travel journalafricakenyasuswa mara triangle Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara At Angama Mara, guests picnic with giraffes; wake up to the serenade of hyenas and watch the stars across the Mara Triangle in award-winning accommodation.
by Sophie Smith

Suspended between heaven and earth, 300 metres above the plains of the Mara Triangle, Angama is offers a unique safari experience in an exquisite location.

The rare beauty of being amongst nature’s finest animals provokes a dreamlike state for guests. This multi-award-winning safari stay pinpoints the exact setting of the blockbuster, Out of Africa. Like the movie, guests are encouraged to explore the terrain of the Great Rift Valley, setting their own agenda before returning to watch the stars from the panoramic platform of their Angama Mara accommodation.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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Intertwining rugged safari life and contemporary luxury, Architect duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens designed the accommodation designed to simply ‘take your breath away’.Exclusive and intimate, with just 15 suites available: discerning guests find themselves in the heart of Kenyan wildlife: with glass frontage offering panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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Guests are invited to wake up at sunrise, with the remarkable view of hot air balloons floating across the plains, before embarking on a day of safari. The glass frontage extends from the bedroom across to the bath, shower and sitting room to ensure that all guests are enveloped in the amber skies as the day begins.

Polised parquet floors, luxurious bathroom vanities and Maasai red touches all complement the distinctive style of Angama. All rooms provide woven screens, Africology guest amenities and a selection of East African books to allow travellers to learn about the vast history of the plains and appreciate local heritage.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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The most impressive feature of Angama is its wide spanning deck, where guests can embrace safari life, seated in a bright Fermob rocking chair. Embracing the sophistication of simplicity: opt for a local lager and watch the blue skies turn to violet as the animals on the plains below prepare for nightfall. The serenading of hyena calls as guests unwind perfectly defines the understated beauty of Angama Mara and its ability to provide guests with an authentic yet luxurious safari experience, day and night.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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For a romantic evening, guests are encouraged to opt for a candlelit dinner on the deck and enjoy a sensory experience of culinary delights. Taking inspiration from local Kenyan ingredients: mouth-watering vegetables from the highlands; tropical fruits from the coast and freshwater fish from Lake Victoria and Malindi, endless cuisines are available.

Angama Mara also has an acre of kitchen garden space so, if desired, guests can pick their own vegetables and create their own salads with seasoned Chefs.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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Angama picnics are also a speciality: where the dream of dining amongst some of nature’s finest creatures becomes a beautiful reality. Served under a lone tree in the middle of the short glass plans with only giraffes, elephants and buffalos as dining companions, this once-in-a-lifetime experience should be treasured.

With a dedicated safari vehicle, guide and Safari Camp team, each programme is personal. After lunch, stare at the fire, listen to the birds, read, take a nap, relax in the red rocker, watch the sun set, cook over the coals and breathe the fresh air in this unspoilt location.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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The grounds also host a sizeable gym and swimming pool. Inspired by Kenya’s infamous Nairobi’s Muthaiga Club, the wellness amenities is just a small example of the exemplary service at Angama Mara, where every guest’s desire is considered and fulfilled beyond expectations.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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For adventure-seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, the Angama safari experience stretched beyond the walls of the accommodation: with opportunities to take day trips or overnight stays available for an intimate bucket list expedition.

The Mara is renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, herds-a-thousand-strong of buffalo, the rare black rhino and a thriving elephant population. In approximately July of each year, the Great Migration arrives in the Maasai Mara National Reserve for its annual four-month stay. Guests are invited to witness this sight, in the heart of the action but not without the safety and comfort of Angama guides.

Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
Explore unique Kenyan safari accommodation on the Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara
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Angama Mara is conveniently located a short car journey from Mara. Guests can take advantage of daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Mara: taking just 45 minutes from take off to landing. Angama Mara Safari is also accessible by road from other camps in the Greater Maasai Mara or Serengeti airport.

For more information, visit angama.com

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Sophie is a freelance writer based in the UK. As an experienced traveller-turned-writer, Sophie now lives by the sea and provides lifestyle publications with content inspired by both her own travels overseas and the ocean-view on her doorstep.