Media & Accolades

Cottar's 1920's Camp, Media Snippets

“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.”

-Travel + Leisure : World’s best awards

‘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.’


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.”

-Harpers Abroad

‘Into the Bush with the best’

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

-Conde Nast Traveller

‘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.”
-Financial Times

‘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’.
-Architectural Digest

Best Safari House
Best Value Safari Property
Best Walking Safari
Best Guiding Team
Best Family Safari Experience
Best Ecologically Responsible
Best Mobile Safari
Best Community Focused

~ Safari Awards, 2016 Nominated

Best Safari Product in East Africa , Finalist
Best Safari Guiding Team , Finalist
Best Ecological Property
Best Community Property

~ The Good Safari Guide, 2014/2015 Nominated

Kenya Leading Safari Camp
~World Travel Awards, Nominated

Trip Of A Lifetime
~Fodors Travel Awards, 2014

GOLD Eco Rating Certification
~Ecotourism Kenya, 2014/2015

SILVER Eco Rating Certification
~ Ecotourism Kenya, 2013/2014 Nominated

Best Safari Product in East Africa
Best Safari Guide Team
Best Ecological Property
Best Community Property

~The Good Safari Guide, 2012 Nomination

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