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Cottar's Bush Villa

Cottar’s Bush Villa recently won the World Travel Award for Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa and is Global Eco-sphere Retreat accredited. The award-winning villa borders the latest addition to the ‘7 Wonders of the World’, the Maasai Mara and Serengeti game reserves. The Bush Villa provides a luxury private stay option for up to 12 guests and comes complete with its own private 82 foot swimming pool. Offering an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding in a luxurious and elegant safari environment.

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 Olderkesi Hills. Guests can enjoy privately guided wildlife drives, night wildlife drives, bush walks, swimming and fishing. 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 wildlife drive vehicle(s) and guide(s) are provided to guests throughout their stay.
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa
Cottar's Bush Villa

Room Information

The villa was designed by 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.

Things To Do

Activities at Cottar's Bush Villa include:        
  • Balloon Ride over the Maasai Mara
  • Coffee Tasting Experience
  • Cottar’s famous traditional canvas bush bath
  • Wildlife Drives
  • Wilderness run/walk with a Maasai Warrior
  • Maasai Warrior singing and dancing
  • Pool time
  • Professional Photography Experience
  • Spa treatments
  • Stargazing Experience
  • Swimming and or fishing at the waterfall
  • A conservation helicopter flight with the Mara Elephant Project (MEP) over the Maasai Mara
  • Beading with Mamma Naishuru Batian
  • Carbon footprint, recycle and upcycle talk and experience
  • Foraging and medicinal walk
  • Immersive Raptor Experience with Kenya Birds of Prey Trust (KBOPT)
  • Maasai warrior school
  • Mara cheetah educational experience
  • One hour learning with female conservation rangers
  • Reforestation seedball dispersal activity
  • Visit our local Maasai village
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over the Maasai Mara
  • Kids Entomology Safari



Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya



Available Amenities:


In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

On-Site Activities

On-Site Parking

On-Site Dining



Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.