ANGUMA MARA - MASAI MARA RESERVE
Angama Mara is a stunning luxury camp split into two separate camps of 15 tented suites each and sits high above Kenya’s Maasai Mara where some of the most romantic scenes from Out of Africa were filmed. Built on the edge of the Great Rift Valley on one of the most sought-after sites on the continent this lodge offers heart stopping views as far as the eye can see across the Mara and into the Serengeti. The lodge boasts outstanding game viewing 12 months of the year with private access to the reserve.
Inspired by the Swahili word for 'suspended in mid-air,' Angama Mara floats 1,000 feet above the Maasai Mara where every morning hot air balloons sail past the 30-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of each suite.
The camp is located in the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.
Angama Mara’s elegant and classical tented suites have an 11-metre wide floor-to-ceiling glass front and each tent has the amazing view. Every day the sunrise provides guests with early morning theatre as the hot air balloons float gently by.
Highly polished parquet floors, distinctive splashes of Maasai red, a handsome drinks cabinet (with personal bar and safe tactfully tucked away), vanity with double basins, separate toilet, writing desk with ample charging points and tablet with guest information, WiFi, Africology guest amenities, a collection of East African books, a beautiful John Vogel woven screen, and a butler’s lobby allowing for the discreet delivery of early morning tea and coffee all add to the comfort in your suite.
Angama Mara welcomes children of 6 years and older the lodge has four sets of interconnecting tents which allow children to move freely between their tent and their parents’ in complete safety and privacy.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Safaris days are as action-packed or as gentle as guests choose them to be. In addition to consistently excellent game viewing, including Africa's Big Five, guests can experience hot air ballooning, walking safaris, garden-to-table lunches in the Shamba, hosted photographic safaris, editing their images in the Photographic Studio, a fitness center, a 40-foot-long swimming pool, a curated gallery of African art, clothing and jewellery, and a sun-filled studio where local Maasai women work at beading bespoke items – or simply do nothing at all.
Game drives at Angama Mara - are planned according to what you would like to do as there is no set programme. Descending down Angama Mara’s private road you are in the Reserve in around 10 minutes.
Hot Air Ballooning - watch the hot air balloon as it is inflated, with a steaming cup of Kenyan coffee in hand. Just before dawn lift off into the skies and watch the sun rise and a multitude of animals below while floating over the Mara. Come back down to earth for a champagne breakfast in the middle of the savannah.
Walking Safaris – you have access to a huge tract of wilderness along the Siria Escarpment. Escorted by a Maasai naturalist guide, walks can be as long or short as you prefer. Discover the smaller details – fascinating plants, birds, insects and animals and the role they play in traditional Maasai beliefs and customs.
Photography - visit Angama Mara’s Photographic Studio for a private tutorial with our on-site wildlife photographer who will help you come to grips with your camera. Hire photographic equipment or learn more about the editing process on our large-screen Apple desktops. Explore the Mara on a private photographic safari with one of our resident specialist guides. Those who prefer to put down their cameras, the in-house photographer can capture these special moments in a professional photoshoot.
The Shamba - explore Angama Mara’s lovely kitchen garden followed by a soil-to-fork lunch under towering moth trees. Crusty bread, local cheese, chilled rosé and the freshest of salads served with the Mara as a backdrop!
Out of Africa Picnics - intimate private picnics on the Out of Africa kopje - checked blankets, comfy cushions, canvas safari chairs, a picnic and sparkling wine on ice – everything you could need for elegant romance.
Sundowners in the Maasai Boma - traditional dawa (local mojito) in hand toast the sun as it descends behind the Rift Valley from the vantage point of the lodge’s Sundowner Boma to the sound of Maasai warriors as they perform singing, dancing and jumping.
Bush BBQ - gather in a lantern-lit forest for dinner cooked over the coals and dine at long, wooden tables, off enamel plates with dishcloths for napkins. It’s fun, it’s relaxed and most of all, it’s delicious.
Visit the Beading Studio - leading off the Safari Shop is a sunny studio for Maasai ladies who come daily to bead bespoke items. Guests can try their hand at beading or perhaps have the ladies bead a name bracelet or an item of their clothing.
Run with a Kenyan - join the Angama Running Club and see how you fare against this nation of great athletes as you jog along the Escarpment with the possibility of encountering plains game such as giraffe and zebra along the way.
Visit a Maasai Manyatta - enjoy a rare opportunity of gaining a deeper understanding into everyday lives of the Maasai, their ways and their fascinating culture while shopping for keepsakes to take home.
Mara Conservancy Canine Patrol Training - a hands-on opportunity to learn about the invaluable work of the Mara Conservancy’s canine unit and observe and participate in training exercises.
ANGUMA MARA IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE CAMP WELCOMES CHILDREN AGED 6 YEARS AND OLDER AND HAS FAMILY TENTS