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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Olderkesi Private Reserve | Olderkesi Private Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

Cottar's Camp was absolutely fantastic ! We adored Cottar's Camp from the minute we arrived. This is coming from very fussy 5 star travellers who have been on several safaris including 2 at Londolozi, Sirikoi in Kenya, Chickwenya in Zimbabwe and 2 in Zambia. THE PEOPLE We had a first class guide and spotter(not revealing their names as we want... More 

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This is my first posting ever on tripadvisor, and i would like to thank all former guests of Cottars 1920's that have ever contributed - mostly favourably - to tripadvisor ! Thank you ! We are far from perfect and still have a lot to learn after 90 years in the business (yes we are the oldest safari company in... More 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

First time ever on safari and had wonderful 2 nights/3 days packed with amazing hospitality and lovely accommodation. The drives were great , the guides really knowledgable and helpful, the staff couldn't do enough for us. It was the first holiday ever that my 3 teenage children were up before us , at sun rise, excited about seeing the wildlife.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

Travelled to Cottars with our family - three children aged 14, 12 and 6, plus friends who also have three children of similar ages. Stayed for two luxurious nights and had fantastic safari drives. Both day and evening. The guides were hugely experienced and clearly loved the area. Accommodation was outstanding and the whole ambience of the experience was outstanding.... More 

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East Anglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

We rated Cottars as the best lodge we have stayed in, having visited Kenya twice so far and visited a total of seven lodges. Accomodation was superb , staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly and Camp location was more isolated than other Masai Mara lodges. This is a very good point as it means that any animal sightings are not... More 

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Ventura County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

We arrived from Kenya and Cottar's Camp last week. It was wonderful in every way. We are seasoned travelers, have been to Kenya previously, and are extremely particular about accommodations. Cottar's did not disappoint. The guides were well spoken and are all Kenyan gold rated. The service was excellent, the showers and bush baths just the right temperature and welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

Stunning luxury camp with all the comforts and amenities one could want; in pristine setting with exclusive access to non-tourist areas around and within the Mara; highly educated and charming guides who provide honest, concerned and informed accounts about the area, the wildlife and the communities/culture. Was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the best way to see the migration and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at Cottar's 1920 Safari Camp. This was our first trip to Kenya, and we thoroughly enjoyed the authentic tented safari experience, the attentive staff, and the delicious meals. Our safari guide, William, took great pride in making our excursions into the Masai Mara exciting, informative and memorable. We'll not soon forget the thrill of watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

You can't go wrong with Calvin Cottar's superb camp. The accommodations and food are superb, the level of excellence of their guides, especially Douglas, is unsurpassed, and, if your lucky enough to have Calvin and his two delightful daughters at the camp, that's just icing on the cake. The wildlife was truly magnificent. Everything about this camp was truly remarkable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

I was recently fortunate enough to win a sweepstakes that paid for travel anywhere in the world I wanted to go. I have always dreamed of going on African safari. With the help of a travel consultant, we chose Cottar's Camp 1920's as one of our safari locations. We could not have been more fortunate to have made the decision... More 

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Address: Olderkesi Private Reserve | Olderkesi Private Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cottar's 1920's Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Cottar`s Camp 1920`s Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Cottar's 1920's Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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