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Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cottars is a place like no other. From the moment you arrive at the airstrip to the sad moment you depart, you will be taken on a journey that will fill you with amazement, happiness and a yearning to return. You will get all the luxuries you could need at Cottars (and they get all the little things right) but...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, friendly and helpful staff. Guide Letura and his helper were able to find a needle in a haystack. Tents big and beautifully decorated. Surroundings were amazing. We hope we can come back soon😊

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Old Basing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the best holiday ever all the staff were so helpful and polite, the views were out of this world and the game drives were excellent. We had bush breakfast on a couple of days which was extraordinary

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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations for our visit to Kenya, but were surprised by just how far these expectations were surpassed! Our stay at Cottar's was our second of two camps. Both were amazing and Cottar's offered something special with a unique (luxury) tent experience. We felt wonderfully isolated, but incredibly well taken care of by the great Cottar's team who...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Dear Julie, apologies for my late reply to your wonderful review! I've been in South Africa for the last few weeks. Thank you so much and I'm so glad that you had such a lovely time with us, it was great to meet you too. Please come back anytime, we will be waiting with tea and biscuits! Have a lovely...

Reviewed April 1, 2017

Cotar's the best camp you can find in Masai Mara. If you're planning for a safari, this is the best I've experienced up to know - I've been before to Kruger and this is a far better spot in terms of animals and proximity to animals. The camp is an incredible experience - it makes you wonder you're in a...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us and we hope you will be back again soon. Have a wonderful year ahead, Calvin

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The whole experience is amazing! We arrived and Ken and Super Star were there to meet us in the truck, we were treated like royalty! The staff at the camp are so wonderful! The tents are fantastic! We slept like babies each night. The early morning starts for the safari drives is a bit rough but once you're out there...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you Tony! Yes the early mornings can be a bit tough but you're right once you're out there and spotting the animals you soon realize it's worth it. I'm happy to hear that Ken and Super Star looked after you so well and great that you saw 4 of the big 5, fantastic! Do visit us again soon. Thank...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Calvin Cottar has created the opportunity for individuals and families to participate in one of the most incredible experiences possible in this lifetime. Words cannot successfully describe how amazed my husband and I were from the minute our small plane landed through the time we arrived back in Nairobi. Every detail you could possibly imagine is meticulously planned and refined...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you! I don't know what to say, I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed your time with our fantastic team so much. It was lovely to meet you and your husband and we can't wait to have you back for your 5-year anniversary! Enock will be so proud of your lovely comments, thank you....

Sag Harbor, New York
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We couldn't have asked for a better experience! this being my dream trip and having wanted to specifically stay at Cottars for years, they more than made my dream an amazing reality. We couldn't have asked for better service, a.more smiling and happy staff and luxury accommodations. From Calvin, the owner, our fantastic guide Ken, amazing massages and wow, I...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you so much Treva! It was a pleasure having you to stay and we're so happy to hear that we made your dream a reality. Thank you for your kind words about our team and camp, we are very grateful and we hope to have you back to stay again soon! All the best, Calvin

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We live in Kenya and over the last three years have stayed in lots of lovely camps, but I believe that Cottar's outshined them all. Cosy and comfortable tents, picturesque extensive grounds, fantastic and very well presented meals - we knew we'd find it all there. All the extra activities offered at the camp came as a very nice surprise...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Wow what a review, thank you so much and it means a lot coming from someone so well traveled through Kenya. It's fantastic to hear what a great trip you had and that your friends are thinking of coming back, we will be ready when they are! You're right though "What makes Cottar's absolutely special is the people who work...

Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Cottar's provided a great first safari and travel experience in Maasai Mara and Kenya. Our guide (Mako), a local Maasai, did a wonderful job of locating wildlife, teaching us about the animals and helping us appreciate many aspects of local life. Rooms/tents are very clean and nicely decorated. The food was excellent and kitchen staff very accommodating! There are many...

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calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm really happy to hear that your trip went so well and that you had such a great time with us. You're right we have an amazing team and 'Cottar's family' that we are very proud of. Thank you very much, Calvin

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Nearly 90 years on, we continue to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, we return to the original spirit and essence of "safari", reminiscent of a golden era; an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance. Situated in the Masai Mara, in an untouched exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the area guarantees privacy and an abundance of wildlife. The camp accommodates up to 28 guests in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished. The Cottar's Bush Villa is a private villa with 5 en suite bedrooms, amazing views and private chef and guides. ... more   less 

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Address: Olderkesi Private Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve > Olderkesi Private Reserve
Price Range: $1,345 - $4,094 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cottar's 1920's & Cottar’s Bush Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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