Cottar’s Safaris, Masai Mara

Established in 1919, Cottar’s soon gathered a name for offering superlative safaris that took well-heeled adventurers into the wilds of East Africa on the track of big game. Today, the Cottar’s reputation for unforgettable safaris is undiminished. Vast numbers of wild animals still roam across the East African landscape; the Masai Mara and the Serengeti are home to the largest concentrations of terrestrial game on the planet, with migrations that number over 2½ million individual animals.

So specify Cottar’s Safari Camp or Bush Villa when planning your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Kenya and you’re likely to see endless stretches of wildebeest, prides of lion, great herds of zebra, elephants and buffalo, giraffe and rhino. In fact, all of the ‘big five’ as well as leopard, hunting dogs, hyenas….

Cottar’s Safaris, at a glance

  • Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp and Bush Villa
  • Set in a 6000 acre private conservancy close to the Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • The camp offers a choice of 10 tents – five double, four family, one honeymoon - all with en suite bathrooms
  • Family tents have living rooms
  • Cottar’s Bush Villa, close to Masai Mara and just a kilometre from the Tanzania Serengeti Game Reserve
  • Five en suite bedrooms, dedicated game vehicles and guides, large living room and viewing deck
  • Serviced by a staff of eight

For leisure and pleasure

  • Day and night game drives into the Masai Mara
  • Safaris around the game-rich conservancy
  • Game walks with experienced guides for close up experiences and insect, flora and fauna insight
  • Excellent bird watching
  • Cultural interaction with the local Masai communities
  • Savannah safari bathing and showering
  • The whole organisation from Heathrow and back was seamless and first class. Our thanks to Ultimate yet again

    DC, Spain, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7