Featured Safari Destination by GURU
Angama Mara, is a remarkable owner-run safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’. 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.
Here guests will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be: 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.
Angama Mara’s architecturally dramatic guest areas were inspired by Nairobi’s Muthaiga Club, built in 1917 and famously featured in the movie Out of Africa. Typical of early colonial design in Africa, the inside of the guest areas become the outside and vice versa.
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.
By night, the softly-lit architecture of the Maasai brick walls and the cone-shaped buildings that float on a lily pond hold guests’ attention. Especially the library, a lovely quiet place and handsome brick-clad oval room, which is perfect for private dining, and complete with WiFi, and a thoughtfully chosen collection of books and films on Africa. (Read the story behind the book and film collections).
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 Mara and easily reached by footpath from both camps, here guests will find: The Fitness Room with Technogym 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 unshaded sun loungers. A Safari Shop showcasing the very best of Kenyan craft, and leading off from it a studio where Maasai ladies bead bespoke items. Cloakroom facilities for those guests with a late checkout and a late night flight from Nairobi.
Situated in the heart of East Africa, Angama Mara is easily accessible from major international airports and combines perfectly with the safari highlights in the region.
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