Cottar's 1920's Camp, Media Snippets

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 “Follow The Leaders”

“The Cottar clan is referred to in the book as the First Family of the safari business.  If you want to track the safari bloodline, you go to Cottar’s.”

Financial Times

‘Romance full of pedigree and promise’

‘For those who find themselves hooked on Africa, there comes a time when the want something different, …not every guide can take you there. Some do not have the taste for it and some do not have the know-how, but Calvin Cottar and his 1920s safaris come with the kind of pedigree and promise that is hard to resist.”

Architectural Digest

‘Evoking the Golden age of the East African Adventure’

‘One very special place, however, aims to give its visitors a unique encounter with Africa. Cottars 1920s Camp harmoniously fuses the elements that make for a stylish, comfortable, one-of-a-kind safari adventure’.


‘Trekking Into Africa’

‘Over the years, Cottars has guided royalty, sports figures, assorted tycoons, and scores of more down-to-earth types on safaris completely tailored to meet their needs and desires.’

Conde Nast Traveler

‘Into the Bush with the best’

‘If you ask Africa hand to name the best guides, Cottar appears at the top of every list’.

Harpers Abroad

The 150 Best places on earth – Winner ‘Best Tented Camp in the World’, 2003

“Cottar’s Safari Camp is sublime: pure Out of Africa. The golden age of safari is recreated in a heady cocktail of marquee tents, antique furnishings and liveried staff.”

SILVER Eco rating certification
~ Ecotourism Kenya, 2013/2014
~ The Good Safari Guide Best Safari Product in East Africa,
Best Safari Guide Team, Best Ecological Property, Best Community Property, 2012
Finalist Best Safari Guiding Team
~ The Good Safari Guide, 2009/2011
Finalist Best Safari Property in East Africa
~ The Good Safari Guide, 2009/2010
Best Guide
~ Harper’s Bazaar, 2008
101 Best Hotels
~ Tatler Travel Guide 2007
The 50 Best Camp Sites
~ The Independent, April 2006
Best Safari Camp
~ Harpers & Queen, January 2003
Best Tented Camp in the World
~ Tatler Magazine, January 2003
Top Guides of Africa
~ Condé Nast Traveller, November 2002