Sit on the actual picnic spot from 'Out of Africa'
Angama Mara has arguably the best views in the Mara Triangle
A camp where no expense has been spared to provide the utmost in luxury
Angama Mara is split into two completely separate lodges, each with 15 suites that are perched on the edge of the hills, looking out over Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The name of the lodge ‘Angama’ means ‘Hanging in midair’ in Swahili.
The tents all have floor-to-ceiling glass windows at the front, opening onto a private terrace, allowing guests to constantly enjoy the spell-binding views and have an eye level view of the hot air balloons that drift above the Mara at dawn. Two of the tents in each camp have interconnecting bedrooms that are perfect for families with children.
In between the two lodges there is a large infinity pool, a safari shop, a gym and a design studio where local Maasai make beautiful beaded jewellery and crafts.
The Mara triangle is famous around the world for it’s incredible game viewing with the Big 5 here in abundance as well as a host of other wildlife. Between July and October it is also home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, the single greatest mass movement of land mammals on the planet, when millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra fill the plains, bringing with them an increase of predators in search of a meal.
Angama Mara is set up in the hills, 300m above the Mara Triangle and with panoramic views of the Maasai Mara. It is ideally located for any East African Safari Circuit and is on the very spot where Out Of Africa was filmed. The lodge is in fact positioned across three kopjes of the escarpment, the third of which is renowned as the setting of Robert Redford’s and Meryl Streep’s picnic in ‘Out of Africa’ and the image on the film’s poster.
As devotees of ‘Out of Africa’ we can’t think of anything more magical than staying on the site of some of the film’s most memorable scenes. However even if you’ve never watched the movie there is something so special about this spot that will speak to everybody. The views across the Mara are astounding and it’s one the best areas in the world for wildlife. During July, August, September and October it is of course the site of the Great Wildebeest Migration, but in all the other months of the year as well the wildlife here is extraordinarily prolific so it really doesn’t matter when you choose to visit, you’ll still have the safari of a lifetime and be staying in one of the most luxurious lodges ever built.
Angama Mara can be reached by several scheduled flights daily from Nairobi's Wilson Airport to Angama Mara's private airfield. It is about a 45 minute flight, depending on routing. To reach Angama Mara from the Serengeti, it is a short flight to Tarime airstrip in Tanzania, guests are then transferred across the border to the Migori Airstrip in Kenya, and then another short flight gets them to Angama Mara.
The camp is also accessible by road from the Maasai Mara, Nairobi and the Serengeti.
The 30 tents at Angama Mara are split between two camps to preserve a sense of intimacy and exclusivity. Children over the age of 6 are welcome and childminding is available.
There is mobile signal at Angama Mara and Wifi in the tents and library.
Spa treatments are offered at an additional cost and take place in the privacy of your own suite.
Binoculars are provided.
There are fans in the guest tents. The high altitude means that mosquito nets are not necessary.
Angama Mara is open all year. The long rains fall from March to May, and short rains from November to December. Rain generally occurs in brief afternoon thunder showers.