Angama Mara Tent

Angama Mara

Maasai Mara, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Unique position on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment overlooking the Maasai Mara

  • Suites are suspended on the edge of the escarpment to give the sensation of floating

  • Named after the Maasai word 'angama' meaning 'hanging in the air'

  • Wall to wall glass fronted suites offer unparalleled 180 degree views of the Mara

  • Angama is the location where many of the scenes in Out of Africa were filmed and was used as the backdrop to the movie's poster

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Best time to Visit

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The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October but game-viewing is great year-round as there is abundant resident wildlife.

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Insider's View

Enjoy the Out of Africa picnic - on the escarpment with incredible views over the Mara plains

Make sure you visit the beading ladies in the shop - you can even try your hand at Maasai beading!

Make sure you do a full day's drive to head as far as the Tanzania border and see some completely different areas

Take advantage of the new photography studio where you can seek advice on how to get the best images from your camera. You can also edit your images from the game drive with a professional photographer.

Just sit and admire the view, you could do it for days!

Watch the sunrise from your bed - there is no better way to start the day!

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Angama Mara or take a look at our itineraries to Kenya


A spectacular location perched on the edge of the escarpment, Angama has unrivalled views over the Maasai Mara from its glass-fronted suites. A super-modern and luxurious camp, owned and managed by industry expert Nicky Fitzgerald.

Angama Mara offers a new kind of safari experience. Named after the Swahili word which translates as "hanging in mid-air", each of the glass-fronted suites is suspended on the edge of the Mara escarpment overlooking the savannah plains beyond. Wake in the morning to hot air balloons rising up to your eye-level for a dramatic start to the day!

Angama is split into two camps, each with fifteen spectacular suites, each with two family tents. The camps sit on two of three kopjes on the escarpment edge, retaining the third kopje for picnics and sundowners. This third kopje was the location for key scenes in Out of Africa, ideal for those wanting to live the romance of this iconic safari film.

Each suite hangs suspended off the edge of the escarpment, with a 10 metre wide floor-to-ceiling glass wall to the front of the suite to give 180 degree views. With polished wooden floors and modern furnishings, this is far from a rustic safari camp and offers something quite unique in the Mara.

The owner-manager Nicky Fitzgerald (and her late husband Steve) built and ran more than 60 beautiful safari lodges and camps across the African continent before creating what is today Angama Mara. You can be assured of superb hosting, attention to detail and superb guides to ensure you get the most out of your safari experience here.

There is a main mess area where you can relax during the heat of the day, a swimming pool and a fitness centre. Massages are available in the comfort of your suite, too.

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Activities focus on game-drives which are the best way to explore the wide-sweeping savannahs of the Maasai Mara. Night drives after a sundowner drink are available, and walking safaris on the escarpment, ideal for taking in the stunning scenery. Picnics on the kopje where Out of Africa was filmed is a real treat, and something we'd highly recommend. Other activities include community visits to learn more about Maasai culture and traditions, and hot air-ballooning - but do note, these are on request and incur an additional charge.



Hannah Dawson (Staff)

Angama sits proud overlooking the Masai Mara. From the picturesque location to the fantastic facilities and stunning suites, nothing is too much trouble here, the staff are always on hand to ensure everything is perfect.
The communal areas are all very open and welcome incredible views at every angle. Enjoy a drink by the fire pit, sunbathe on the deck with never ending views of the Mara, or stargaze with the world class telescope. The new photography studios ensures from novice to advance can learn or perfect the art of photography. As well as being able to print your own photos to take the amazing memories home with you.


Sian Frost (Staff)

This spectacular camp out does itself in every single way; the food, the location, the rooms and above all the service. The staff here at Angama Mara go above and beyond for you and are really experts in what they do, you will have a gin and tonic in your hand before you released you wanted one. The camp is split in to two which gives it an incredibly private feel but you can walk freely from one to the other to go to the photography studio, beading workshop, gym or swimming pool. They have built a new road which allows incredibly easy, smooth access on to the plains below allowing you to quickly make the most of your wonderful position in the Mara and explore until your hearts content for the day.


Anna Hearn (Staff)

There is no other way to describe Angama than breath-taking! The lodge, perched on the escarpment, must have one of the best views in the whole of Africa, taking in the vast plains of the Mara right across to the Serengeti. It's almost too much to take in when you first see it, and you can understand why most of Angama's guests spend their time on the viewing deck, gazing into the horizon. The lodge follows through with its promises too - from the impeccable yet discreet service, the beautifully designed rooms, the excellent guiding and the delicious food - Angama delivers on every level. The drive down into the Mara for your game drives is full of surprises too - from the families of elephant laboriously making their way up the steep slopes, to colourful birds - including the rare Narina trogon - hiding in the forests. Angama is the perfect luxury lodge from which to explore this beautiful part of the Mara.


Angama Mara, Kenya - 45% Discount

Enjoy the signature 5 nights stay at Angama Mara and save up to 45%. The signature package includes a hot air balloon flight over the iconic Masai Mara, a private safari vehicle and a complimentary massage.

Subject to availability. Bookable all year but saving is varied between standard and peak season. Terms and conditions apply. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.

Book from 13 January 2021 to 08 January 2022
Travel from 13 January 2021 to 08 January 2022
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  • Game drives in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.

  • Maasai Mara Balloon Safari

    Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.

  • Private Safari Guide and Game Drive Vehicle

    Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.

  • Riding in Maasai Mara

    Horseback safaris are the most exciting way to see the bush and in Kenya they are without a doubt the most exciting and adventurous safari you can do.

  • The Great Migration

    The Maasai Mara is famous for being home to one of nature’s most spectacular events: the Great Migration. Millions of wildebeest cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara in search of better grazing.

  • Walking in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4x4 and, accompanied by your professional safari guide, begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.

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Location & directions

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Angama Mara is located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, enjoying spectacular views over the savannah.

How to get there

International flight into Nairobi and a domestic light aircraft flight in Cessna Caravan or similar to the Maasai Mara, around 1-hour away. The camp is a game-drive away from the airstrip.

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