Angama Mara lodge in Maasai Mara : Angama Mara is a spectacular safari resort with a breath taking view of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, which many people believe to be the most beautiful game reserve on the globe, and is located high above the Great Rift Valley in Africa.

In this lodge, visitors will discover a place where everything is just as it should be: two small camps with only fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, custom safari days, and a notably friendly Kenyan welcome.

Angama Safari Camp, an exclusive-use mobile tented camp located deep within the Mara Triangle and amid the huge herds during the Great Migration, is the ideal complement to the lodge.

Angama Tented Suites

The luxurious tented suites at Angama Mara were created to take full advantage of the breath-taking views of the Maasai Mara from every angle, including the bed, bath, sitting room, shower, and even the toilet. The roof and other three sides of the tents are made of canvas with a traditional safari olive outside and a romantic cream interior. The front of the tents have floor-to-ceiling glass. The tented suites are all over 100 square metres in size and feature roomy decks for in-room dining, massages, and red rocking chair safaris.

Beautiful John Vogel woven screens and highly polished hardwood floors with distinct Maasai red accents are featured in the interior design.

The double vanity has a separate water closet and two double basins next to it, both with brass fittings and African culture amenities. A personal bar and safe are hidden away in a magnificent drinks cabinet. The writing desk has WiFi and lots of charging ports. Early morning tea and coffee can be discretely delivered through a butler’s lobby.

Game drives

The main attraction of your safari vacation is a game drive into the Mara Triangle. After leaving the lodge, you soon find yourself in huge grasslands lined with acacia trees and surrounded by more animals than you can count, including the Great Migration’s huge herds and Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo).

Angama safaris take place in the Mara Triangle, one of Africa’s most famous year-round Big Five attractions. The Swahili word “safari” means “journey.” You can get to the centre of the activity in less than 20 minutes thanks to Angama Mara’s unique access road down into the exclusive Triangle.

Angama Mara safari cars can accommodate up to six passengers and have comfortable seats, plenty of legroom, charging ports, and canvas tops for shade from the sun. At Angama, there are no time restrictions on when you can go on a game drive from sunrise to sunset.

The guides at Angama are empathetic storytellers who interpret the Mara in a way that completely immerses our visitors in their surroundings. The Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association has certified all of the team’s guides at the Bronze level, and five of them have earned their Silver level. In order to personalise your safari experience, your guide will entertain you with their knowledge and recollections during your game drives. Game drives are designed around the guest, taking into account things like where they have been, what they have seen, what their major passions are, what they would like to do, when they would like to do it, and how long they would like to spend on a game drive at a time. You never have to worry about becoming hungry while driving because there is always food and drink available.

Angama Mara lodge
Angama Mara lodge

Safari vehicles

All Angama Mara Safari vehicles with the exception of families or parties, they can accommodate up to nine visitors per vehicle on all game drives (two per row). If you’d prefer, you can reserve private safari cars in advance for a portion of a day or the entire trip. When making an inquiry, kindly request rates. The drives take place in completely open-air game-viewing vehicles, to which the animals are familiar with. The cars have been properly designed and modified offering comfortable seats, plenty of legroom, charging stations, and canvas roofs for shade or flaps that can be opened if it rains.

The scenery and the wildlife

For a first-time visitor, East Africa’s grasslands might be extremely challenging. With a million wildebeest and an almost endless supply of other animals like giraffes, topis, zebras, and elephants, not to mention the lions, cheetahs, and leopards that are never too far away, you have a natural environment that is as close to paradise as one can get.

There is very little that can prepare you for your first experience of the Great Migration, no matter how many photos or films you have seen. It’s challenging to explain to the uninformed without seeming like you’re using exaggerating.

There is wildlife practically everywhere you look, all the way into Tanzania. The volume and biodiversity are absolutely mind-boggling. There are moments when you feel as though you need to rest your eyes from the excessive stimulation. The wildlife is everywhere, though, so you cannot look away.

Looking up at the escarpment and away from the grasses offers the only possibility of visual “solace” that you may have. A buffalo or elephant will inevitably emerge from the woods, so there is no break from constantly checking the enormous rocks and gorgeous trees for any indication of a leopard.

How to get there

Angama Mara is conveniently reachable thanks to regional carriers’ numerous daily flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the heart of an East African safari, which is only a 45-minute flight from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Alternately, travel privately and land at the airfield at Angama Mara directly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Kenya Airways, as well as other international airlines like Emirates, AirFrance-KLM, and British Airways, connect Nairobi to all major global hubs with ease. Flights from Nairobi or other cities to the lodge can be purchased with help from Angama Safaris. There are a number of daily scheduled flights, and depending on the route, the flight time ranges from 45 to 1 hour 15 minutes. There are also private flying options.

Angama Rates

Angama Mara is made up of two small camps, each with 15 luxurious and large tented suites, and is situated high above the Maasai Mara National Reserve with easy access to the reserve below. The all-inclusive rates at Angama Mara are affordable for families and solo travellers, always priced per person per night, and categorised by season.

Peak season $2275 per person per night – This is between July 1st – September 30th and Dec 23rd – Jan 4th.

Standard season $ 1490 per person per night – 5th Jan – 30th June and 1st October-Dec 22nd.

Rates Inclusive

  • Every single shared vehicle guided safari into the Mara Triangle (with a limit of 6 people per vehicle)
  • Walking safaris with a guide along the Rift Valley escarpment
  • Aside from French Champagne and reserve wines, all meals and beverages
  • WiFi and laundry service
  • Every guest experience while on the resort
  • Transfers to and from Kichwa Tembo Airstrip or Angama Mara Airfield
  • Insurance for medical emergency evacuation
  • Childcare (available from 18:00 to 22:00)
  • VAT and all other fees.

Excluded Rates

  • Any extra guest encounters that aren’t listed elsewhere
  • Private safari vehicles reserved at US$800 per day pay US$80 per visitor per 12-hour period in Maasai Mara park fees.
  • Contribution to the Angama Foundation of $20 per visitor per night
  • Purchases from the Safari Shop and in-tent massages
  • Transfers by air and by road from locations beyond the Maasai Mara are available upon request.
  • Gratuities
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