Cottar's 1920s Camp


Cottar's 1920s Camp provides one of the world's best sustainable, bespoke wildlife and wilderness experiences.

Why you'll love it here

  • Stay in an authentic multi-award winning safari camp
  • Cottar's 1920s camp and Cottar's Private Bush Villa are one of only 11 accredited Global Ecosphere Retreats in the world
  • Immerse yourself with the camp's spectacular array of activities
  • Enjoy the ultimate exclusivity in Cottar's private and elegant Bush Villa

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon, Family,


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Vintage luxury at its best, this destination has its own 7,608-acre private conservancy and is situated just one kilometre from the Maasai Mara in Kenya and the Tanzania Serengeti Game Reserve.

Cottar’s 1920s Camp provides the romance of safari under cream canvas tents, the style of a bygone era - the twenties - while at the same time supplying the amenities required by today’s modern world travellers. It offers an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy and some of the best guides in Kenya.

Cottar’s Private Bush Villa has a breathtaking view onto the savannah plains which carry the great annual wildebeest migration and is set amidst a backdrop of the Olentoroto Maasai Hills. It's perfect if you want absolute privacy in the Maasai Mara, combined with dedicated and discreet staff, award-winning guides and an abundance of wildlife.

The camp has 11 beautifully appointed canvas accommodation tents - two unique honeymoon tents, five double tents and four family tents - all with en-suite bathrooms. In addition, Cottar's Private Bush Villa can accommodate up to twelve people and has its own 25-meter swimming pool.

Cottar's Bush Villa

Cottar's Bush Villa

Sleeps: 12 Adults

Cottar’s Bush Villa has a breathtaking view over the savannah plains that carry the great annual wildebeest migration and is set amidst a backdrop of the Olderkesi Hills. You can enjoy privately guided wildlife drives, night wildlife drives, bush walks, swimming and fishing. Cottar’s Private Bush Villa is bookable on an exclusive basis and comes with eight dedicated staff.
Double Tent

Double Tent

Sleeps: 2 Adults

The Double Tent boasts a private en-suite dressing room and bathroom, a large main bedroom and spacious veranda.
Honeymoon Tent

Honeymoon Tent

Sleeps: 2 Adults

The luxury Honeymoon Tent is located at the end of the camp, providing extra privacy. This tent is larger and includes a private en-suite dressing room and bathroom, and main bedroom with veranda.
Family Tent

Family Tent

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 3 Children

The Family Tent includes two en suite bedrooms with a shared sitting/dining room as well as a private en suite dressing room and bathroom, main bedroom with veranda and a living room with a fireplace.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Library
  • Boma
  • Bar 
  • Lounge
  • Dining Tent
  • Wi-Fi
Dining Experience

Dining Experience

There are many dining experiences you can enjoy, including the ‘Forage to Fork’ dining experience; picnic bush breakfast, lunch and dinner; al fresco lunch at the 1920s Camp; al fresco lunch in the pavilion by the Bush Villa pool; African night; candlelit dinner by the pool; group lunch by the pool; and cooked breakfast in the bush.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cottar's activities are tailored to give you the most authentic African safari experiences, with a guiding style that's different from other safaris, emphasising the quality of wilderness and wildlife.

Experiences include:

  • Day and Night Wildlife Drives
  • Guided Bush Walks - Bush Meals
  • Sundowners
  • Cultural Visits to Maasai Village
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterfall Swimming and Fishing (Seasonal)
  • Massage and Spa Treatments
  • Dapper Flapper Shop - Maasai Warrior School
  • Running with a Maasai Warrior
  • Canvas Bush Bath (only available at the 1920s Camp)
  • Balloon Flight over the Maasai Mara

Cottar's have partnered with the Africa Wildlife Foundation on their conservation and development efforts.

Created in 1961, AWF focuses solely on conservation in Africa. From initial investments in Africa’s wildlife colleges - that trained today’s cadre of protected area managers and wildlife authority directors - to training law enforcement officials across the continent, AWF has backed African capacity and leadership for conservation for almost six decades. Their vision – one Cottar's shares - is of an Africa where sustainable development includes thriving wildlife and wildlands as a cultural and economic asset for Africa’s future generations.

Kenya travel information

  • Time zone: +3 GMT
  • Flight time: 8 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Kenya Airlines
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15%
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a high risk of malaria in Kenya as a whole, but there is a very low risk of malaria in the city of Nairobi and in the highlands above 2,500m. There is a risk of yellow fever transmission in parts of Kenya and there is a certificate requirement. Yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Population: 5.6203e+007
  • National languages: English, Swahili
  • Electricity and plugs: Type G, 240V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Kenya if you have a British passport - apply online

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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