our area for years - no hot air balloons flying overhead, no minibuses buzzing around, no nearby lodges or low flying aircraft to disturb your special moments. The area is more akin to being in the expansive Serengeti National Park, but with the advantage of 'off the road' driving due to the very low vehicle density of the area, and the fact that we can walk and operate 'night drive' activities in our community concession.

The camp accommodates guests in three types of accommodations - 6 of our original honeymoon suites with ensuite bathrooms, 4 luxury suites with double bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, all authentic white canvas tents, spacious and luxuriously furnished with original safari antiques from the '20's; private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms (with old-fashioned showers and flushing toilets).

Affiliation

Kenya Association of Tour Operators

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Overview

Cottars 1920's Camp is the longest established safari outfitting company in Africa registered in British East Africa in the year 1919 by Chas Cottar and operated by him and his sons, Bud, Mike and Ted during the 20's, 30's and 40's, By Mike's son Glen and his wife Pat in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and now by Glen's son Calvin and his wife Louise, as joint owners in the 90's and 2000's. Cottars Safari Service is a family business that has depended for the last 90 years on providing clients real value for the money and real adventure, descriptions of which we are in many of the classic and contemporary Africana books. We are in the business of making memories that last forever for our guests, and it is our privilege to be able to continue living in the land we love.

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Owner: Calvin Cottar and Family