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In the Company of Giants 24 November 2020 With views of Mount Kilimanjaro and an abundance of elephants, Adam recounts a recent photography expedition to Amboseli By Adam Bannister
Roughing it, Armani-style 17 November 2020 When it comes to mapping out and executing the creation of a new camp - and a completely movable camp at that - Nicky discovers the devil really is in the detail By Nicky Fitzgerald
An African Literary Safari 10 November 2020 Some of us may have been spending more time at home than planned over the past few months, but vicarious travel is possible and so enjoyable, as Laura Goldsworthy discovers while paging through some of her favourite African classics By Laura Goldsworthy
Land of Lava Fields, Living Springs and Elephants Aplenty 3 November 2020 There are few parks in Africa as iconic as Tsavo West. Diana and Adam recently fell in love with its life-supporting crystal-clear springs, lava flows and ancient volcanoes By Diana Johnson
Keeping up with the Fast Five 26 October 2020 Since arriving in the Mara four years ago, the Tano Bora cheetah coalition has certainly made a big impression. As a fanatic of cats in all shapes and sizes, Sue van Winsen was interested to learn about the unusual bond between these five famous males By Sue van Winsen
Laikipia: Pure Elegance 20 October 2020 Nicky recently stayed at what surely must be amongst the most elegant safari homes on the continent. All four of these extraordinary sole-use residences are scattered across the great Laikipia Plateau that stretches westwards from the foothills of Mt Kenya By Nicky Fitzgerald

This Week at Angama

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27 Nov 2020

Late afternoon rain showers have turned the Maasai Mara a deep, verdant green. With the Great Migration behind us for this year, Adam writes about the sudden calmness in the air, and the feeling that change is on the way

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20 Nov 2020

While Adam is out in the field with guests, Laura writes about how the rest of us are left daydreaming about the emerald grasslands of the Mara, wishing Covid away so that we can race back there to enjoy it ourselves

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13 Nov 2020

While it may have been a quiet week in the Mara Triangle in terms of visitor numbers, the plains are healthy, vibrant and bursting with life, as discovered by Angama's head guide, Sammy Komu

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6 Nov 2020

Following Adam's longest absence from the Mara ecosystem in over a year, he has found it fascinating to be back; noticing the subtle but important changes that have taken place

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29 Oct 2020

Ticking off a bucket-list item this week, Mwikali discovered there’s nothing quite like a gravity-defying outlook to re-invigorate one’s heart for the magnificent Maasai Mara

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23 Oct 2020

As someone who lives in the Mara and rarely goes out on game drives, Operations Manager Azei Lago was treated to a safari with head guide Sammy Komu this week

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Homegrown Narratives In The Savannah 13 October 2020 For filmmaker Faith Musembi, the Maasai Mara represents home in a profound way. Even though she has no immediate tribal or traditional ties to the area, it is where she found a sense of direction and belonging as a filmmaker By Faith Musembi
The Great Migration – All Mine 6 October 2020 Simon decided that ‘enough was quite enough’ and booked a flight to Kenya in September. His suitcase was surprised and elated to hit the road again. Simon had to see for himself exactly what a safari around Kenya entailed when much of the world is still either in lockdown or travellers are too anxious to leave home. After reading this perhaps it’s time to blow the dust off your suitcase and come back to Africa – we miss you By Simon Beck
Two Weeks, Four Photographers And A Million Wildebeest 29 September 2020 As soon as local travel opened up, a team of four accomplished Kenyan photographers and filmmakers flew to Angama Mara to capture the drama of the Great Migration in near total solitude. This is their account of how they spent their days from sun up to sun down By Clement Kiragu
Travel in the Time of Rona 22 September 2020 It took sheer bloody mindedness and a dose of foolhardiness for Nicky to escape a tightly locked-down South Africa to return to her beloved Angama Mara in Kenya By Nicky Fitzgerald
The Angama Way 15 September 2020 Chef Collins Randiga is an integral member of the Angama Mara team and has been since its inception in 2015. It is through living according to the company's core values, he believes, that we achieve what is known as The Angama Way By Collins Randiga
Rewilding Kenya’s Gentle Giants 8 September 2020 Once they have outgrown the Sheldrick Trust’s Nairobi Nursery, the orphaned elephants begin the next exciting chapter of their lives. Adam visited Tsavo and learnt how these rescued elephant gradually learn how to be wild By Adam Bannister
Exploring A Living Pharmacy 1 September 2020 “Let food be thy medicine” - wise words to live by. In times of Corona, good health, a nutrient-rich diet and medicine are all at the forefront of many a mind, which means there couldn’t be a better time to introduce the spiralled Living Pharmacy garden at Angama Mara By Ian Dommisse