Reviews of Angama Mara
“Heaven on top of Heaven!!”
I have had the joy and been blessed to visit some of the most exclusive safari destinations most people in the world would only dream of: yes, I am a confirmed addict and always looking for my next “fix”. For East and Southern Africa, my mind told me I had seen the best but boy was I wrong! Angama Mara moved me to the core. It peeled off layers of emotion and revealed a side of me I did not know existed.
My travelling to Angama was to celebrate my birthday and also cross over a personal milestone and I got exactly what I wished for and more. Every single detail was taken care of. I was pampered to a fault. The game drives were out of this world! Knowledgable Njiriri ensured that not a day passed without me learning something new. Unbelievably, and true to what I had heard, I took a walk to their amazing garden and even chose what I wanted for dinner. In all my years of travel, I have yet to meet a place of this standard with this kind of flexibility. Am i gushing too much? Cannot help it :). Angama for me was only but a temporary cure; I cannot wait to be back and most of all rave to everyone about you. You will be hearing from me and mine!
Thank you for making this “My trip of a lifetime”.
Lucy546 – Nairobi, Kenya. Stayed November 2017. Traveled solo.
“The best experience imaginable”
It is hard to describe Angama Mara without using superlatives. In comparison to a number of other places we have stayed, including 5 Aman resorts, this was the very best experience we have ever had. It was, truly, a life changing experience – the safari itself, the beauty of the Maasai Mara, the perfection of the service, and the loveliness of the staff. We felt so welcomed and looked after – by Wilson, Adlight and Daniel. Josephat and Azei managed the resort so that all of the parts of our stay functioned perfectly.
If you can manage to scrape together the money to stay here you will be rewarded with the best kind of travel experience, the kind that transcends the concept of a vacation, and is becomes a high point in your life. It certainly was for us.
miw2008 – New York, NY. Stayed January 2018. Traveled as a couple.
“The most beautiful spot!”
Angama Mara was the second location we stayed in the Mara and we worried we might be staying there too long but on the contrary, we were so happy to have 3 extra days in this paradise.The position of the Lodge is so special…the view really has to be seen to be believed. The food and service were excellent and we had gentle, personal table service each day by Adlight. The safari experience was different in the sense that you drive down from the escarpment to the Park each day, so we found it best to commit to a long safari in the morning and spent the afternoon enjoying the fabulous facilities. My husband and I both had the best massages we have had in years! We would definitely recommend this as a luxury escape whilst doing safari in Kenya and would love to go back.
Dom T – Sydney, Australia. Stayed December 2017. Traveled with family
“The best experience of our lives!”
This almost 2 year old lodge, is the best you will find in Africa!. My husband and I have been lucky enough to travel to many safari lodges, but here at Angama Mara you will be treated to a unique experience. The setting on the edge of the plateau, where Out of Africa was filmed, is unique, and the accommodation is so well done with every single amenity that you need. The attention to detail in the bedrooms is extraordinary!
The lodge staff are the most wonderful people, imparting a calm service that is always there but not intrusive. Sophie our guide was amazing, and we felt that she somehow had a link to the animals, and could read their every move…
This is a lodge not to be missed….one of the 1000 things to do before you die!
baren – Cape Town, South Africa. Stayed April 2017, travelled with friends
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Adventure Travel Trade Association
Established in 1990, the Seattle-headquartered ATTA serves 1,000 members in 80 countries worldwide – keeping Angama Mara on track as a responsible tourism operator within the adventure travel sector. Read ATTA’s interview with Nicky Fitzgerald here.
African Travel & Tourism Association
A member-driven trade association, Atta (as it is affectionately known) promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. Widely recognised as the Voice of African Tourism, Atta serves and supports businesses across 22 countries.
Selected Escapes is, as the name suggests, a carefully curated collection of luxury properties, each chosen for its rare and memorable character. Based in North America, Selected Escapes represents Angama Mara to luxury travel agents in the region.
As Angama Mara’s PR counsel, Weill is responsible for the lodge’s press coverage in North America. “What sets us apart,” says President Geoffrey Weill, “is that this company was founded, and continues to run and be staffed by people who, like me, simply enjoy writing about travel, about hotels, about the romance of taking a vacation.”