‘Angama’ means ‘suspended in mid air’ in Swahili and it couldn’t be a more suitable name for this safari property, perched on the rim of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and overlooking the magnificent Mara Triangle. Glorious views as far as the horizon are part and parcel of the five-star tented suite experience and with ringside seats of the comings and goings of the Big Five as well as the Great Migration in this northern corner of the Maasai Mara , wildlife enthusiasts are truly spoilt for choice. For bird lovers, the proliferation of species in this East African idyll is equally fascinating.
Frequent bird and wild animal sightings are just one element of the safari experience for guests at this luxury Maasai Mara property.
Designed to encompass the romance of a tented camp experience with the old world splendour of safaris as experienced in days gone by, Angama Mara consists of two intimate camps, with each guest area sitting atop a koppie and blessed with 180 degree views. Would-be guests will be thrilled to discover that the site of the property is where many of the scenes of the iconic Out of Africa were filmed – and on arrival, the romance of the property and its setting is absolutely palpable.
A short flight from Nairobi, Angama Mara oozes laidback luxury. Guests are whisked from the private airfield to the owner-run lodge which plays host to a mere fifteen suites per camp, ensuring personal service and the promise of a tailormade safari experience. Aside from the likes of sunrise and all day safari excursions, guests can expect to enjoy everything from hot air balloon rides over the Maasai Mara, guided walking safaris as well as cultural tours to local Maasai villages. An Out of Africa picnic, complete with vintage accessories, a gourmet spread and extraordinary Serengeti views is a once in a lifetime spoil.
Of course, Angama Mara is the ultimate opportunity to unplug. While away an afternoon in one of your tent’s rocking chairs while enjoying the to and fro of wildlife, page through books in the lodge’s standalone library or indulge in a full body massage on your tent’s deck. Safari life – Angama Mara-style, is a decadent experience from each and every angle.
Camille chose beautiful and perfectly located lodges for this family's East Africa safari especially as seeing the Great Migration was on their wish list. She achieved a nice balance of interesting animal-related activities with time relaxing and just enjoying the wilderness.