Opened in 2015 Angama Mara is one of Kenya's newest and most thrilling lodges. 'Angama' means 'suspended in mid-air' in the local Swahili dialect, and all thirty tented suites are positioned with seemingly endless views over the escarpment, making it easy to see where the moniker was derived.
Bordering the Mara triangle, and with breath-taking views of Africa's Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara is ideally positioned above the ever magnificent, game rich Masai Mara.
The tented suites, designed by Kenya's 'King of canvas' Jan Allen, each have 11 metre, floor to ceiling glass facades offering magnificent views without leaving your bed, while the three remaining sides and roof are traditional safari olive and cream canvas for privacy.
Each of the two separate fifteen tent camps have their own guest area, kitchen and dedicated staff. As with the suites the guest areas hang over the rift Valley edge and are perfect for dining or enjoying a sundowner on the terrace. The chefs prepare a mouth-watering variety of dishes using fresh, local produce; from grass-fed beef to seafood from the Kenyan coast and with no dietary requirement an issue at least a third of the menu is designed with vegetarian guests' needs catered for. Set between the camps you'll find the infinity-edged swimming pool, fitness suite and safari shop.
How to get to Angama Mara
Roughly a 45 minute flight from Nairobi into the Angama Mara hardtop airstrip, and then a short transfer to reach the camp. Road transfer from Nairobi takes about 6 - 7 hours.
Activities at Angama Mara
Morning, afternoon or all day safaris, spa, hot air ballooning and Masai community visits