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
Hard to believe how fast this trip came and went, but one thing is for sure, we will remember this trip for our lifetime.
Angama's staff is beyond amazing and the pride they take in their work is unmatched. From our amazing meals to the out of this world safari, there is nothing like Angama. They truly made us feel part of their family and took care of us as such.
Douglas took amazing care of us day in and day out while on our game drives. He was provided one of kind experiences and we really hit it off with him. His love for wildlife and the Mara shine through with every ride! His immense knowledge and caring demeanor was something to behold. He surprised us every time we wen to his "office" and we can't wait to go back to see him. Even our ride to the airstrip, all 3 minutes of it, was more amazing time spent with him.
Sadera, James, Ibrahim, and Mary took care of our flock and we could not be more grateful. This place has something special, it's not food or views, it's the people... But the food and the views are nothing to scoff at either, simply just amazing.
Final shout out goes to my man Jeff in the photo studio! Jeff took the time teach me about MY photos and how special and rare some of them are. Jeff and Adam were world class in their service and hospitality.
ASANTE SANA Angama - we miss you and can't wait to come back one day!
We have been fortunate to visit Angama every year for the last three years...and every stay has been amazing on all levels. The lodge is amazing but what puts the icing on the cake is the awesome staff and yummy food. We have been lucky to have Doug on every visit to take us into the park and give educational knowledge to our kids on the wildlife. Next time...we have planned to stay 4 nights!!!! Can’t wait.....
I've been to Angama Mara twice now, and it has secured a place in my heart as a special place I hope to return to for many many years. It is stunningly beautiful, and the service is immaculate. The rooms are designed with style and comfort and offer gorgeous views of the Mara. Everyone is so friendly, from the butlers to the askaris to the guides. I had guide Douggie on both trips and he was INCREDIBLE! He was so knowledgeable and friendly, and made sure our game drives were informative and fun. He put in so much effort to make sure we saw what we wanted to see, and set up the most picturesque picnics across the Mara. I cannot wait to return!