Sitting in the private and community-owned Olderkesi Reserve, Cottar’s Bush Villa sits at the borders of both Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara with awe-inspiring views down over the savannah plains of the Serengeti. The Cottar family was in Kenya before Karen Blixen so they know a thing or two about safari hospitality and comfort.
Five en-suite bedrooms are ranged over the sprawling 10,000 square foot property, each individually-designed with high ceilings and private terraces or balconies. A large living area and a magnificent viewing deck with panoramic views as well as a 25-metre swimming pool complete a picture of ultimate comfort. A team of eight dedicated staff will look after your every need throughout your stay.
If you can tear yourself away from the villa, there is abundant Big Five game viewing both on the reserve and in the Maasai Mara proper (with your private game vehicle and safari guide) while bush walks and fishing can also be arranged with expert guides.
THINGS TO DO AT THE PROPERTY:
Wake to memorable views of the Maasai plains
Allow the attentive private villa team to cater to your every need
Cool down from your morning’s adventures in the 25-metre swimming pool
Revive after an afternoon bush walk with a soothing massage
Dine by candlelight on exquisite, freshly-prepared cuisine
Gaze up at the constellations in complete serenity from your private deck
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Experience world-class wildlife and game viewing in the Maasai Mara with a private safari vehicle and team
Witness the spectacle great wildebeest migration (seasonal)
Learn new skills in the Maasai Warrior School.
Follow a fascinating bush walk with a refreshing waterfall swim
Challenge yourself to a wilderness run with a Maasai warrior
Discover the important conservation work of the female ranger team
Observe colourful Maasai beading techniques in an interactive workshop
Soar over the Maasai Mara on a breathtaking hot air balloon flight
WHY WE LIKE IT:
The original private villa experience in the Maasai Mara, guests at Cottar’s Bush Villa benefit from the first-class game viewing, expertise and polished luxury this well-established operation is known for – but in a setting of complete privacy and exclusivity.
Please note additional charges may apply. See Extras & Booking Notes section for details. 2024 prices are indicative only and subject to confirmation at time of enquiry.
Based on occupancy of up to 12 guests
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