At the heart of a 7,000-acre private conservancy, Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp is uniquely situated at the doorstep of the internationally renowned Maasai Mara Reserve. As soon as you step foot on Keekorok’s tiny regional airstrip, the breath-taking Kenyan landscape will leave you speechless. Countless lions, zebras, giraffes, buffalos and all sorts of antelopes will welcome you to their ancestral land as you make your way to the lodge.
As you make your way to Cottar’s accommodation, its 9 luxury tents will progressively appear on the horizon. Each of them is connected by a wild path through bushes. However, do not fear the absence of a fence, it will only taint your stay with authenticity, as elands and baboons will be part of your daily movements. Along with an appointed Maasai warrior after sundown, each tent has its own butler and a private guide, both incredibly knowledgeable about the camp, the area and the animals.
Making you feel at home even in the heart of African bushes, Cottar’s magic really happens near the warmth of the intimate fire place, or at the dinner table where guests can share their respective experiences of the wild.
SUSTAINABILITY is Cottar’s watchword. Every step of your stay would have previously been thought to maximise the preservation of both the surrounding wildlife and local communities.
Not a single plastic bottle can be found onsite. Indeed, drinking water is exclusively extracted from a natural spring nearby thus limiting the environmentally-heavy cost of importation. Similarly, and unless a guest requests otherwise, hot water is available 10 hours per day, heated by wood and elephant dung. Food is fully locally-sourced with most vegetables grown in the camp’s garden or bought in local villages. To top it all up, the camp is about to become 100% energy self-sufficient thanks to its newly-installed solar panels.