Cottar’s Safari Service

Since 1919

Committed to conserving crucial wilderness areas in East Africa through travel.
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Cottar’s Safari Services is an award-winning 5 generational family business that curates tailor-made, professionally-guided luxury safaris in East Africa.

A full 20% of our profits support conservation, community and culture initiatives in a critically important migratory corridor in the Serengeti – Mara ecosystem. If you are conservation and community-minded, we would be honoured to provide a luxurious, yet authentic and ethical safari journey for you. 

Our expert safari curators are on hand to understand your interests and provide start to finish unique personalized safari itineraries, advice and professional guiding services. We only recommend destinations our safari properties that meaningfully support conservation, community or cultural issues.  For us, as we hope it is for you, it is about worth to the planet.

Cottar’s Safari Service draws on unique experiential safari locations, wildlife and people to provide one-of-a-kind life-changing journeys. We have screened some 100 lodges, camps and villas in Africa based on criteria such as unique safari and wildlife experiences, contribution to conservation, cultural support and community empowerment. The below provides some safari ideas for inspiration. 

A full 20% of our profits support conservation, community and culture initiatives in a critically important migratory corridor in the Serengeti – Mara ecosystem.

Featured Safaris

The safaris that we list are suggestions. All safaris are developed in a bespoke way and locations, durations and experiences adjusted to meet and surpass your needs.  Whether you are interested in luxury safaris, eco-warriors, villas, sustainable travel, philanthropic journeys or experiential cultural connections, Cottars Safari Service has 101 reasons and 101 years of experience to serve your safari needs in Africa.

Cottars additionally have an award-winning camp and private villa in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

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EXPLORE OUR CAMPS

Stay Longer

Under Canvas Private Camp, Cottar’s 1920s Camp & Cottar’s Conservation Camp

Classic Africa Safaris

Cottar’s 1920s Camp, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Tongabezi & Cheetah Plains

The Great Eco-Warriors

Cottar's Conservation Camp, Loisaba Star Beds, Sarara Treehouses, Segera Retreat & Borana Lodge

Top Experiences

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Tourism plays a vital role in conservation and the development of less well-off communities – when seeking value for money, also think of values for money.

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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.

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