Angama Mara

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Angama Mara
Angama Mara
Angama Mara
Angama Mara
Angama Mara
Angama Mara
Angama Mara
It’s not hard to tell that the owners of Angama Mara are veterans in the world of luxury tourism. Having previously run over 60 luxury lodges across Africa and India for travel company &Beyond, Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald decided to create their own property, high up on the escarpment overlooking the billowing plains of the Masai Mara. The lodge was designed by South African architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens to celebrate the view. A huge wooden deck wraps around the front of the lodge, with a circular sunken fire pit that invites guests to gather for evening sundowners. The layout of the main guest areas is a modern take on that of Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club: Pillars break up the large space set with stylish dining tables and chairs, and glass doors that fold open, allowing guests to appreciate the landscape from indoors. Bedrooms are a dream: Each has its own roll-top bathtub, gin-filled cut-glass decanter, and wooden veranda. Out of Africa film fans will appreciate the setting all the more—one of the kopjes on Angama property was the setting for the movie poster. Charming little nods to the famous story exist throughout the property, like the yellow Gipsy Moth biplane in the library, a replica of the one Denys Finch Hatton used to fly across the country.
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Neighborhood Vibe
This being the Masai Mara, Angama is the perfect place to get to know the local Masai community. Nearby the lodge at sunset every evening, Masai warriors treat guests to a song and dance performance over a sundowner. Be warned: guests are often selected to don the full Masai garb and participate! Also on site at Angama is a craft studio, where skilled Masai women create traditional beaded jewelry and bespoke items for guests. For an extra-special experience, visitors can also book in for a hot-air balloon ride, taking off from a launch site near the lodge, and spend the morning floating over the earth as the sun rises.
Insider Tips
Who's it for: Travelers who appreciate the finer things in life and are looking for a highly personalized experience, romantics, Out of Africa film fans. 
Our favorite rooms: Every single tent at Angama is exactly the same, and they’re all spread out along the escarpment with balconies overlooking sweeping views of the beautiful Mara plains. Although all tents are spaced well apart, for the most peace and quiet opt for a tent on the furthest end of North or South Camp.  
Highlight: Romantics can enjoy the famous movie-poster spot from Out of Africa for their very own picnic date, set on a small kopje (hill) overlooking the Mara grasslands. Guests simply need ask and the area will be set up with Masai blankets to spread out on, and a picnic box filled with goodies to snack on.
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