In 1919, together with his sons, Charles established ‘Cottar’s Safari Service’, one of the very first registered safari companies offering superior film safaris outfitting throughout Africa, India and Indochina. After a thriving and colourful history of African safaris throughout the 19th century, Calvin and Louise, began Cottar’s in the Maasai Mara in the mid-nineties. To this day they continue to represent the Cottar family safari heritage and 2019 celebrates their 100th anniversary.
Cottar’s 1920 Camp, The Bush Villa and The Fly Camp are luxurious and authentic safari environments ideally located in the game rich Maasai Mara. At Cottar’s you can enjoy stunning wildlife and wilderness, where you will engage in the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’; seeing an abundance of wildlife sightings with a guarantee of privacy, as well as experiencing the highest standards of professional guiding.
COTTAR’S 1920s CAMP provides the romance of safari under cream canvas tents. Incorporating the style of the bygone era of the twenties, while supplying the amenities required by today’s modern travelers.
COTTAR’S BUSH VILLA is a private villa with breath-taking views onto the savannah plains and provides a luxury private stay for up to twelve guests. The Villa also has its own private 25 metre pool.
COTTAR’S FLY CAMP is perfect for guests who want to enjoy a more simplistic type of traditional safari experience.
Activities are tailored to give guests the most true safari experiences with a guiding style that is different, emphasizing the quality not the quantity of the wilderness and wildlife, the emotional intelligence of the guide to become your friend and to have guests value and appreciate the pace of this stunning environment. Cottar’s strive to maintain balance between a prosperous business and sustainable conservation, social entrepreneurship, and community development. All activities are centred around this.