Angama Mara, Maasai Mara

Situated in the heart of East Africa, Angama Mara, named after the Swahili word for ’suspended in mid-air’, is a five-star family owned luxury safari lodge providing you with a dreamlike experience of being caught somewhere between heaven and earth. With two totally separate camps, both with 15 tented suites, the rare beauty of Angama Mara will enchant you with its unrivalled exclusivity, breath-taking views and spectacular year round “Big 5” wildlife.


The owners of Angama negotiated for over 20 years with the local community to build in this incredible location and despite the celestial illusion, this luxury Lodge is in fact easily accessible by just a 45 minute flight from Nairobi. In the heart of the Mara-Serengeti EcoSystem, Angama Mara’s remarkable location high above the Maasai Mara makes it the perfect safari destination and a guaranteed highlight in any adventure to East Africa.

Your Room

Designed by renowned safari architect Silvio Rech, all the identical suites across the two camps are beautifully elegant and give an undeniable air of sophistication. The 11-metre floor to ceiling glass fronting of the tents provides you with a window onto the world and breath-taking views of sunrises over the savannah whilst the spacious wooden decks with splashes of Maasai red, cement Angama as an emerald in this luscious savannah.

Why we like it

If you’ve already done one safari and think there is no need to go again. Think again. Nowhere else in the world can you experience unparalleled views of Africa’s Big Five, wake before dawn and float effortlessly above the Mara in a hot air balloon or indulge in a ‘rocking chair safari’ on your private deck looking out onto views of freedom, greatness and unrivalled nobility. Angama offers so much variety making it additionally very unique – a photography studio, a pool, gym, beading studio with the Maasai Mama’s and map room which can double up as cinema really offers a lot. Combined with lots of special dining experiences from bush BBQ’s, boma drinks, picnics in the Mara, lazy lunches in the Shamba (the organic vegetable gardens) as well as private picnics on the original “Out of Africa” hill mean lots of private meals in very special locations.


Founded on the principle of benefitting the communities in which it operates, Angama Mara’s sustainability efforts benefit its neighbours and local wildlife alike. Enter the Angama Foundation. With three main fields of work (education, healthcare, and conservation), the foundation is funded by the hotel, with each guest contributing a 20-dollar donation per night. This helps to fund a vast range of projects, including rhino monitoring, providing school books, building a local health clinic, and sourcing food and clean running water.

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