Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp in Kenya provides the romance of safari under cream canvas tents in a style of the bygone era of the twenties.

Vintage Luxury
At Its Best

Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp holds an ideal location in the 3000-hectare private Olderkesi Conservancy and borders both the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Tanzania’s’ Serengeti Game Reserve. Owned and managed by the oldest established and continuing safari family in Africa, it extends an era of luxury and quality and returns to the original spirit and essence of a safari. The Cottar family have been providing safaris for more than 100 years and focuses on an authentic and individualised safari experience whilst supporting an ongoing legacy of wilderness, wildlife and conservation. 

Owned and managed by the longest-established safari family in Africa, the award-winning Cottar’s 1920s Camp, private Bush Villa and Conservation Camp are located in the famous ‘seventh’ natural wonder of the world, the Masai Mara in Kenya.


Kenya, Maasai Mara


Sense of Romance.
Proximity to Maasai Mara.
Reminiscent of a bygone era.

No of Rooms

9 - two unique honeymoon tents, four double tents and three family tents

Style of accommodation

Canvas Tent

Child Policy

Welcomes children of all ages


  • Full board accommodation
  • Water, tea and coffee, local drinks 
  • All safari activities unless specified otherwise
  • Cottar’s Warrior School, available at the 1920s Camp and Bush Villa only
  • Canvas Bush Baths
  • Laundry


  • Champagne, Luxury wines and spirits
  • Park and Conservancy fees
  • Cultural village entry fee
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Exclusive use of the vehicle
  • Balloon ride over the Maasai Mara & certain activities
  • Gratuities
  • Personal purchases

The 1920s Camp speaks to the romance of the ‘20s with nine cream canvas tents (two unique honeymoon tents, four double tents and three family tents), all with en suite bathrooms and modern amenities. The family tents are open-plan and have living rooms with fireplaces. There are two mess tent areas for fine dining, drinking, reading and relaxing, and an amazing pool and spa. The location of the camp provides easy access for day and night wildlife drives in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Olderkesi Conservancy, wildlife walks, and cultural interactions with the Maasai community. Cottars is committed to conserving crucial wilderness areas in East Africa through travel.

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