Cottar’s 1920s Camp

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stamp3Why photographers love Cottar’s 1920s Camp

  • Cottar’s has a long tradition of excellent guiding.
  • It’s in a remote area far from crowds and other vehicles.
  • Cottar’s 1920’s camp is privately run with strongly invested owners – it’s the longest established safari business in Africa.

How we rate Cottar’s 1920s Camp

Wildlife  starstarstarstar to star
Wilderness  starstarstarstar to star
Lodge starstarstarstarstar
Dining starstarstarstarstar
Vehicles starstarstarstar
Guides starstarstarstarstar
Authenticity starstarstarstarstar

Cottar’s 1920s Camp at a glance

  • 11 1920’s-style luxury safari tents in total: 1 twin, 5 doubles, 4 family suites and 1 honeymoon tent, all with en-suite bathrooms
  • Family tents feature 2 en-suite bedrooms, shared veranda and living room with fireplace
  • 1 private house with five en-suite bedrooms for up to 10 guests plus a private pool, living and dining room and spacious viewing deck
  • Dining areas, pool, gift shop and spa
  • Open-sided game drive vehicles, some with charging outlets
  • 240v electricity in rooms plus charging outlets in communal areas
  • Wi-Fi

The concession

Cottar’s 1920s is set in the hills of a private 2,800 hectare (7,000 acre) concession bordering Serengeti, Masai Mara and LoBiondo reserves. The area offers varied terrain with no man-made structures, other than roads, in sight. The southeastern part of the Mara has most of the rhino population, in addition to lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe and elephant. There are over 450 bird species. Cottar’s has access to all the species found in the Mara including the great migration, but unique to Cottar’s reserve are Schalow’s turaco, colobus monkeys and rare Chandler’s reedbuck that can be found in the hills. Cottar’s 1920s sees the first wildebeest to arrive in Kenya during the great migration and the last to leave. From July to November, more than a million wildebeest and zebra cross into the Mara in search of green grass.

The seasons

The great migration comes through the Mara from July to November, which is high season at Cottar’s 1920s Camp. Short rains fall from October to December and the long rains come from April to May, when camp is much quieter. Rates are lower, but heavy rains can make it difficult to get around. Migrant birds are present from October to April.

What Cottar’s 1920s Camp costs

Cottar’s 1920s starts from $700 per person per room. Safari Air Express has daily flights from Nairobi to Coattar’s Private Airstrip.

Photographers need to know

Cottar’s is renowned for good guiding. Put in a special request to get one of their gold-level qualified Kenya Professional Safari Guides.

The good news

Cottar’s 1920s Camp is one of ten certified Global Ecosphere Retreats in the world and has the highest sustainability rating—gold—from Kenya Eco tourism accreditation.