Angama Mara is a remarkable safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’. Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent. Here guests will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be: two intimate camps of just fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.
Guests access the reserve via a private track where they can witness one of the continent’s most dramatic events, a Mara River crossing. Inspired by the old-world atmosphere of Nairobi’s famous Muthaiga Club, guests can dine, read, relax, and enjoy a drink in a place where indoors and outdoors merge into one, all the while enjoying the view below. The architecture is filled with drama, and the red brickwork is inspired by local Maasai technique.
At the lodge’s Pavilion, set between the two camps, lies 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 work at beading bespoke items.
The camps are advertised as a modern interpretation of a 1920s safari, which is fitting, since many romantic scenes from Out of Africa were filmed in the area. Price starts from $750 per person, all inclusive.