‘This is something worth fighting for, for people, for wildlife and for the world.’ Calving Cottar from Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp voices the importance of sustainability in today’s safari industry.
Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp has a great vision for the future: to be financially successful and sustainable for the next 100 years. The camp aims to provide an authentic and individualised safari experience and honouring a balance between conservation, prosperous commerce, community and culture.
‘Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp is a member of the Global Ecosphere Retreats which reflects our vision to influence out and learn in new lessons, and to eventually be counted for what we are doing – breaking the standard business norms that are nett negative to becoming nett positive for the planet.’ Calving says.
Cottar’s is dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, sustainable conservation and the empowerment of local communities.
‘What do we do ourselves to make the world a better place? In the Mara and around our Cottars 1920’s Camp and Bush Villa, we are trying out our own innovative method of wildlife conservation to value natural biodiversity so that it is a meaningful and viable land use to thousands of local Maasai, who have the choice to cut it all down to make fenced farms, or to keep it intact and pristine.’ Calvin describes.
The Cottar’s team hopes that people take home with them a feeling of happiness in the knowledge that they have stayed somewhere that tries to balance what they ‘give and take’ of the earth’s resources.
To find out more read Cottar’s 1920s Camp’s Responsible Tourism Report here.