Angama Mara – All Inclusive
What We Love
- The landscape, recognizable to film buffs as the setting for Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in Out of Africa
- The giraffes that wander the property undisturbed
- Noshing at the family-style nyama choma, a casual outdoor Kenyan barbecue that’s a meat-lover’s fantasy
What To Know
- It’s a 15-minute drive, down a private track, from the camp to the Maasai Mara Natural Reserve
- The suites are actually elegant tents: heavy canvas on three sides and glass on the fourth, each with its own wide wooden deck
- Rates are inclusive of safaris (excluding not park entrance fees), food, drinks, and even emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Angama Mara is the brainchild of Nicky and Steve Fitzgerald, who have opened more than 50 luxury safari lodges throughout the continent. Angama’s two camps each house 15 tents—privacy is paramount, so they’re well spaced out—that are heavy on luxury and light on “roughing it,” with parquet floors, drinks cabinets, double sinks, WiFi, and touches of chicly modern East African design. Thanks to that one glass wall, with its views down the Rift Valley’s Oloololo Escarpment, each tent has a “butler’s lobby” that allows for delivery of morning coffee without encroaching on guests’ privacy. While daily safaris should be the point of a visit here, the outdoor pool, masseuse, and those incredible views are tempting distractions.
In the Area
A 45-minute flight from Nairobi (the camp has its own airfield), Angama Mara is somewhat isolated, but there are plenty of things to do around the site. Exploring the Maasai Mara National Reserve on safari usually rewards visitors with views of gazelles, lions, cheetahs, elephants, impalas, and the occasional – and very rare – black rhino. Guests can take a picnic and head out for the day, or go on a walking or birding safari with a Maasai naturalist. Two reputable hot air balloon companies operate nearby, and an early morning aerial safari, complete with a champagne breakfast, is a popular way to start the day.
How to Get There
we stayed for 3 nights in Angama Mara. And what we can say, that is absolutly a very amazing place to be! The service is excelence, the tents are amazing and the game drives were a great adventure. For sure we will come back!!!!
I can only recommend the experience at Angama Mara!!!
We would go back anytime again.
Very high standards for an unforgettable trip.
Great personnel, service, ambiance, cuisine and bar.
The safari experience has been unique and we are very glad to have created such special memories.
The Angama team take customer experience to a whole new level. The room rate includes everything, from meals and drinks to private safaris in the Masai Mara. Our driver/guide for the week was Moses. As often as we wanted (every day in our case) he brought us to where the action or beauty was and as a walking encyclopedia taught us about life in the Mara.
Our culinary guide for de week was Adlight who’s mission seemed to be to surprise us not only with delicious food but with special locations to serve it.
Here is what we wrote in the guestbook:
Dear Team Angama,
This was our first Safari and thanks to the magical experience you have created for us it will certainly not be our last. We will carry the warmth of the Kenyan people, the overwhelming views of the Mara and the emotion and awe one feels in the proximity of its many beautiful inhabitants in our hearts forever. You have been the perfect hosts and we thank Nicky for creating this amazing project and her entire team for making us feel special. Ibrahim for keeping us informed, Charity for being as excited as we were during our special lunches and dinners and Jackson for making sure we had everything we needed in our magnificent tent. Two people made this week extra magical. Adlight, because she was determined to top every surprise with an even bigger surprise. Friendly, gentle and totally in control she truly added light to every interaction we had. And Moses! Our guide through this adventure in every sense of the word. We will remember your smile, kindness and wisdom forever.
See you next time!
Birgitta & Luc
If you chose Angama Mara, you will not be disappointed. It has to have the best views in the Rift Valley, and I found the modern architecture fascinating. Our room/tent was very, very comfortable and well-designed. The food was good, and the staff welcoming. And Jackson, our guide, was terrific — informative, funny, thoughtful and a good tracker. The only drawback is he helped chase the giraffes away off the runway so we really did have to fly away at the end of our stay.
We first visited Angama shortly after they opened in 2016. It has been a little less than two years later and everything is not the same, it has set the bar even higher for customer service. I believe I raved about it then but it has become a fine art.
We had visited before with the Great Migration in August but had been told to try it after the rains. The Mara was very quiet with a lack of tourists which is always good, the colorful birds were plentiful and the animals were too. We saw three black rhinos one morning and even saw a mature male lion slip and fall from a tree, quite unheard of. The staff is excellent from A to Z and as last time our guide, Tito and our butler, John were better than ever. On top of that they are great people.
Cannot recommend Angama enough, don’t miss out on this treasure in Kenya.