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Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp
Cottars 1920s Camp

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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Aug-2018, 1 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Cottars 1920s Camp.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Buffalo

100% success

Eland

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

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Pangolin

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Striped Hyena

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The C family
Surrey

"Good Luxurious Camp -But too manicured for us"

3 nights Arrived 9 Aug 2018
"I find it difficult to criticise Cottars because they are a high end luxurious Camp and are very good at what they do, after all they celebrate their centenary next year.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr JS
Switzerland

"Spectacular Cottars"

4 nights Arrived 24 Dec 2017
"We were greeted by our amazing guide Douglas whose knowledge of wild life and flora is extensive. He is very interesting to talk to you and made sure that we had the best safari time ever.
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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs Muriel B
USA

"Like Living a Dream..."

4 nights Arrived 5 Sep 2017
"I am overwhelmed by the prospect of having to adequately review Cottar's Camp. This was, by far, the most exceptional part of our African adventure. From the time we were greeted at the airstrip by the beautiful Maasai guide, Maku, until we had to say farewell, there was nothing in these four days short of pure magic.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr G
Falmouth

"Good but not as good as they think they are"

4 nights Arrived 15 Oct 2014
"Cotters is good, but just something missing, guides and staff are very nice, but the management wasn't as hands on as at other camps.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs J
WMD

"Cottars 1920s Camp review"

4 nights Arrived 4 Aug 2014
"We really enjoyed the 1920 theme and the wonderful relaxed atmosphere created by the staff. We were suprised that although there were animals by the camp we had to travel some distance onto the Mara for any of the big five.

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
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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