Spectacular, luxury lodge with unmatched Masai Mara views
- Two camps of 15 tented suites each (interconnected family tents also available)
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Two libraries
- African art gallery
- Private, direct access to Mara Triangle
- Tailor-made menus
- Private indoor/outdoor dining options
- Morning, afternoon, night, all day safaris
- Visit to Maasai homesteads
- Traditional craft making with local Maasai women
- In-room massage on request
Towering high on the Rift Valley’s Oloololo Escarpment with direct and private access to the Mara Triangle, this lodge’s name was inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’. It’s not only its location that makes it stand out, but also its commitment to education, health and conservation in the region.
Each of the 30 luxury tented suites echo the traditional Maasai culture with splashes of red and tartan print throughout, coupled with minimalist design, so as not to disrupt the dramatic, 180° panoramic views. Soak up your surroundings with provided binoculars from the comfort of your own room, equipped with 10 metre wide, floor-to-ceiling glass windows or on the private wooden decks that hang above the Mara below.
The Pavilion, which sits between the two campsites, is the perfect place to unwind after a day on safari. Catch the sun setting over the reserve with a drink at the cosy pit fire. Other luxury amenities include a fitness centre, swimming pool and art studio where you can meet local Maasai women, and watch their talented craft-making.
Angama Foundation funds two education projects; accommodation for 16 teachers at Emurutoto Primary School and three new classrooms at Partakilat Primary School. The teacher accommodation replaced mud buildings and allows teachers to prepare adequately for the task of educating hundreds of young learners. The school buildings in the Partakilat Primary School have given the 200 children a place to learn, many having had lessons under the shade of a tree before.
March 2017 saw the opening of the Angama Mara Clinic. Created to serve the community as well as staff and guests, it is open all year round to provide medicine and skilled medical advice. The clinic goes from strength to strength – guests have even provided specialist medical equipment such as a fetal monitor and a defibrillator.
Protecting the Mara Triangle
They work with the Mara Conservancy to ensure the longevity of the Mara Triangle. The first two fields of co-operation that have been identified are livestock predation compensation and rhino monitoring, and discussions are underway as to how best to affect this support, complemented by ongoing education initiatives in the community.