Luxury and privacy in the Maasai Mara


Facilities & services

  • Dedicated staff of eight
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Viewing deck
  • 25m lap pool
  • Library
  • Internet access
  • Satellite TV and DVD
  • On-call masseuse
  • Use of Cottar's 1920s Camp facilities such as swimming pool and shop


  • Complimentary massage per guest
  • Privately-guided game drives, night game drives and bush walks
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Sitting pretty in a private conservancy just outside of the stunning Maasai Mara National Reserve with the Olderikesi Hills as a backdrop, this exclusive villa is an ideal choice for family or friend groups seeking complete privacy and the opportunity to immerse oneself in nature. The luxury homestead’s prime position beside the Maasai Mara Reserve – the Tanzania Serengeti Game Reserve is also just one kilometre away – affords its guests breathtaking views of the savannah plains and the wildlife that inhabit it. Adding an extra layer to this villa is the fact that is closely involved with local community and conservation efforts, meaning that your stay is benefitting many.

Designed by Calvin and Louise Cottar and built by hand using indigenous and eco-friendly materials, the homestead is the newest addition to the Cottar Group. Guests will enjoy the same level of service as at the renowned Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp which is found close by, while enjoying the luxury of private facilities and the attention of a dedicated staff of eight which includes a waiter, house keeper, chef and kitchen helper, two security guards, a guide and a wildlife spotter.

Measuring just over 10, 000 square feet, the house is composed of five double bedrooms, a large living room, a dining room and a magnificent deck, each equipped with stunning views. The use of the Cottar’s 1920s Camp swimming pool, shop and other facilities is also available to guests at the Homestead.

The location of the Homestead make it an excellent option for those wishing to see the great annual wildebeest migration and guests will enjoy privately-guided game drives, night game drives and bush walks. swimming and fishing.

Positive Impact

Community partnerships

Cottar’s 1920s Camp is family run and on community owned land. The Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT) works in partnership with the Maasai here and has funded a number of projects including a school, footbridge and anti-poaching efforts, protecting a vital corridor for the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra between the Serengeti and the Mara’s plains.

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