Safari holidays first started in the early 20th Century. It was a time when Africa captured the imagination of people in Western Europe and the adventurous elite made their way to the grasslands and rivulets of Kenya. The Cottar family have been offering guided expeditions in Kenya since 1919. Today, they offer you the chance to experience Africa at the dawn of the modern age.
You can stay in an elegant 1920s tent in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Due to their historic connections with the local people, the Cottar family have been allowed to situate their camp in a remote and beautiful part of the reserve where you will feel like you are experiencing Africa before the car and airplane shrunk the continent. If you can bear to drag yourself away from your opulent surroundings and personal masseuse, you can spend your days in the company of silver and gold level safari guides spotting elephants, lions, and monkeys.