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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Wow - An absolute treat to have stayed at Angama - From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated like Royalty!
The fabulous view over the Masai Mara was a feast for ones eyes and we could not get enough of it!
The staff were so accommodating - Josephat who greeted us, Moses our guide, Lynn are happy and very efficient Waitress and of course Felix who maintained our room - always happy to help and adjust our safari to our needs.
The rooms were spacious and extremely comfortable. We loved the BBQ - it also gave us a chance to meet other folk who were on Safari as well as the Sundowners with the Masai Dancers
The food was outstanding
Our guide had a great knowledge of the Bush, Wildlife and Birds and once we had indicated that we did not want to be where the other cars were we kept well away from the madding crowd and ended up having our own absolutely incredible sitings of a Lioness on a kill - all in peace!
We would happily go back! Thanks you all at Angama!
My husband and I absolutely loved Angama Mara. Our room was gorgeous, with breathtaking views and every amenity we could have wanted. Our guide, Sammy, was incredibly knowledgeable, so that every day we saw more amazing animals and sights than the day before. And the staff and service were absolutely top notch.
What an amazingly special place Angama Mara is. Having been on safari many times to East Africa and stayed at some amazing lodges we were always going to compare. Angama Mara, was however in a complete league of it's own.
Perched high it has breath-taking views of the Massai Mara that can be seen from your room, when dinning, having a drink or swimming. The whole property seems to have been built to ensure that not matter what you are doing, there is no escaping these magnificent inspiring views.
The service, style and attention to detail is beyond first class. The food is exquisite and service is warn and attentive without being intrusive or fussy.
We did the magical "Out of Africa" picnic experience too which is a must for any Karen Blixen fans.
The game viewing was spectacular. We quickly saw the big 5 and so much more during our stay.
I can't recommend Angama enough to anyone lucky enough to stay there. The only negative was leaving.
Thank you to all the team there for making our stay so memorable we will be back.