Maasai Mara | Kenya

Angama Mara

Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, owner-run Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent.

Guests will find 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.

Days are as action-packed or as gentle as guests choose them to be. The Mara Triangle is home to Africa’s great mammals, a mere 10 minute drive from the lodge, and guests can experience hot air ballooning, walking safaris, cultural visits to neighbouring Maasai villages – or simply do nothing at all.

Architect duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, and Jan Allan, Kenya’s King of canvas, designed Angama Mara’s elegant and classical tented suites with an 11-metre wide floor-to-ceiling glass front. Each tent has the same breathtaking view – no one is better than the last – and every day, the sunrise provides guests with early morning theatre as the hot air balloons float gently by.

Highly polished parquet floors, distinctive splashes of Maasai red, a handsome drinks cabinet (with personal bar and safe tactfully tucked away), vanity with double basins, separate w/c, writing desk with ample charging points and tablet with guest information, WiFi, Africology guest amenities, a collection of East African books, a beautiful John Vogel woven screen, and a butler’s lobby allowing for the discreet delivery of early morning tea and coffee, all add to the comfort and delight of guests in their suites.

And because Angama Mara welcomes children of 6 years and older, the lodge has four sets of interconnecting tents, which allow children to move freely between their tent and their parents’ in complete safety and privacy.

Like most East African countries along the equator Kenya has two main seasons the dry season and the green season. However slightly confusingly, there are two green seasons and two dry seasons. A quick overview would look like this. Dry: June-October & December-February. Green: March-May & November.

If you are hoping to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration you should aim to travel between July and September.

For more detailed insight into the seasons click below...

From March through to the end of May the 'long-rains' fall across Kenya, while in November the 'short-rains' arrive. While on the outlook this seems rather daunting, many camps remain open during these months and visitors are rewarded for their bravery. Although you can be unlucky and be rained on a couple of days in a row, the typical weather pattern is for big storm clouds to build up during the day (a spectacular sight) which then breaks in a torrential downpour over the course of about half an hour. The sun then comes back out and dries everything out within moments.

From June to late October the skies clear and there are glorious long days of dry weather. These are typically the busiest months in Kenya as a result of the migration heading into full swing. Rates are often a lot higher during these months and availability for space can be tough to come by.

In January and February the skies are clear again after the 'short-rains'. This is a great season to go if you are keen to avoid busy National Parks and beaches.

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