The rare beauty of the site of this lodge has an emotional effect on visitors – an almost dreamlike quality of being somewhere ‘between heaven and earth’.
Guests instantly connect with the romance of the setting, where some of the loveliest scenes from the movie Out of Africa were filmed
No Tented Suite has the best view, nor the worst – all are spread along the edge of the Rift Valley.
at Angama Mara you´ll find unrivalled exclusivity, with a private airfield, and a track directly down into the Reserve. The 700 hectare site directly borders the Mara Triangle, with 1.2 km of Rift Valley frontage, it’s own forests and game a-plenty.
There is two totally separate camps of just 15 tents each, every one with magnificent 180° views. The two camps are set alongside one another, each with its own guest area, kitchen and dedicated staff.
Each camp has two sets of interconnecting tents, making it perfect for families.
The dramatic guest areas are for dining, drinking and lounging, and include a handsome brick-clad library. The Pavilion, set between the two camps, is home to the Safari Shop, a swimming pool, and the Fitness Room – guests never need to walk more than 10 minutes to go anywhere, it´s all right there.
The pace is a little slower here because all of Angama Mara’s guests come to East Africa to see game, and game there is a-plenty. You might start their safari in the Mara and want to do many game drives; you might come here in the middle of their journey and do a little less game viewing; or you might end your adventure at Angama Mara and only go down into the Reserve to find something you might not have seen. One fact for certain is that the Mara Triangle consistently delivers twelve months of the year – so one can afford to take things a little slower, and enjoy a much more flexible day on safari no matter what time of year.
There are many moments during a your stay when you can interact with the Maasai people, both at Angama Mara and in a neighbouring village. In and around the lodge, guests will spend time with Maasai staff, as the majority of the people who work here come from local communities; and guides, naturalists, the baker, and a camp manager are all Maasai, with a serious knowledge about the surroundings..
For those who have heard that the most magic way to enjoy a safari is by travel in a hot air balloon, Angama Mara is the place where it happens.