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
Best views of the Mara! The food is good! Wine is fantastic! Staff is incredible! Can’t remember her name but the pregnant lady took care of ya, and omg was she fantastic!
The rooms are amazing! Great patios and huge tubs! We Cannot wait to go back!
I have been in so many camps and Angama has one of the greatest mix:the location is superb,great walking safaris,has one of the best professional team and the staff are just awesome,In Angama south Josphat ,Nasiti,Boniface ,Linet and our best Butler Adlight are worth mentioning.
I did have opportunity on backstage and the way they take care of the Team is worth mentioning and the results of this are visible in the way they treat the guests-Well Done guys and keep the Fire going.
Your wish is their command. This place is awesome. When you arrive the staff meets you and introduces themselves. The lodge sets some 1000 feet above the Mara and the views are spectacular. Your room(a large understatement) has a glass wall that allows you views of the Mara below. Nothing is left to chance. The rooms are stocked with wine, gin, whiskey, soft drinks, nuts, biscuits and coffee and tea. They even do your laundry. The staff here are the best, super accommodating and as I said above your wish is their command. The weak point, if there is one is the food. It is good, not outstanding. However that will not denture us from staying here again. Pricey yes, but worth every penny.
Having travelled extensively, this lodge blew my mind. Stepping onto the decking off the main area as we arrivedleft us speechless. Standing 1000 feet above the Mara looking across the plains to Tanzania is indescribable and extremely emotional. The tents are large and well designed with huge comfortable beds. Decanters of whisky and gin are left in the tent and wine and soft drinks in the fridge. Jars of nuts and biscuits are left with coffee and tea making facilities. One evening as I looked out of the huge glass doors of the tent I watched approximately 20 elephants of all ages walk past in single file almost in touching distance. Nothing is too much trouble and you are allocated a personal butler who asks each night what time you would like a wake up call and would you like him to bring you a hot drink. You make your own decisions on what you would like to do during the day and can be out on safari from 7am to 7pm if you wish. Much thought has been put into the whole place. The main area is stunning with spectacular views, the staff are delightful, extremely friendly and fun to chat with.
Our guide was good and we saw amazing wildlife. Breakfast was laid up in the middle of nowhere every morning and a fabulous experience.
The food was a little disappointing, occasionally good, on one occasion really poor but mostly mediocre. This certainly wouldn’t prevent us from going back we absolutely loved every minute of our visit and despite saying we would never go back to the same place twice, this will be the exception to the rule. We would go back tomorrow if possible.
We have had an opportunity of visiting other luxury camps/lodges in Mara but Angama Mara is out of this world,SECOND TO NONE
We enjoyed every bit of our stay from the transfer from Kichwa Tembo Airstrip by a jovial, welcoming and engaging guide/driver Mr.Jackson,very professional on his job to the warmest welcome by the Angama Staff.
Ibrahim, Violet and Azei welcomed us very well and we felt like we have been there for so long, had a great breakfast prepared by Chef Collins and well served by George with the best view in Mara.
The mini bar in the luxurious rooms are well stocked and every corner of the room has an access to the Mara plains....and oooh yes you can experience sunrise view from the comfort of your room.
I can write and write endlessly about Angama.Everything is well aligned the rooms ,the game drives and the service.
I highly recommend Angama and its a place i can visit again and again, keep up the good work!