Photo: Maasai traditional dance
Photo: 'Out of Africa' kopje
Photo: Elephants playing
Photo: Dining on the deck
Photo: Pool and Pavilion area
Photo: Rooms with a view

Angama Mara

Set atop the cliff where the world famous movie ‘Out of Africa’ was filmed, Angama Mara, meaning ‘suspended in mid-air’ seems to float above the Masai Mara, offering spectacular views of the Plains.

Guests are accommodated in spacious Tented Suites, reminiscent of a classical African safari, each with breathtaking views. Every detail has been considered: end-to-end glass frontage, sweeping canvas, decks overhanging the Mara, and inside – polished parquet floors and just the right amount of furniture.

The lodge consists of two totally separate and intimate camps, each with a guest area sitting atop a kopje. The architecture is filled with drama, and the red brickwork is inspired by local Maasai technique.

Whenever I think of Angama Mara my heart skips a beat. I hear the score from ‘Out of Africa’ playing in my head, and my dreams now feature soaring hawks and herds of wild animals stretched across the Great Rift Valley.

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From the wonderful architecture, location, ease of arrival to most importantly the fantastic staff who cared for us……I had a sense of the gentle natural cycle of life with the various animals in sync, relaxed, not tampered with, behaving just how they should.