Angama Mara

High above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley – and balanced on its rim – lies a beautiful piece of land that overlooks what many safari travellers deem the loveliest game reserve on the continent, Kenya’s Maasai Mara. This is a place where everything is just as it ought to be. The sky melts into the endless plains in a vista so wide, it takes your breath away. It is a place of ever changing light, and where eagles glide by on a quest to only they know where.

Welcome to Angama Mara, a remarkable new lodge overlooking the Mara Triangle. Inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid air’, Angama Mara seems to float way up above the Maasai Mara where, every morning, hot air balloons sail past the 10-metre-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of each tented suite.

The lodge, comprising two totally separate and intimate camps each of fifteen tented suites, is situated where some of the most romantic ‘Ngong Hills’ scenes were filmed for the movie Out of Africa. At Angama Mara, you can almost hear Karen Blixen’s words: “Here I am, where I ought to be”. It is surely a place to fall in love with the world again.

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