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New Maasai warrior experience for children

Children staying at Cottar’s 1920s luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara are being invited to join in a Maasai warrior session which includes fun-learning on how to make fire, spear throwing, bow and arrow practice and other activities incorporating the fascinating culture of the Maasai people. The activities are organised by Cottar’s own Maasai team and led by Kinyaika, one of the oldest Maasai trackers in the business. The course gives parents the chance to enjoy a peaceful game drive followed by a romantic sundowner in the spectacular setting of the majestic Maasai Mara. Cottars There is no extra charge for the Maasai Warrior experience and no age restrictions, although guests are advised to use common sense given the activities involved. All children are awarded with a certificate at the end of the course and a wooden bow and (non-lethal) arrow is awarded as a prize for talented participants hitting the right targets. The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Over 90 years on, the camp continues to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, Cottar’s 1920’s returns to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance. Situated in the Masai Mara, in an untouched exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the camp and the area guarantee privacy and an abundance of wildlife. The camp accommodates up to 28 guests in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished. They incorporate original safari antiques from the 1920s, private ensuite dressing rooms and bathrooms, main bedrooms and verandas. In 2012 Cottar’s opened the Cottar’s Private House – a new luxuriously appointed Private House in the Masai Mara for those that want absolute privacy combined with dedicated and discrete staff, award winning guides, and an abundance of wildlife, this Mara homestead offers the only real private luxury home in the Maasai Mara. Cottar’s Private House can be rented only on an exclusive basis and comes with a dedicated staff of 8. The homestead has a large living room, a dining room, a magnificent viewing deck and 5 ensuite bedrooms, all with stunning views, and a contemporary African style. The house has internet access throughout, satellite TV and DVD, and is powered with electric and solar energy. A superb game vehicle(s) and dedicated guide(s) are provided to guests throughout their stay.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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