Angama Mara - The Wow Factor
The Moore Family 40 yrs, London, United Kingdom, Read 3 reviews »
Great Rift Valley, Kenya
- Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent.
- Days are as action-packed or as gentle as guests choose them to be.
- Our specialist guides will take you to finest vantage points to deliver an unforgettable safari experience.
Facilities includeWiFi In-room massages Room Service Bar/Lounge Air Conditioning
- Bush Picnics
- Walking Safari
- Hot Air Balloon
- Pool With Views
- Experience Maasai Land
Seasons in Kenya
About Angama Mara
A extraordinary new safari lodge balanced on the edge of Africaâs Great Rift Valley, where the sky melts into the endless plains in a panorama so wide it takes your breath away. Where the romance of canvas combines with dramatic guest areas, this is a fresh approach to safari lodge design.
This beautiful piece of land overlooks what many safari travellers consider the loveliest game reserve on the continent, Kenyaâs Maasai Mara.
Guests are accommodated in spacious Tented Suites, which have been designed for guestsâ comfort and are reminiscent of an classical African safari, each with a view more lovely than the last. Every detail has been considered: end-to-end glass frontage, sweeping canvas, decks overhanging the Mara, and inside â polished parquet floors and just the right amount of furniture.
The lodge consists of two totally separate and intimate camps, each with a guest area sitting atop one of the kopjeâs. Inspired by the old-world atmosphere of Nairobiâs famous Muthaiga Club, guests can dine, read, relax, and enjoy a drink in a place where indoors and outdoors merge into one, all the while enjoying the view below. The architecture is filled with drama, and the red brickwork is inspired by local Maasai technique.
The 700 hectare site directly borders the Mara Triangle, with 1.2 km of Rift Valley frontage, itâs own forests and game a-plenty
How to get there
Angama Mara is best accessed by plane from Nairobi, and there are several scheduled daily flights that land at the lodgeâs private airfield, located just a few minutes away.
The airfield is 1,260m long with GPS co-ordinates 1Â° 16â² 17.7â S; 34Â° 57â²38.7âE, and suitable for almost all turbo-prop planes. (For more about the orientation, PCN etc, please download the Aerodrome licence.)
Nairobi is well serviced by all major international airlines, including the national carrier Kenya Airways. For popular flight routes from all over the world, please see the map on the Discover page.
Other airlines currently flying directly to Kenyaâs capital include British Airways, KLM/AirFrance, Lufthansa, Turkish Airways, Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and South African Airways, with numerous code-share options available.
When to go
We highly recommend January to March. Between the short rains in November and the long rains in April/May, it is the warmest time of the year with beautiful days.
Rain starts in April through May. It is an excellent time to visit northern Kenya - Sasaab. As the dry arid area springs to life and offers excellent light for photography.
July to September is peak safari season. This time of the year fits in with many annual holidays, especially families with school children, and it combines perfectly with a wonderful time to be on safari. This makes for the peak safari season and to ensure your ideal trip of choice of lodges and camps, we do suggest making your bookings well in advance.
Passport & visa requirements
Many nationalities, including the US and the UK, require a visa to enter Kenya. These cost
US$50 and are obtainable through the new eCitizen website - manual applications are no
longer accepted. For a list of nationalities requiring a visa, please refer here.
Please make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months after arrival in Kenya.
Many countries require travellers to have a Yellow Fever certificate prior to returning from a
visit to Kenya, including children from the age of 9 months. For updated advice, we recommend
consulting the WHO's international travel & health department, and checking their list of
specific country requirements.
Angama Mara is located at an altitude of 1900m and in a low-risk malarial area, and each
Tented Suite is equipped with mosquito and bug repellent. In both instances, and for any other
inoculations, it is recommended that guests consult a specialist travel physician or travel clinic
prior to travelling.
Travelling with children
Angama Mara welcomes children aged 6 years and older, and we believe that children should be connected to the worldâs beautiful wild places from a young age. It is a life changing family holiday â not only seeing the animals but meeting the people who call Africa home. Looking after children in a safari lodge is a joy and, more often than not, the children settle in much more quickly than their parents. Our approach is to keep young guests busy and happy and to give their parents some time out too â travelling those long distances can be exhausting. Looking after children is a mindset â either you love it and do it well or you simply donât allow children to stay at all. We do â and we relish it.
While mum and dad are having a nap, taking in the view and generally catching their breath, we have a jam-packed list of fun things for Angama Maraâs young guests to enjoy:
Fishing, frogging and tadpoling in the dam
Bugging and tracking on nature walks with Maasai guides
Beading with the Maasai ladies in Angama Maraâs craft studio
Learning the art of spear throwing from a Maasai warrior
Baking bread or making ice-cream in the kitchen
Learning about nuts and bolts in the workshop
Visiting local schools and making new friends
Snuggling up in the library with curated African books, DVDâs and board games on rainy days
Star gazing at night with toasted marshmallows and sâmores
Or simply just being together as a family.
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- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.