Angama Mara

High above Kenya’s Maasai Mara where some of the most romantic scenes from Out of Africa were filmed, sits Angama Mara comprising of two separate and intimate camps, each encompassing 15 tented suites.There’s also a separate safari camp with 1 villa which sleeps 8. Built on the edge of the Great Rift Valley on one of the most sought-after sites on the continent, this lodge offers heart stopping views as far as the eye can see. The lodge boasts outstanding game viewing 12 months of the year, with private access to the reserve.

Inspired by the Swahili word for 'suspended in mid-air,' Angama Mara floats 1,000 feet above the Maasai Mara, where, every morning, hot air balloons sail past the 30-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of each suite.

Tailor-made safaris days are as action-packed or as gentle as guests choose them to be. In addition to consistently excellent game viewing, including Africa's Big Five, guests can experience hot air ballooning, walking safaris, garden-to-table lunches in the Shamba, hosted photographic safaris, editing their images in the Photographic Studio, a fitness center, a 40-foot-long swimming pool, a curated gallery of African art, clothing and jewelry, and a sun-filled studio where local Maasai women work at beading bespoke items – or simply do nothing at all.

Two Camps of 15 tented suites each

Architect duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, and Jan Allan, Kenya’s King of canvas, designed Angama Mara’s elegant and classical tented suites with an 11-metre wide floor-to-ceiling glass front. Each tent has the same breathtaking view – no one is better than the last – and every day, the sunrise provides guests with early morning theatre as the hot air balloons float gently by.

Highly polished parquet floors, distinctive splashes of Maasai red, a handsome drinks cabinet (with personal bar and safe tactfully tucked away), vanity with double basins, separate w/c, writing desk with ample charging points and tablet with guest information, WiFi, Africology guest amenities, a collection of East African books, a beautiful John Vogel woven screen, and a butler’s lobby allowing for the discreet delivery of early morning tea and coffee, all add to the comfort and delight of guests in their suites.

And because Angama Mara welcomes children of 6 years and older, the lodge has four sets of interconnecting tents, which allow children to move freely between their tent and their parents’ in complete safety and privacy.

Angama Safari Camp - (1 UNIT / VILLA)

Surrounded by the mega herds of the migration and abundant resident wildlife, Angama Safari Camp is a sole-use mobile tented camp situated deep in the remote wilderness area of the south-western Mara Triangle. Accommodation consists of four lovely ensuite tents for a maximum of 8 guests. The team that created Angama Mara have reunited to bring Angama Safari Camp to life. The design, quite unlike any other mobile tented camp, will be fresh, playful and uncluttered, making for easy living, while echoing many of the most loved elements of its older sister. The tents turned around to landscape orientation to maximise the light and views across the plains. Inside, the guest tent beds will be extra-length kind and can be made up as double or twins. The ensuite dressing room, double bucket shower room and private w/c offer the same high levels of comfort as found at Angama Mara.

With a dedicated safari vehicle and guide, safaris can start at sunrise and end after sunset arriving back at the private safari camp where the team are waiting to take care of each guest with gentle and warm Kenyan hospitality. Safari Camp guests have access to Angama Mara's Photographic Studio, Fitness Centre, Beading Studio, Safari Shop, pool and Shamba.

Safari

Game drives at Angama Mara are planned according to what the guests would like to do as there is no set programme. Descending down Angama Mara’s private road, 10-minutes later guests enter the Reserve. Even though there is game a-plenty around the lodge, the heart of the action takes place in one of Africa’s most iconic year-round Big Five destinations – the Mara Triangle.

Hot Air Ballooning

Watch the hot air balloon as it is inflated, with a steaming cup of Kenyan coffee in hand. Just before dawn lift off into the skies, witnessing the sunrise and a multitude of animals below while floating over the Mara. Come back down to earth for a champagne breakfast in the middle of the savannah’s endless plains.

Walking Safaris

Guests have access to over a huge tract of wilderness along the Siria Escarpment. Escorted by a Maasai naturalist guide, walks can be as long or short as guests prefer. Discover the smaller details – fascinating plants, birds, insects and animals and the role they play in traditional Maasai beliefs and customs.

Photography

Visit Angama Mara’s Photographic Studio for a private tutorial with our on-site wildlife photographer who will help you come to grips with your camera. Hire photographic equipment or learn more about the editing process on our large-screen Apple desktops. Explore the Mara on a private photographic safari with one of our resident specialist guides. Those who prefer to put down their cameras, the in-house photographer can capture these special moments in a professional photoshoot.

The Shamba

Explore Angama Mara’s one-acre lovely kitchen garden followed by a soil-to-fork lunch under towering moth trees. Crusty bread, local cheese, chilled rosé and the freshest of salads served with the Mara as a backdrop – what could be better?

Out of Africa Picnics

Intimate private picnics for two (maximum four) on the Out of Africa kopje featured on the movie’s iconic poster. Checked blankets, comfy cushions, canvas safari chairs, a picnic and sparkling wine on ice – everything you could need for elegant romance.

Sundowners in the Maasai Boma

Traditional dawa (local mojito) in hand, toast the sun as it descends behind the Rift Valley from the vantage point of the lodge’s Sundowner Boma to the sound of Maasai warriors as they perform singing, dancing and jumping.

Bush BBQ

Gather in a lantern-lit forest for dinner cooked over the coals. Guests dine family-style at long, wooden tables, off enamel plates with dishcloths for napkins. It’s fun, it’s relaxed and most of all, it’s delicious.

Visit the Beading Studio

Leading off the Safari Shop is a sunny studio for Maasai ladies who come daily to bead bespoke items. Guests can try their hand at beading or perhaps have the ladies bead a name bracelet or an item of their clothing.

Run with a Kenyan

Join the Angama Running Club and see how you fare against this nation of great athletes as you jog along the Escarpment with the possibility of encountering plains game such as giraffe and zebra along the way.

Visit a Maasai Manyatta

Guests enjoy a rare opportunity of gaining a deeper understanding into every day lives of the Maasai, their ways, and their fascinating culture, while shopping for keepsakes to take home.

Mara Conservancy Canine Patrol Training

A hands-on opportunity to learn about the invaluable work of the Mara Conservancy’s canine unit. Observe and participate in training exercises and see if you can outsmart these determined canines.

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