Why we love it?
Suspended mid air, the Angama Mara safari lodges are positioned high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Tented suites with floor-to-ceiling glass fronts, share the same breath-taking view – from the bed, bath, sitting area, and even the w/c, every day, the sunrise provides guests with early morning theatre as the popular hot air balloons float by.
The extraordinary views also showcase the abundance of wildlife – with prides of lion, cheetah, leopard, large elephant herds, and buffalo, all the action can be seen on deck and during those dramatic, but brief afternoon thunderstorms, guests are safely tucked behind the floor to ceiling glass doors watching the spectacle unfold.
The lodge is perfectly complemented by Angama Safari Camp, an exclusive-use mobile tented camp deep in the Mara Triangle, where you can be amidst the mega herds during the Great Migration.
The lodge’s 12-metre pool overlooks the Mara, surrounded by deck chairs, the perfect spot to enjoy some downtime, staring out over the bush or relaxing in the sun with a good book.
To limit its carbon footprint, the lodge, which is plastic free, recently established “The Shamba” (Swahili for vegetable garden).
There are no buffets here, as well as a pick your own lunch at Shamba, there are African picnics escorted by a guide or bush BBQ dinners in a lantern lit forest.
A Safari Shop on site showcases locally made and carefully curated items from jewellery and beaded belts to felt safari hats – the most unique African gifts to take home. Leading off from the shop is a creative Beading Studio where Maasai ladies from the neighbouring community come daily to create bespoke items. Here you can come and learn the incredible craft of beading.
Get it right :
If you are celebrating a special occasion, make it known, as they will arrange for you to celebrate in Massai style at the sundowner Boma. You’ll join in as Massai warriors and maidens teach you some basic Maa whilst enjoying traditional dawa (local mojito)!
Guided safaris into the Mara Triangle, and guided walking safaris on the escarpment, meals, drinks, and child-minding are included, but if you want an extra experience, you can pay for extraordinary the hot-air balloon safaris
Pricing : From USD 900 per guest per night