Cottar’s Bush Villa

Cottar’s Bush Villa is a private house situated on a small private concession bordering the south-eastern corner of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Cottar’s Bush Villa is an impressive and exclusive private house with breath-taking views over the Mara Plains. The Bush Villa is part of the Cottar’s Portfolio run by Calvin Cottar on the Olderkesi Conservancy bordering the south-east corner of the Mara Reserve. Like its sister property Cottar’s 1920s, guests at the Bush Villa can be assured of personal attention, superb service and expert guiding, but on a completely private basis. Game drives take place on the conservancy to a limited degree, and to a greater extent inside the National Reserve, which is naturally less exclusive. Cottar’s have also built a collection of activities and experiences on the conservancy which allow guests to participate in the community and conservation projects that the property supports. With exclusive use accommodation and a unique range of educational and engaging activities, combined with the incredible game-viewing of the Masai Mara, Cottar’s Bush Villa caters perfectly for families and groups of friends wanting a high quality, positive impact safari, hosted by a very experienced team.


Accommodation caters for ten guests (or up to 12 if there are small children, with the option of adding extra beds) in five en suite bedrooms (four doubles and one twin). Most rooms have a private veranda…


The Masai Mara ecosystem is one of the best game viewing areas in Africa and is especially good for viewing the big cats. Elephants, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, impala…


Children of all ages are welcome at Cottar’s Bush Villa and with private accommodation all under one roof, an amazing swimming pool, private guide and a great range of activities to suit all interests and ages…

Conservation & community

Cottar’s Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT), in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation, was established to support the Olderkesi Conservancy. The Trust has been actively engaged in the…

Location Olderkesi Conservancy, Masai Mara
Access Scheduled flight into Keekorok (90 minute drive to the villa) or Charter flight into Cottar’s (15 minute drive)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Private bush villa
Focus Big game / Open plains experience / Exclusive use of property
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Cultural visits / Maasai warrior school / River swimming / Conservation interaction
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 10
Private Vehicle Options Yes (included)
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 5
Family Accommodation All rooms are within the villa
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Baths in some rooms
Power for charging Communal / In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Provided
Heating/Cooling Standing fans on request
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Private pool
Wellness Spa treatments available at the villa / Gym
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard
NOTE: There is a cat in camp