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    Cottar's 1920s Camp & Bush Villa

    Masai Mara | Maasai Mara, Olderkesi Private Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve 00100, Kenya
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    Reviewed 7 August 2014

    By far the best vacation we've had. The icing on the cake was the final three nights we spent at cottars. The atmosphere, facilities and views were amazing. Our guide, G.G. was fantastic, excellent with the kids, very knowledgeable and managed to cover everything we...More

    Thank KML0nd0n
    Response from calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920s Camp & Bush VillaResponded 12 August 2014

    To have Cottars termed as the best camp on the best vacation you ever had means so much to us...thank you so much for this accolade! Calvin

    Reviewed 7 August 2014

    We were fortunate enough to stay at Cottars for 5 nights at the end of July 2014 at the height of the migration and our time there proved to be the most magical and memorable trip we have ever had. We were met at Cottars...More

    Thank Thomas C
    Response from calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920s Camp & Bush VillaResponded 12 August 2014

    Thomas C, one of the best trip reports ever! Thank you! It touched on the authenticity of the Cottars experience, as well as the quality of our wonderful staff and guides... Thank you again! Calvin

    Reviewed 4 August 2014

    That was an amazing stay and an amazing human experience. The tents are really well accomodated and back into the Kenya colonial times and early days of safari. People were really there for us. The guides were perfectly English fluent and very knowledgeable on the...More

    Thank titiparis01
    Response from calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920s Camp & Bush VillaResponded 12 August 2014

    Thank you so much for your very supportive trip report.. To the point and straight as an arrow! Calvin

    Reviewed 21 July 2014

    Our trip to Cottar's was easily the best vacation I have ever had. From the minute we touched down in Nairobi International through our departure, Calvin Cottar or a representative from the camp was there to help us and guide us. Calvin even accompanied us...More

    Thank TommyWhiteley
    Response from calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920s Camp & Bush VillaResponded 12 August 2014

    Tommy, you are a star for posting such a positive and supportive trip report...thank you! But a lot of time has passed since you travelled and there has been 100% improvement across the board which you should come and see soon..with the family..All the best...More

    Reviewed 10 July 2014

    Cottar's camp was our second and last stop on our week long safari in Kenya. It is a beautiful camp that reminds me of what it must have been like to be on Kenyan safari in the days of "Out of Africa." We were picked...More

    Thank NYnomad
    Response from calvincottar, Owner at Cottar's 1920s Camp & Bush VillaResponded 12 August 2014

    So many thanks for the wonderful post and yes sometimes we give our up and coming Maasai guides a chance to 'take the reins' so to speak and do some guiding....no one has more intimate knowledge of the area and the wildlife, and of course...More

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    • Pool
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    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$1,429 - US$4,284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
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    • Masai Mara National Reserve >
    • Olderkesi Private Reserve
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    Response from calvincottar | Property representative |
    Yes as mentioned above; there is electricity in the tents overnight. Looking forward to having you with us! Tents have 240v electricity 24 hours. Guests can recharge their camera batteries in the tents, Bush Villa, cars and... More
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    "Bush Villa can accommodate up to 12 people and has views onto the savannah plains"
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    "All tents are stunning"
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    "Family tents are good fun, with fireplace, and nearer to the pool"
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    "We had a family tent, it was spacious and beautifully decorated."
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