Angama Mara: Information from the owner
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- Last updated by Owner
- 30 May 2018
Facilities at Angama Mara
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Spa
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complementary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Child Friendly Activities, Hot-air Ballooning
Room types at Angama Mara
2 Camps of 15 tented suites each
Architect duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, and Jan Allan, Kenya’s King of canvas, designed Angama Mara’s elegant and classical tented suites with an 11-metre wide floor-to-ceiling glass front. Each tent has the same breathtaking view – no one is better than the last – and every day, the sunrise provides guests with early morning theatre as the hot air balloons float gently by.
Highly polished parquet floors, distinctive splashes of Maasai red, a handsome drinks cabinet (with personal bar and safe tactfully tucked away), vanity with double basins, separate w/c, writing desk with ample charging points and tablet with guest information, WiFi, Africology guest amenities, a collection of East African books, a beautiful John Vogel woven screen, and a butler’s lobby allowing for the discreet delivery of early morning tea and coffee, all add to the comfort and delight of guests in their suites.
Activities at Angama Mara
Gather in a lantern-lit forest for dinner cooked over the coals. Guests dine family-style at long, wooden tables, off enamel plates with dishcloths for napkins. It’s fun, it’s relaxed and most of all, it’s delicious.
Hot Air Ballooning
Watch the hot air balloon as it is inflated, with a steaming cup of Kenyan coffee in hand. Just before dawn lift off into the skies, witnessing the sunrise and a multitude of animals below while floating over the Mara. Come back down to earth for a champagne breakfast in the middle of the savannah’s endless plains.
Mara Conservancy Canine Patrol Training
A hands-on opportunity to learn about the invaluable work of the Mara Conservancy’s canine unit. Observe and participate in training exercises and see if you can outsmart these determined canines.
Out of Africa Picnics
Intimate private picnics for two (maximum four) on the Out of Africa kopje featured on the movie’s iconic poster. Checked blankets, comfy cushions, canvas safari chairs, a picnic and sparkling wine on ice – everything you could need for elegant romance.
Visit Angama Mara’s Photographic Studio for a private tutorial with our on-site wildlife photographer who will help you come to grips with your camera. Hire photographic equipment or learn more about the editing process on our large-screen Apple desktops. Explore the Mara on a private photographic safari with one of our resident specialist guides. Those who prefer to put down their cameras, the in-house photographer can capture these special moments in a professional photoshoot.
Run with a Kenyan
Join the Angama Running Club and see how you fare against this nation of great athletes as you jog along the Escarpment with the possibility of encountering plains game such as giraffe and zebra along the way.
Game drives at Angama Mara are planned according to what the guests would like to do as there is no set programme. Descending down Angama Mara’s private road, 10-minutes later guests enter the Reserve. Even though there is game a-plenty around the lodge, the heart of the action takes place in one of Africa’s most iconic year-round Big Five destinations – the Mara Triangle.
Sundowners in the Maasai Boma
Traditional dawa (local mojito) in hand, toast the sun as it descends behind the Rift Valley from the vantage point of the lodge’s Sundowner Boma to the sound of Maasai warriors as they perform singing, dancing and jumping.
Explore Angama Mara’s one-acre lovely kitchen garden followed by a soil-to-fork lunch under towering moth trees. Crusty bread, local cheese, chilled rosé and the freshest of salads served with the Mara as a backdrop – what could be better?
Visit a Maasai Manyatta
Guests enjoy a rare opportunity of gaining a deeper understanding into every day lives of the Maasai, their ways, and their fascinating culture, while shopping for keepsakes to take home.
Visit the Beading Studio
Leading off the Safari Shop is a sunny studio for Maasai ladies who come daily to bead bespoke items. Guests can try their hand at beading or perhaps have the ladies bead a name bracelet or an item of their clothing.
Guests have access to over a huge tract of wilderness along the Siria Escarpment. Escorted by a Maasai naturalist guide, walks can be as long or short as guests prefer. Discover the smaller details – fascinating plants, birds, insects and animals and the role they play in traditional Maasai beliefs and customs.
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