• Rooms

    Brimming with elegance, each of the tents and suites recalls the 1920s safari era - think draping fabrics, polished wooden furnishings and period memorabilia. Most also feature fun wildlife-inspired art and designer light fittings. For an added allure, one villa even has its own private pool. Family options and honeymoon tents are available.

    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    This is not your average hotel; comprising of cream-canvassed tents, Cottar’s is perfect for those looking for a unique safari experience with all the extra luxuries of a boutique hideaway. Recalling the bygone era of the twenties, décor is as glam as it is stylish, with anything from polished wooden furnishings and wildlife-inspired art, to draping fabrics and designer light fittings. 

    Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp is a family-run operation that has been running since 1919 - experience that shows in the wonderful staff and excellent attention to detail. For a start, the hotel has developed to spread over an entire kilometer, ensuring each tent gets a healthy dose of peace and quiet. 

    Most notable of all, the hotel is set in its own 7000 acre grounds which adjoin the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park. The result: an unspoilt and exclusive safari experience - certainly a trip to remember.

    This is a child-friendly hotel, with a children’s club and pool to keep the little ones entertained. 


    You can be sure that you’re getting a top-notch safari tour at Cottar’s, who not only have an expert collection of highly qualified guides at your disposal, but have also hold a string of awards for their fantastic tours. Whether you’re looking for a month-long tour, a family break, or a romantic wildlife-filled honeymoon, there are an array of excellent tours to pick from.

    After a awe-inspiring day spotting leopards, elephants and giraffes, retreat to the hotel’s swimming pool, or book in for a relaxing massage in the small spa. 

    Travelling with the little ones? There is a children’s club that’s sure to keep them entertained and babysitting services are also available. 


    Meals at Cottar’s are not to be missed, with a range of fine dining dishes that are sure to tantalise your tastebuds. In the mornings, a great breakfast is served and is included in most room rates (see rate detail below).

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • Award-winning safari experience

    • 1920s safari décor

    • 7000 acre grounds

    Why book with Chic?

    Your trusted travel partner

    Curated collection

    Personal service

    Insider knowledge

  • Facilities
    • babysitting

    • child friendly

    • WiFi/Internet

    • car parking

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    • spa treatment room

    Facility details:

    Babysitting or childcare (free), Barbecue grill(s), Children's club, Children's club (free), Concierge services, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Free WiFi, Free airport transportation, Free breakfast, Free self parking, Garden, Laundry facilities, Luggage storage, Number of bars/lounges - 2, Number of outdoor pools - 2, Restaurant, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Spa services on site, Supervised childcare/activities, Supervised childcare/activities (free), Terrace, Tours/ticket assistance, Year Built - 1998.
  • Location

    Cottar's Private Conservancy in, - Masai Mara, Kenya

    How to get there?

    The hotel offers an airport shuttle; please arrange with hotel ahead of arrival (extra charge applies)

    Nearest airport

    Keekorok airport is a 1 hour 30-minute drive from the hotel (17km)

    Cottar’s also has its own private airstrip just a 10-minute drive from the hotel 



Each hotel specially selected for its unique charm


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.


Please ask for details about our airport transfer service

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)