My Husband and I arrived at Cottars on the 7th March 2011. We were met at the airstrip by our guide for the next three days, Douglas Gaturo. What a guide, what a guy and what a three days of excitment he gave us. On our way to the camp he gave us a game drive to remember, we saw so many different animals, birds and flora and his knowledge was so extensive about everything we knew immediately this was going to be awesome. On arriving at Cottars we were met by almost all the staff, who gave us such a warm greeting. We were shown to our tent, yes a tent for that is what it was but no ordinary tent it had a four poster bed, chaise longue and outside were two rocking chairs and a table holding a decanter of Sherry and fine glasses for our enjoyment whilst taking in the magnificent view out over the mara. Our days started at 5am (this was our choice as we were advised that we would see more animals in the cool of the morning) with our own butler bringing us our cuppa and biscuits. We were then escorted by our own Masai warrior to the vechicle to start our adventure. There seemed to be no time limit put on our drive and we chose to have breakfast out which was served by our own Masai Warrior, Marco, who accompanied us every day as our scout, breakfast was served in some amazing spots,Marco proved a magnificent scout spotting many of the wild life .We soon recognised the word Simba and eagerly scanned the land for a Lion! The remoteness of this camp ensured that each game drive felt as though we had the whole of the Masai Mara to ourselves as Douglas would ensure we never met another vehicle.On our way back to camp in the evening we would stop in yet another magical spot where Cottars had set up a bar and camp fire for Sundowners and canapes-magical! Each night all the guests and guides would dine together eagerly reliving their adventures of that day over fine wine and the best a-la-carte food ever. After dinner we would retire to the central fire place where Calvin Cottar would tell us his stories about Cottars before our Masai Warrior would escort us safely back to our tent. We would recommend this camp to everyone as a must do, it is old time elegance mixed with the modern day safari with a family atmosphere.What a superb combination,what fantastic memories. We hope to return to share this awesome experience with our family.
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