Angama Mara - The Wow Factor

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Great Rift Valley, Kenya

Angama Mara

  • Camp is suspended in mid-air
  • Overlooks the loveliest game reserve on the continent
  • Every detail has been considered

Facilities include

WiFi Air Conditioning Swimming Pool In-room massages Room Service

Activities include

  • Picnics
  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safari
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Experience Maasai Land
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About

About Angama Mara

A extraordinary new safari lodge balanced on the edge of Africa’s 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, Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Guests are accommodated in spacious Tented Suites, which have been designed for guests’ 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 – 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 kopje’s. 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, all the while enjoying the view below. The architecture is filled with drama, and the red brickwork is inspired by local Maasai technique.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The 700 hectare site directly borders the Mara Triangle, with 1.2 km of Rift Valley frontage, it’s 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 lodge’s private airfield, located just a few minutes away.

The airfield is 1,260m long with GPS co-ordinates 1° 16′ 17.7” S; 34° 57′38.7”E, 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 Kenya’s 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.

Important Information

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.
Medical advice:
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.

Children

Travelling with children

Angama Mara welcomes children aged 6 years and older, and we believe that children should be connected to the world’s beautiful wild places from a young age. It is a life changing family holiday – 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 – travelling those long distances can be exhausting. Looking after children is a mindset – either you love it and do it well or you simply don’t allow children to stay at all. We do – 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 Mara’s 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 Mara’s 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, DVD’s and board games on rainy days
Star gazing at night with toasted marshmallows and s’mores
Or simply just being together as a family.

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