Each room has a veranda with beautiful views from the hilltop location across the Mara plains. Downstairs there is a private dining facility and a very spacious lounge with an open fire, books and very comfortable furnishings. Outside is a deck into which is set a private pool, also with fine views of the surrounding plains. Cottar’s Bush Villa comes complete with its own private staff, chef and guide and represents the ultimate private Masai Mara safari.
Because it is set on a large private reserve you can venture further afield into other parts of the Mara following the huge migrating herds and seeing countless lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, elephant and buffalo in the company of the highly expert guides. Cottar’s can also offer a huge array of more diverse activities including river swimming, bush meals, cultural visits and fishing.
More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, cuisine and attention to detail. All of which goes to create an unforgettable African safari.
The Masai Warrior School is a special interactive wildlife safari with a strong educational flavour, designed for families. It is a fun learning experience, that allows you to explore not only the wildlife, but the real ‘life’ from one of the most well-known and interesting cultures left in Africa. Under the tutelage of their ‘Moran’, or warriors, our guests get to know, enjoy and understand these unique people and see the Kenya bush from a different perspective. Learn and experience first hand the bush skills, folklore and ancient wisdom needed to survive in one of the richest wildlife regions in Africa, gaining in depth experience in wildlife tracking following an elephant or a leopard, learning survival skills, visiting an original Maasai village or learning how to use bow, arrows, pangas and spears, dress up, learn traditional dances and songs – you can even build a bush camp!