Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Think I-max and 3-D scenes from the Discovery Channel and National Geographic to get a real-time experience of Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Combine all this with retro images from Out of Africa and a Hemingway novel, to visualise one of the original safari outfitters still hosting guests in the Mara: Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp. The Cottar family began guiding safaris in the pioneer days for Hemingway and Johnson. Cottars camp is still a beacon for style-conscious wildlife seekers, in a pristine concession bordering Tanzania’s Serengeti and Loliondo reserves. Professionally guided bush walks with excellent guides, game drives in open safari vehicles are Cottars’ hallmark.

Styled with authentic artefacts, antiques and photo albums, the camp discreetly offers modern service, making guests comfortably at-home in its history: vast white tents with ensuite bathrooms, shaded by Acacia trees, views across plains.

Cottars feels like a scene from Out of Africa

The Sunday Times