My partner and I stayed a week at the Cottar's Camp - and it has to be the most extraordinary experience amongst our many travels. From management to every staff member they go above and beyond the call of duty to take care of you. The house and the grounds are so beautifully kept and decorated. Ziporah the house manager, Jarat the housekeeper were so friendly - attentive. We fell in love with Francis - the butler - who makes perfect martinis and spoils you. The chef - Levi - is a master. Special kudos to him for I'm a vegetarian who doesn't like to eat simple carbs and he whipped up amazing meals every day.
Our guide for the game drives was Mako - and we were in incredible hands with him. We got to see all the Big 5. He is so vastly knowledgeable about the culture and history of the place. We also felt extremely safe and well protected under his guidance. He works closely with a spotter named Kitipa - who is able to spot leopards and rhinoceros and cheetahs in the most remote places. They also taught me Swahili - and within a week - I was able to speak and communicate. We highly recommend taking a bush walk with Moses - the man is incredible. And he shows you footprints and what they mean - he explains plants - and you get an amazing sense of the surroundings.
I could go on and on about Cottar's. It's an fantastic company/resort/safari. First class - and 5 star treatment. Whatever the price is completely worth it.