Cottar’s 1920s Camp, Ol Derkesi Conservancy, Masai Mara

Cottar’s 1920s Camp was named as: No.9 Best Resorts in the World overall, and No.2 Best Resorts in Central & Eastern Africa in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2023 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS. The camp is situated in the 7608-acre private Olderkesi Conservancy bordering the famous ‘seventh’ natural wonder of the world, the Maasai Mara and the Tanzania 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 ‘safari’.

The camp has eleven tents in total (two unique honeymoon tents, five double tents and four family tents), all with en suite bathrooms. The family tents are open-plan and have living rooms with fireplaces. The entire camp is situated to ensure that tents are private and quiet whether for honeymooners or families with young children.

The camp has two main mess tent areas for fine dining, drinking, reading and relaxing, and an amazing pool and spa where guests can relax after a game drive. Guests can also enjoy a traditional canvas safari bath, a genuinely unique way of bathing specifically set up on the tent’s verandah, with views out over the plains. 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.


  • KES 61,560 per person sharing per night in a tent

Valid till 31 Oct 2023


  • KES 30,665 per person sharing per night in a tent

Valid from 1 Nov to 19 Dec 2023


Note: Villa is also available



  • Full board accommodation, water, tea and coffee
  • Local drinks – soft drinks, house wines, beers, and select spirits
  • Safari activities as specified
  • Cottar’s Private Airstrip transfers
  • Transfers to cultural visits
  • Laundry
  • Nanny service available – must be booked at least two weeks prior to arrival date


Included activities

  • Wildlife drives
  • Wilderness run/walk with a Maasai warrior
  • Cottar’s famous traditional canvas bush bath
  • Maasai Warrior School
  • Maasai warrior singing and dancing
  • Medicinal and foraging walk
  • 1 hr Maasai beading with Mamma Nashiro Batian
  • The Explorer’s Tent educational visit
  • Swimming and/or fishing at the waterfall
  • Pool time
  • Coffee tasting experience
  • Stargazing experience
  • Reforestation seedball dispersal activity
  • Kids entomology safari activities
  • Carbon footprint, recycle and upcycle talk and experience
  • One hour learning with female conservation rangers


  • Champagne, luxury wines and spirits
  • Park and Conservancy fees
  • Cultural village entry fee ($20 pp)
  • Massage and Spa treatments (starting from $50)
  • Exclusive use of vehicle – $330 per day
  • Certain activities (see separate activities list)
  • Transfers to and from Keekorok Airstrip


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