Cottar's Bush Villa

Cottar’s 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 Olderikesi Hills. The villa borders the latest addition to the 7 Wonders of the World,The Maasai Mara National Reserve and, is also one kilometre from the Tanzania Serengeti game reserve. The camp is on the Olderikesi group ranch, adjoining the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park. The location is a critical dispersal area and wildlife corridor. The villa was designed by Calvin and Louise Cottar and built by hand using indigenous and eco-friendly materials. The villa is managed within the same area as Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp, and guests can enjoy the same levels of service and standard for which the camp is known. For those that want absolute privacy in the Maasai Mara, combined with dedicated and discrete staff, award-winning guides, and an abundance of wildlife, Cottar’s Bush Villa offers the only real private luxury home in the Maasai Mara.

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Accommodation at Cottar's Bush Villa

Cottar’s Bush Villa is rented only on an exclusive basis, and comes with a dedicated staff of 8. The villa is over 10,000 square feet in size, and features a large living room, dining room, a magnificent viewing deck, and 5 en-suite bedrooms, all with stunning views. The villa has internet access throughout, satellite TV and DVD, and is powered with electric and solar energy. A dedicated game drive vehicle(s) and guide(s) are provided to guests throughout their stay. There is also a 25 meter lap pool exclusive to the villa. For the discerning client, Cottar’s Bush Villa offers complete privacy, with a secure and secluded road leading to the villa – perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in nature. A masseuse is available on a daily basis, and private body guards and personal exercise trainers can be made available (at an additional cost), should they be requested.

Activities at Cottar's Bush Villa & Masai Mara

Guests can enjoy privately guided game drives, night game drives, bush walks, swimming and fishing. The South East Mara has most of the Mara‟s Rhino population, so Cottar‟s guests see them often. There are also many lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Colobus monkeys can be seen in the hills behind the camp. The hills are great for hill walks, where Verreaux‟s eagles can be seen on cliff nesting sites, as well as rare Chandler‟s reedbuck in the moor-like hill tops.

Cottar's Bush Villa


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