It is a 5-star remarkable new safari lodge situated on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley where the sky melts into the endless plains in a vista so wide it takes your breath away.
Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s epic Masai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent of Africa.
The lodge consists of two totally separate and intimate camps each with a guest area sitting atop one of the kopjes. Inspired by the old-world atmosphere of Nairobi’s famous Muthaiga Club, guests can dine, read, relax, and enjoy a drink in a place where indoors and outdoors merge into one.
The architecture of the lodge is filled with drama, the red brickwork inspired by local Maasai techniques.
Guests here will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be; with two intimate camps of just fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.
The facility is an extra-ordinary one and what defines Angama Mara from other safari lodges is its location on a site almost without equal.
Each tented suite enjoys a 180° view of the Maasai Mara national reserve below which consistently delivers extraordinary viewing of all of Africa’s big five (lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and cape buffaloes), and it is also a home to the Great Migration from July to October of each year where guests can spot over 1.5 million wildebeests, half a million of Thomson’s gazelles, over 250,000 Zebras and many carnivores.
Angama Mara guests descend a private track directly from the lodge to the remote-but-beautiful Mara Triangle.
The Out of Africa back-story adds romance and nostalgia and when guests arrive at the lodge, they feel like they have been there before due to its brilliance.
On lovely Mara days, all the action will be on the deck and during those dramatic but brief afternoon thunderstorms, guests are safely tucked behind the floor to ceiling glass doors watching the spectacle unfold.
During the night, the softly-lit architecture of the Masai brick walls and the cone-shaped buildings that float on a lily pond hold the guests’ attention.
The lodge’s library is a perfect place for private dining, and it is complete with WIFI, and a thoughtfully chosen collection of books and films on Africa.
The Pavilion is the only common shared area and sits in the heart of the lodge between the two camps with endless views of the Masai Mara and easily reached by footpath from both camps whereby here guests will find; the Fitness Room with techno gym equipment and stacking floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking the Mara, an infinity swimming pool of 12m x 6m heated by solar power and enclosed on three sides for privacy with both shaded and un-shaded sun loungers.
A Safari Shop showcasing the very best of Kenyan craft and leading off from it a studio where Masai ladies bead bespoke items, and the Cloakroom facilities for those guests with a late checkout and a late night flight from Nairobi.