Why we like it
- A brand new camp overlooking the Mara Triangle
- Located in prime position, on the edge (literally) of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment
- Has its own airstrip for ease of access
- Each tented suite shares a 180° view of the Mara below
- A private track leads directly from the lodge to the Mara Triangle
About Angama Mara
Angama Mara is a brand new camp set across three kopjes in the Rift Valley, overlooking the Mara below. The tented suites are strung out across two of the kopjes, but third remains untouched: this is the very site where the loveliest scenes from the Oscar-winning film Out of Africa were filmed, such as horse-riding and the famous picnic scene. It’s no wonder, as the area is one of the most beautiful - not to mention unspoilt - areas of Kenya. While tented camps in the Mara are the norm, what defines Angama is certainly its exceptional location: every tented suite shares panoramic view of the Mara below, with almost ring-side seats for the Great Migration which runs from July to October each year. The site is split into two camps of 15 tents each, meaning it feels intimate and relaxed, and totally uncrowded. There are two sets of interconnected guest suites in each of the two camps, so families needn’t miss out on the views (children of all ages are welcome).
The tents themselves seem to hang off the escarpment, maximising those priceless views. The interiors are minimalistic and contemporary to focus the attention on the views, with end to end glass frontages, sweeping canvas, polished parquet and just the right amount of furniture from which to enjoy looking down onto the Mara. At the Pavilion, the centre of the two camps, you'll find a fitness centre, a swimming pool, an art gallery with pieces available for purchase and a sun-filled studio where Maasai women bead bespoke items for sale. Activities on offer include safaris into the Mara Triangle, walking safaris on the escarpment, in room massage, hot air balloon safari and community visits.
The focus at Angama (after the view) is on service, service, service. Angama’s staff village has been built from scratch with the same attention to details as the guest accommodation, fulfilling the ethos that happy staff create a happy environment. The staff village includes a community-owned shop and clinic.