24th April 2013,
We loved the adventure of a genuine safari in tented accommodation. Cottar’s 1920′s has been in the same family for generations and it is the oldest safari camp in Africa. The proud heritage shapes the experience in this luxury outpost.
Cottar’s is in the right spot for following the migrating wildebeest. Fantastic game viewing is almost guaranteed and the guests are accompanied by some of the best guides in Kenya.
It’s the real thing: the authentic safari camp experience, and Calvin Cottars is the “genuine article”, having lived in the bush most of his life.
5th April 2013,
Africa's 10 Best Safari Guides-Telegraph
Read this interesting article on the best guides in Africa by Brian Jackman who ahd the pleasure of being guided by our very own Gold guide, Calvin Cottar.
6th February 2013,
February is the month of love, come and experience the Mara like never before and create new fond memories with your loved ones.
View our special offers for this wonderful occassion and contact your travel agent to find out more.....
'Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination' ~Voltaire~
7th January 2013,
Official Commencement of Olderikesi Conservancy
After years of working towards this day, and with great relief and excitement, the Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust has signed an agreement with the Olderikesi Maasai community to secure for the next 10 years an area of their land for wildlife conservation in a critical buffer zone bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The agreement requires boma's inside the conservancy area to voluntarily move to other lands on olderikesi group ranch previously allocated for this purpose within six months by 1 st July 2013.
With the starting of this wildlife conservancy, one of the most important corridors for elephant movement to and from the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Lolita forest will be secured from the immediate threat of land fragmentation, agriculture and fencing.
Indeed, wildlife surveys by the international livestock research institute amongst others have highlighted losses of up to 80% of key wildlife species over the past 30 years, mostly attributed to land use change to agriculture and fenced off fragmentation on land adjacent to the Mara Reserve, as well as grazing competition with domestic livestock.
With this new initiative, the Maasai landowners of Olderikesi have bravely gone against the normal process of land fragmentation and subdivision that has blighted other Maasai communities around Narok district into poverty.
This move ensues that their land will not be sold off to 'all and sundry' and made incompatible for wildlife and tourism in the future, and ensures a regular and reliable source of income for each family.
Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust is proud to be a part of this process, and appeals for any financial help and donations towards the expansion of this conservancy as the entire greater mara ecosystem up to the Loita hills and covering 13 major group ranches needs to be secured in a similar manner.
For more detailed information and interest in donating funds to help us expand this wildlife conservation easement program in the maasai mara area,
please contact us at:
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Telephone: +254 (0) 733773378 or +254 (0) 733468180
2nd January 2013,
Bridging The Gap Africa project at Sand River
We are proud to be associated with this new bridge which was completed just in time before the floods arrived late December 2012.
Harmon Parker of 'Bridging The Gap Africa' foundation did an excellent job, with engineering design done by a specialist from the USA and the steel components manufactured in Nairobi.
We are proud to say that Cottars have been instrumental in funding It's construction and it is expected to save at least 5 lives this year, historically the average loss of life to drowning every year on this stretch of the river.
We will be doing an opening ceremony with Harmon sometime in January; will post this date when it is finalized.
Many thanks Harmon for pulling this off with such little time before the floods!
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