Reviews of Cottars 1920s Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
5 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Cottars 1920s Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Good Luxurious Camp -But too manicured for us"
However it did not really hit our buttons, didn't feel homely.
For us it was rather too manicured and hotel like. Not rustic and 'in the bush' . It had a lawn with a Croquet pitch! No doubt all part of the 1920's Colonial themed feel, I am sure.
In fact it felt a bit detached from the Bush - no water holes to overlook and to attract the animals in.
The staff were nice people and professional.
Our Guide Douglas was excellent and I would recommend him highly - very likeable and knowledgeable.
However the Game drive experiences overall were disappointing - We are experienced safari people and do not expect to see everything on tap. However over 6 Game drives we would have expected to have seen a few more highlights than we actually did.
In the round not one for us but I am sure that most people who go there - who want the kind of experience on offer will love it." See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
The camp itself really is spectacular and the referrals to the "Out of Africa" movie are so justified.
I especially loved the integration of the Masai people and culture in the camp life.
Our tents were very beautiful and the beds very comfortable. The food was excellent and our kids will never forget "Super Star"." See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
"Like Living a Dream..."
The camp itself is exquisite. I absolutely loved the colonial motif, and was fascinated by the stories of the Cottar family's life in Africa for something like five generations. We were lucky to meet Calvin Cottar who is a wonderful, generous, worldly man. It was our 20th Anniversary, and the camp went to great lengths to give us a special experience, which I will not share because I don't want others to compare their experience to ours.
We stayed in the impossibly romantic Honeymoon Tent and indulged in the complimentary "Bush Bath" which will always be a peak memory. The view from the room was breath-taking, the bed as comfortable as one can imagine, and the shower hot and voluminous.
The meals were served European style, at one large table. There we met and dined with lovely folks from the U.S., Europe and Africa-- and just enjoyed the company and conversation so very, very much. The food was perfectly fresh and delicious.
I actually cried leaving here. This is a destination that will capture your imagination and soul." See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya; 2n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
"Good but not as good as they think they are"
Great wildlife once you drive across sand river into southeast Mara, but not much near camp no good for short game drives need full day out. I liked that the guides joined you for dinner" See all these reviews: 13n in Kenya
"Cottars 1920s Camp review"
Once on the Mara the game veiwing was excellent, the high light being surrounded by thousands of wilderbeast and zebras on the migration. Wonderful experience." See all these reviews: 5n in Tanzania; 4n in Kenya
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