This small, authentic camp has an exclusive feel, being one of very few camps set within the private Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Here you can enjoy fantastic game viewing, and the family safari programme means children and adults alike can explore the area’s rich wildlife and culture.
Impeccably designed to make the most of its enviable location, high on the escarpment overlooking the Masai Mara, the rooms and communal areas at Angama Mara offer incomparable vistas and the feeling of being on top of the world.
The camp is split into two sections of luxurious tents with a shared central pavilion, complete with a fitness centre and swimming pool, and a separate communal dining and lounge area for each side of the camp. Encased in glass panels so as not to limit the view, each of these main guest areas features an outdoor infinity deck that stretches out over the edge of the escarpment, creating a wonderful place to relax while gazing across the surrounding scenery. Guests can relax inside and enjoy the spectacle of storms rolling across the plains, while on finer days you can recline on one of the many comfortable loungers out on the deck. There's also a small library area, perfect for enjoying the camp’s excellent collection of African books and films or for an intimate private dinner.
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Each of Angama Mara’s spacious tented suites are fronted by floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out over the edge of the escarpment, offering wonderful views of the sunrise over the Mara. All tents have plenty of charging points, their own drinks cabinet and a personal safe, as well as en suite bathrooms complete with a double vanity, bath and separate toilet. The highlight is the private deck at the front of each room, offering an excellent place to enjoy a private dinner or simply relax with a book.
Perched on the edge the Great Rift Valley, on the top of the Oloololo Escarpment and overlooking the Masai Mara, Angama Mara not only offers spectacular views, but is also in a great position for exploring the wildlife-rich Mara Triangle, just 25 minutes away. With its own private access road into the Mara grasslands, guests can enjoy some fantastic game viewing in the heart of the reserve. Situated just on the edge of the park, the escarpment itself is not subject to the same restrictions as within its confines, meaning that walking safaris are also offered by the camp.
Food and Drink
You won't be disappointed by the delicious array of food on offer during your stay. The simple but hearty fare is all freshly made with great attention to detail, and dietary requirements are happily catered for. You can enjoy meals served in the main communal dining area, by the pool or even on your own private deck. Picnics in the Mara are also provided, while coffee and tea is delivered each morning with your wake up call. Afternoon tea is also served every afternoon, complete with cake sandwiches and scones.
The lodge accepts children from aged six years and above. Families can stay in the four sets of interconnecting tents, which allow for easy movement between the rooms and plenty of space to relax in complete privacy.
Facilities and Activities
Wi-Fi is available in each of the rooms and in the library area. During your stay, enjoy safari game drives in the Mara Triangle area as well as walking safaris along the Oloololo escarpment with the camp’s excellent naturalist guides. Dawn hot air balloon flights and visits to a traditional Maasai manyatta (settlement) can also be arranged.
Angama Mara is an elegant addition to the range of camps and lodges within the Mara. The attention to detail and design evident throughout the camp makes for a truly special safari experience.
Masai Mara National Reserve itinerary suggestions
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Bateleur Camp is located just outside the Olololo gate to the park, in a Masai concession area. The plains in front of camp are often frequented by warthog and zebra and wildebeest are never far away.
Bogani offers a completely different experience to all of Kenya's safari camps and it provides a genuine opportunity to get involved in the great work undertaken by Free the Children. The comfortable accommodation provides a great base to explore the local area and contribute to making a real difference to local people.
Elephant Pepper is a lovely little bush camp set just outside the northern boarder of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. During the day they offer game drives and walks with excellent local guides.
Governors' Camp was the first tented camp to be established in the Masai Mara National Reserve. A new chef-training programme has brought the level of the food here to excellent standards, so you can be sure to enjoy some great food after a long day on safari.
Il Moran is one of the Mara's most luxurious camps, situated above the Mara River. Sitting in camp you might hear hippo grunting, the bark of baboons, or the calls of hyena and lion.
A small, intimate tented camp with a focus on environmental sustainability, Kicheche Bush Camp's tents are spread over a kilometre of land. The eco-friendly camp is unfenced, runs completely on solar power and is located amongst some of the most diverse wildlife in the bush.
Hidden in a picturesque valley within the Mara North Conservancy, Kicheche Mara Camp offers a classic bush camp experience in a prime game viewing location. While authentically simple, the camp’s welcoming hosts and low guest capacity give it an air of exclusivity.
A small, very comfortable tented camp, Kicheche Valley Camp serves as a good mid-level option for guests looking to experience the Mara in an authentic environment. You may even be lucky enough to see some incredible wildlife from the camp as animals venture close to the grounds.
Little Governors' has a superb position above a small swamp where, during the day, you often see animals coming to graze and drink. Overall it is one of our favourite camps in the Mara.
Mara Intrepids is a medium size camp has thirty tents situated along the banks of the Talek River. This is a great camp for families.
Naibor is a spacious and stylish safari camp, located on the banks of the Talek River in the Masai Mara Reserve. The food and service is superb, as is the guiding. We warmly recommend it.
Offbeat Mara Camp is a luxury tented camp situated on the Olare Orok water system, on Koyiaki Group Ranch, north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is owner-run and very friendly.
Situated high on a ridge in the Masai Mara’s Naboisho Conservancy, this luxurious camp provides a peaceful retreat while still being in the heart of the action when it comes to wildlife viewing.
Porini Lion Camp is located in the Olare Orok Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Service is personal, the food is good and you will be well taken care of.
Rekero Tented Camp is located inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, very close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers. It is a firm favourite with repeat visitors to Kenya.
Saruni Mara is a luxurious tented lodge set in the Koyiaki Group Ranch, adjacent to the Masai Mara. Activities include guided bush walks, game drives, while fly camping is also possible.
Serian is an exclusive wilderness camp set alongside a secluded valley flanking the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy. Each of the eight tents is fitted with large double beds flanked by twin bedside tables and a writing desk.
Brimming with authenticity, this rustic camp has a secluded location close to the main Masai Mara National Reserve, offering spacious tents with plenty of privacy.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
ME to WE provides you with the opportunity to experience life with locals in rural Kenya, working on sustainable projects that benefit these communities in the longer term.
Watch out for the giraffe hiding in the trees, antelope on the plains and roosting birds. As the sun comes up the views are superb - one of the most beautiful sights in Africa.