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Angama Mara

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Description

Angama Mara is a luxury safari lodge located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, East Africa. The lodge is situated on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment, which provides stunning views of the reserve below. It consists of two separate camps, each with 15 tented suites that are designed to blend in with the surrounding environment.

The lodge offers a range of safari experiences, including game drives, hot air balloon rides, walking safaris, and cultural visits to local Maasai villages. Guests can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife during their stay, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest. The lodge also has a team of expert guides and trackers who provide a wealth of knowledge and insight into the flora and fauna of the area.

In addition to the safari experiences, Angama Mara also offers a range of luxurious amenities, including a swimming pool, spa, and gourmet dining options. The lodge is known for its exceptional service and attention to detail, making it a popular choice for travelers looking for a high-end safari experience in Africa.

Accommodation:
The lodge has two separate camps, each with 15 tented suites. The tents are spacious and feature a modern design with large windows and a private deck that provides panoramic views of the Maasai Mara. Each tent has a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub, and a separate sitting area with comfortable furniture. Other amenities include a minibar, a safe, and a coffee station.

Safari experiences:
Angama Mara offers a range of safari experiences to guests, including morning and afternoon game drives, hot air balloon safaris, walking safaris, and cultural visits to local Maasai villages. The game drives are led by experienced guides and trackers who have an intimate knowledge of the reserve and its wildlife. During the Great Migration season, guests can witness the spectacle of millions of wildebeest and other grazing animals crossing the Mara River.

Facilities:
The lodge has a range of facilities to make guests' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. These include a swimming pool, a spa, a fitness center, a library, and a gift shop. The spa offers a range of treatments using locally sourced natural ingredients, and the fitness center is equipped with a range of cardio and strength-training equipment.

Dining:
The lodge offers gourmet dining options, with a focus on using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Guests can enjoy their meals in the main dining room, which features a large fireplace and a terrace with stunning views of the Maasai Mara. Private dining options are also available, including romantic dinners on guests' private decks.

Service:
Angama Mara is known for its exceptional service and attention to detail. The staff are highly trained and provide personalized service to each guest. The lodge also offers a range of additional services, including laundry, valet, and airport transfers.

How to get to Angama from Nairobi

The most common way to get to Angama Mara from Nairobi is by flying. Here are the steps to take:

  1. Fly from  Wilson Airport (NBO) in Nairobi to Kichwa Tembo Airstrip. There are several airlines that operate flights between Nairobi and the Mara, including Safarilink, AirKenya.
  2. Upon arrival at the Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, you will be met by a representative from Angama Mara who will transfer you to the lodge.

Alternatively, you can drive to Angama Mara from Nairobi, which takes approximately 6-7 hours. However, this option is less common due to the long drive time and the condition of the roads. The lodge can arrange a private transfer for you if you prefer this option.

Highlights

What are the 2023 Prices for Angama Mara ?

Here are Angama Mara Resident Rates:

Angama Mara Camp Rates

Ashnil Mara Camp Child Policy:
Up to 3 years, Sharing: FREE
4 – 12 years, Sharing with 2 Adults: 50% of PPS
2 Children in own Room: 75% of PPS, each
3 Children in own Room: Full Double Room Rate (PPS x 2)
1 Adult Sharing with 1 Child: Adult Single Room Rate + Child 50% of PPS

 

Masai Mara Reserve 2023 Park Fees:

Masai Mara Park Fees KE EA NON RESIDENT
Validity: 24 Hours
CITIZEN RESIDENT Inside Park Outside Park
Adult Park Fee KES 1,000.00 KES 1,200.00 USD 70.00 USD 70.00
Children Park Fee KES 300.00 KES 500.00 USD 40.00 USD 45.00

What you have to know about Masai Mara Park Fees:

Staying Inside Masai Mara Park Fees(Non-residents):
Masai Mara Park Entry Fees applicable to Guests staying in Camps and Lodges INSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve

Staying Outside Masai Mara Park Fee Rates(Non-residents):
Masai Mara Park Entry Fees applicable to Guests staying in Camps and Lodges OUTSIDE the Masai Mara Reserve

Masai Mara Citizen Entry Fees and Masai Mara Resident Entry Fees
Citizen Entry Fees: Guests visiting Masai Mara Reserve are required to present their Kenya National IDs
Resident Entry Fees: For residents of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda
||| Residents visiting the Masai Mara Reserve are required to: present their passports or show work permits or appropriate visa/s as proof of residency status

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What Hotel Facilities are available at Angama Mara?

The lodge has a range of facilities to make guests' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. These include a swimming pool, a spa, a fitness center, a library, and a gift shop. The spa offers a range of treatments using locally sourced natural ingredients, and the fitness center is equipped with a range of cardio and strength-training equipment. In addition to the facilities mentioned, Angama Mara also offers the following amenities to enhance the guest experience:

  1. Observatory: Angama Mara has a small observatory that is equipped with a powerful telescope. This facility is perfect for stargazing, and guests can enjoy a guided tour of the night sky led by an expert astronomer.
  2. Boutique: The lodge has a boutique that sells a range of high-quality African-themed clothing, jewelry, and accessories. The items are sourced from local artisans, and the proceeds go towards supporting local communities.
  3. Bush meals: Angama Mara offers guests the opportunity to enjoy meals in the bush, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maasai Mara. The lodge can arrange breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a variety of picturesque locations within the reserve.
  4. Campfire: The lodge has a traditional African-style boma, or campfire area, where guests can gather in the evening to socialize and enjoy drinks and snacks.
  5. Cultural experiences: In addition to game drives and wildlife viewing, Angama Mara offers guests the opportunity to learn about the local Maasai culture. Guests can visit a nearby Maasai village to learn about the customs and traditions of this fascinating culture.

The facilities at Angama Mara are designed to provide guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Whether you're looking to relax and unwind or explore the natural beauty of the Maasai Mara, the lodge has something to offer everyone.

Which Rooms Types are in Angama Mara ?

The lodge has two separate camps, each with 15 tented suites. The tents are spacious and feature a modern design with large windows and a private deck that provides panoramic views of the Maasai Mara. Each tent has a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub, and a separate sitting area with comfortable furniture. Other amenities include a minibar, a safe, and a coffee station.

Angama Mara offers two types of tented suites for guests to choose from:

  1. Angama Tented Suite: These suites are located in the main camp and offer panoramic views of the Maasai Mara from private decks. They are spacious and elegantly designed, with a mix of contemporary and classic safari decor. Each tented suite features a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub, and a separate sitting area with comfortable furniture. Other amenities include a minibar, a safe, and a coffee station.
  2. Family Tent: The family tented suites are also located in the main camp and are ideal for families or small groups. They are spacious and can accommodate up to four guests in two separate bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The tent features a private deck with stunning views of the Maasai Mara, and a comfortable lounge area.

Both tented suite options are equipped with the same modern amenities and offer an authentic and luxurious safari experience.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Angama Mara ?

The food and drink options at Angama Mara are designed to showcase the best of Kenyan cuisine while also offering a range of international dishes to cater to different tastes. Here are some highlights:

  1. Dining options: Guests can enjoy their meals in a variety of settings, including the main dining room, on the deck overlooking the Maasai Mara, or in the bush for a more intimate and unique experience. The lodge offers a mix of buffet-style and a la carte dining options, with menus that change daily to reflect seasonal ingredients.
  2. Local cuisine: The lodge's chefs use locally sourced and seasonal ingredients to create traditional Kenyan dishes, such as ugali (a maize-based dish), sukuma wiki (a vegetable dish), and nyama choma (grilled meat). Guests can also sample a range of Kenyan snacks and desserts, such as mandazi (sweet fried dough) and kachumbari (a tomato and onion salad).
  3. International cuisine: For guests who prefer international cuisine, the lodge offers a range of options, including Mediterranean, Asian, and continental dishes. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are also available upon request.
  4. Drinks: The lodge has a well-stocked bar that serves a range of beers, wines, and spirits, including locally produced options. Guests can enjoy their drinks on the deck while taking in the breathtaking views of the Maasai Mara.
  5. Private dining: For guests looking for a more intimate dining experience, Angama Mara offers private dining options, including breakfast in bed, romantic dinners for two, or bush dinners under the stars.
Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Angama Mara ?

There are plenty of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay at Angama Mara, whether they are looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural experiences. The lodge offers a wide range of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay. Here are some of the activities that are available:

  1. Game drives: Game drives are one of the most popular activities at Angama Mara. Guests can explore the Maasai Mara National Reserve with experienced guides and drivers in open-top vehicles. They will have the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife, including the famous "Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), as well as other species such as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest.
  2. Walking safaris: Guests can also take guided walking safaris in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, accompanied by experienced guides and Maasai warriors. This is a great way to get up close and personal with the wildlife and to learn about the local flora and fauna.
  3. Hot air balloon safaris: For a truly unique experience, guests can take a hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the reserve from above and to witness the sunrise over the African savannah.
  4. Cultural visits: Angama Mara is located on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, and guests have the opportunity to visit nearby Maasai villages to learn about the local culture and way of life.
  5. Bush breakfasts and sundowners: Guests can enjoy breakfast in the bush or sundowner drinks in a scenic location in the reserve, accompanied by their guides and surrounded by the sounds and sights of the African wilderness.
  6. Photography: Angama Mara offers specialized photographic safaris led by professional photographers who are experts in capturing the best wildlife shots.
  7. Spa: Guests can also indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at Angama Mara's wellness center, which offers a range of massages and other treatments.
 Weddings and Honeymoons at Angama Mara

Angama Mara is a beautiful and romantic location for weddings and honeymoons. The lodge offers a range of services to ensure that couples have a memorable and special experience.

Weddings at Angama Mara can be held in a variety of locations, including on the edge of the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara, in the privacy of the lodge's guest suites, or in a traditional Maasai village. The lodge can arrange everything from the ceremony itself to the floral arrangements, catering, and photography.

For honeymooners, Angama Mara offers a range of romantic experiences. Couples can enjoy private dinners in scenic locations, hot air balloon safaris at sunrise, and couples' massages at the lodge's wellness center. The lodge can also arrange for a private guide and vehicle for game drives, so that couples can have a more intimate and personalized safari experience.

Angama Mara has two separate camps, each with their own guest suites and facilities, making it ideal for honeymooners who want privacy and seclusion. The lodge's staff is also happy to assist with special requests or surprises, such as arranging a champagne breakfast in the bush or a romantic sunset picnic.

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