Angama Mara has a remarkable location: balanced on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara plains. This award-winning lodge has two camps of 15 tented suites each. Attention to detail in each tent is incredible, but it’s the view that really catches your attention. The front of each suite is floor-to-ceiling glass, so whether you’re lazing in bed or soaking in a bubble bath you’ve always got the Masai Mara laid out before you.
At Angama Mara the days’ activities are arranged around you. In the morning hot air balloons float gently by, a beautiful sight best viewed from a rocking chair on your private deck as your butler brings Kenyan coffee and a freshly baked treat. Or set off early on a dawn game drive – it’s up to you! The lodge has its own road down to the Mara Triangle. These vast grasslands home to abundant herds, prides of lion and plenty of cheetah too.
Other activities include a guided walk with a Maasai warrior, a hot air balloon safari, and a picnic on the crest of the famous hill that features on the “Out of Africa” movie poster. Back at Angama Mara you can relax alongside the lovely swimming pool or sit with Maasai women while they bead beautiful jewellery. Evenings begin with a sunset cocktail in the Maasai boma, before sitting down to a table for two on your private deck or a delicious BBQ in the lantern-lit forest.
Angama Mara is featured in our pick of the 1o Most Luxurious Safari Lodges in Africa.