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Angama Mara, located in Kenya's famed Maasai Mara, is comprised of two intimate camps of just 15 tented guest suites in each. The camps are situated on the edge of the Great Rift Valley on one of the most sought-after tracts of land on the continent. Inspired by the Swahili word for 'suspended in mid air,' the lodge seems to float 1,000 feet above the reserve below, where, every morning, hot air balloons sail past the 30-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of Angama's tented suites.
Angama Mara boasts outstanding game viewing 12 months of the year in the Mara Triangle, which is directly accessed from the lodge via a private track, and is perfectly positioned for witnessing the annual Great Migration, which brings millions of wildebeest and zebras into the reserve on their quest for grass. Guests also enjoy guided walking on the escarpment, a 40-foot-long swimming pool, a fitness center, a beading studio, and a curated Safari Shop with clothing and local jewelry.
For more information about Angama Mara, visit: www.angama.com.
High above the Maasai Mara on the very site where some of the most romantic scenes from Out of Africa were filmed, Angama Mara, opened June 14, 2015, is comprised of two separate and intimate camps, each encompassing 15 tented guest suites, placed just on the edge of the Great Rift Valley on one of the most sought-after tracts of land on the continent.The lodge, helmed by renowned industry-leaders Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald (formerly of &Beyond), boasts the most outstanding game viewing 12 months of the year in the Mara Triangle, with direct access to the reserve. Inspired by the Swahili word for 'suspended in mid air,' the lodge seems to float 1,000 feet above the Great Rift Valley, where, every morning, hot air balloons sail past the 30-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of each suite. Guests enjoy daily wildlife safaris in the Mara Triangle, guided walking on the escarpement, a Fitness Center, a 40-foot-long swimming pool, a curated gallery of African art, clothing and jewelry, and a sun-filled studio where local Maasai women bead bespoke items.