Overview of Angama Mara

Kenya has had a reputation as one of the most romantic and beautiful spots on Earth since Robert Redford and Meryl Streep whispered sweet nothings to each other there during Out of Africa’s famous picnic scene. Today, it is the site of one of East Africa’s most outstanding lodges: Angama Mara has been carefully built on two kopjes on the edge of the Mara Triangle escarpment. As a guest of Angama Mara, you can re-enact your own once-in-a-lifetime picnic there, whether to propose or toast a honeymoon and the start of a new life together.

Everything about Angama Mara has been carefully calibrated: from the two camps where each of the 15 tents has a 10-metre / 33-foot wide glass front (perfect for watching the dawn hot-air balloons drift by) to the outstanding décor. But this unique coming together of location, views and design is completed by outstanding game viewing (the croc-filled Mara River, scene of much drama during the annual Wildebeest Migration, is a mere 20 minutes away) and a total commitment to social welfare through the Oloololo Wildlife Community Trust. Add garden-to-table dining experiences and a photography studio run by a top wildlife photographer, and you can see why Angama Mara is sought-after by guests wanting a completely immersive experience.

The Swahili word ‘angama’ means ‘to be suspended in mid-air’ and it is a fitting name for your accommodation: each tent seems to hang on the edge of the Rift Valley, ensuring views that seem to go on forever. Each eco-friendly tent area is over 100sqm (nearly 1 000sqft) meaning you have complete privacy as you savour the rhythm of sunrises and sunsets over this ancient land.

 

Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

Angama Mara is founded on the deeply embedded principle of running a profitable business to make a meaningful and sustainable difference to the communities that neighbour the lodge, and the wildlife and land surrounding it. Each guest at Angama Mara contributes a US$ 20 per night donation to the Angama Foundation, a separate entity set up to support projects that make a difference. The Foundation is active through three fields of work: Education, Healthcare and Conservation.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Superb location in the Mara Triangle with spectacular views from the escarpment
  • Close to a Great Wildebeest Migration river crossing hotspot
  • More than 570 recorded bird species
  • Plenty of predators and a significant black rhino population
  • Private airstrip and outstanding NEMA-guided design
  • Exclusive-use vehicles available
  • Photography studio and garden-to-table dining in the shamba

4x4 Drives

Bird watching

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks

Hot air ballooning

Local village visits

Picnics

General Facilities

Angama Mara prides itself on offering sublime service in exquisite surroundings. After lunch, spend the afternoon cooling off in the 12.5m / 40ft swimming pool, having a massage in your room or working out in the fitness centre. Or you can head to the professional photography studio where a top wildlife photographer will help you improve both the technical aspects and composition of your shots.

There is mobile phone and Wi-Fi connectivity, and Angama Mara also provides child-minding services and a complimentary laundry service to allow you to pack as lightly as possible.

Bar

Curio shop

Gym

Spa

Swimming pool

Wi-Fi available

Dining

Good food is a central focus at Angama Mara and all the drinking water is purified and bottled in glass containers on site to keep its footprint as low as possible. Private dinners may be arranged in your room or outdoors – how about dinner for two under the stars at that famous Out of Africa picnic spot?

A special treat is a ‘garden-to-table’ dining experience in the shamba, Angama Mara’s ‘mini-farm’ on the premises. Amid the thriving vegetable beds and rows of herbs, you will be reminded what truly fresh food tastes like.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

One of the hottest new lodges in the Mara. The location of the camp itself is completely unique and fans of “Out of Africa” will immediately recognise the views! For those wanting to avoid the worst of the crowds, the Mara triangle laid out below Angama is the right place to be. This exclusive 5 star accommodation is sure to be a favourite with romantics!

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