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
Parking on site
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Stylish safari camp with all the creature comforts imaginable, plus incredible views of Kenya's Mara Triangle
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.