Th ultimate Mara safari: 3 nights at Governors’ Il Moran Camp and 3 nights Cottar’s 1920s Camp.
Fly from Nairobi Wilson Airport directly to Masai Mara. Met on arrival and transferred to Il Moran Camp, enjoying a game drive en route. Depending on your arrival time either enjoy lunch and an afternoon of discovering Kenya’s safari jewel, the Masai Mara, or enjoy sundowners followed by a candle-lit dinner.
Il Moran Camp is hidden in the cool shade of the riverine forest that follows the meanders of the Mara River. Each tent enjoys a private location from which to take in the beautiful and serene setting. Hippos wallow in the river waters below, elephants wander through camp, and the night time is punctuated by hyena whoops and lion calls.
Each canvassed room is expansive and furnished to a superior standard. Beautiful recycled old wood furniture and muted natural tones are a natural extension of the environment around. Each stylish bathroom boasts a Victorian style bath and his & her vanities. A large verandah is designed for relaxing in comfort in the peaceful surroundings.
The area around Governors’ Camp is renowned for is consistently excellent game viewing – a reason behind its historical selection as the designated retreat location for the colonial Governors of Kenya.
Embark on an early morning game drives at dawn, returning to the camp in your own time for a full hunter’s breakfast, served al fresco overlooking the waterhole. After breakfast there is the opportunity to take another game drive along the banks of the Mara River, or visit some of our responsible tourism community initiatives, or enjoy a unique cultural experience with a visit to a Masai Manyatta (village). After lunch, an afternoon game drive finishes with drinks around the camp fire and a scrumptious dinner.
On one of your mornings, enjoy the incredible and surreal experience of a hot air balloon safari. Float over the Masai Mara landscape at sunrise, flying over the meandering Mara River and the open Savanna plains. Upon landing indulge in champagne bush breakfast, with a game drive back to camp completes an unforgettable experience.
After an early morning game drive and breakfast at Il Moran Camp, pack your bags for the next leg of the safari, with a game drive across the breadth of the Masai Mara to Keekorok airstrip where your Cottar’s Camp guide will meet you. Arrive to Cottar’s Camp in time for a late lunch and then an afternoon at leisure or exploring the private 7,600 acre conservancy and it’s rich wildlife.
Extending an era of luxury and quality, Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’: an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding in a luxurious and authentic camping environment.
Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp provides the romance of safari under cream canvas tents, the style of the bygone era of the twenties with butler- delivered silver service, while at the same time supplying the amenities required by today’s modern world travellers and professional guides whose qualifications are the highest in Africa.
The Camp has its own 7,6000 acre private conservancy and is situated one kilometre from the Masai Mara game reserve. The location provides for easy access for day and night game drives to the Masai Mara game reserve and the conservancy, game walks, and cultural interactions with the Maasai community.
Your days at Cottar’s 1920s Camp offer rich wildlife, enjoyed by game drives or guided bush walks with the Maasai guides. A spa offers a tantalizing array of treatments between activities, and a swimming pool with a view is the perfect retreat in the afternoon heat.
Enjoy a last early morning game drive before heading to the Keekorok airstrip after breakfast. Clients are met on arrival at Wilson Airport and transferred to Carnivore or Talisman restaurant for lunch (payable direct), before final transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for the international flight departure, or alternative onward arrangements.