Cottar's Mara Bush Villa (R)
Cottar's Mara Bush Villa
Cottar’s Bush Villa in East Africa borders the infamous Maasai Mara National Reserve and is also one kilometre from the Tanzania Serengeti game reserve.
Guests can access bit the Masai Mara game reserve and the adjoining 7,600-acre conservancy.
The Bush Villa has a breathtaking view onto the savannah plains that carry the great annual wildebeest migration and is set amidst a backdrop of the Olderekesi Hills.
Guests can enjoy privately guided game drives, night game drives, bush walks, swimming, and fishing.
The villa is accessed via a secluded road leading to the house – perfect for those who want privacy in a natural setting.
The villa comes with a dedicated staff (one waiter, one housekeeper, two security guards, a guide and wildlife spotter); access to satellite tv, internet, kitchen, linens, and towels.
Guests staying at Cottar’s Bush Villa can, should they wish to do so, make use of the Cottars 1920s Camp swimming pool, shop, and other facilities.
As this is an extremely remote location, there are a number of additional services that we offer for a fee including purchasing food, chefs, vehicles, guides, etc.
The Key range shown reflects the cost for up to six people. If your party is going to be slightly larger, please get in touch, and we will be able to adjust the Key rate accordingly.
No Pets Allowed | Not Handicap Accessible
Private Residence with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 10000 square feet, 930 square meters
King, King, King, King, and Twin
10 guests maximum
Own private airstrip (Cottars airstrip)
from Nairobi, 45 minute flight and then 20 minutes transfer by car
Overlooking the Maasai Mara and Serengeti plains
We would be delighted to provide you with a whole range of additional services such as fuelled vehicles for game drives, safari guides, chefs, food and drink provision, airstrip transfers, spa treatments, private bodyguards, personal exercise trainers and cultural visits and much more.
For more information on the services available and costs, please click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BQP3CASA8iNpeeBklvrnl8yhraLLwq9pxr1d3JxfylE/edit
Please also bear in mind that there are also Conservancy Fees to be paid which are USD$116 per adult per day and USD$58 per child per day.
The Reserve tier within THIRDHOME is a collection of qualified higher-end homes. The required key values to book these homes and exchange fees are higher than other homes in the Club.
Activities of Interest
- Amazing safari game drives
- Fantastic safari walks
- Maasai cultural visits
Places of Interest
- The Masai Mara National Reserve
- Cottars 1920s Safari Camp
- Masai Mara game reserve
- 7,600 acre conservancy
- Sand river
Nathalie D.May 2022
We could not have had a better holiday together than at Cottars. Adventure, excitement, relaxation, great food, wonderful service and spectacular guides. It was just a dream holiday. The views of the villa and all it's great amenities paired with the service and daily safari adventures were second to none. Can't say enough great things about this place. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who made it such a dream come true!”
Our stay at Cottar's Bush Villa was unforgettable in every way. From our initial greeting at their private airstrip until our departure one week later, every detail was seamlessly orchestrated with the utmost of planning and grace. The combination of the opulence of the villa, superb game drives, and wonderful meals created the perfect vacation. The villa itself is a marvel of architectural and interior design, with large elegantly furnished gathering spaces, and it is situated on a hillside (far away from the rows of other camps) with sweeping views to Tanzania. The entire experience is very coddling due to the efforts of the amazing staff of five who care for you like family. Chef Patrick prepares healthy and delicious meals and the on site masseuse Fanisse is a treat .....when you are able to fit her in between game drives and sundowners! I wish I could have taken William (waiter/bartender) and his ever-present smile home with me to California. Our Maasai guide Henoch joined us for almost all of our meals and shared his knowledge not only of flora and fauna, but also of his unique culture. We were fortunate to share a bush lunch with Calvin Cottar and hear his perspective on Kenya and the Maasai Mara. Just read the previous reviews posted by Pat and Catherine as I feel exactly the same way about this magical experience. Thank you for hosting us for the bucket trip of a lifetime”
Pat M.June 2017
This was our third visit to Cottars Camp, and the second to the Bush villa. The whole experience is incredible, from the beautiful villa, itself, to the amazing staff and delicious food and the safari. We were so lucky as our visit was in early June and the migration started early this year so we were treated to the sight of thousands of zebras and wildebeests and many kills. Absolutely spectacular and not to be missed! Our guides Ken and Lucy and spotters, Super Star, and LaLassie were true pros and made sure we saw everything. The bush breakfasts were held in beautiful plains locations and one morning we had a cook with us who made everything to order. This, in addition to lovely sundowners, where the bar was always set up and comfortable chairs arranged around a campfire with lions growling in the near distance. We also had delicious lunches with fresh salads from the organic garden, set up in different locations around the camp as well as in the bush. The chef Levi prepared excellent fresh food and William, the waiter and bartender and man-of-all trades, was always with us, and with a welcoming smile! Our family of 8 loved every minute! ”