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The Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’ – Angama – lends itself as the moniker for one of Kenya’s newest, and most luxurious lodges. Situated on the north-west tip of the Mara Triangle, the stunning Angama Mara perches wistfully on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley in Kenya, offering impressive views over the Maasai Mara Reserve.
Angama Mara is home to two separate camps with fifteen luxurious suites at each, along with two sets of interconnecting suites which are perfect for families. Unlike many of their lodge competitors, the guest suites at Angama Mara are hyper modern in style, with the ten metre wide, floor-to-ceiling glass windows of each suite being the focus, to take full advantage of those incredible panoramas. All suites are fan cooled, with ensuite, a Super King bed and private decks which overhang the Mara below.
The guest areas at the two camps sit on the edge of the Ololoolo Escarpment, and are the perfect setting for guests to read, dine and relax. The Pavilion, which sits between the two camps, is home to a fitness centre, swimming pool, a gallery of African crafts and artworks, as well as a studio where local Maasai women create bespoke beaded items.
The Mara Triangle offers outstanding game viewing opportunities for guests, without the number of visitors who explore the better known Mara national Park. Together, these two areas make up the great Maasai Mara Reserve, which is home to 95 different mammal species including black rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard and elephant, as well as being on route for the Great Migration - and all of this is within easy reach of Angama Mara's guests.
Travelling to the lodge is an experience in itself, with flights arriving to Angama Mara's very own private hardtop airfield from Nairobi in just 45 minutes. Add to this the fact that the lodge is managed by renowned safari experts Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald, and Angama Mara is sure to emerge as one of the finest luxury safari lodges in Africa.
Alongside the undulating Savannah, guests may recognise the three 'Kopjes' (small hills), on the property, with one of these an iconic filming location from 'Out of Africa'. Guests of Angama Mara can even picnic in the very spot used on the films promotional posters.
Nick, Original Traveller