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No Thorns On This Bush 14 September 2021 Nicky recently returned to South Africa’s lowveld, a wilderness that Steve loved most. Far from the rolling grasslands of the Mara, she reconnected with those perfect wintry bush days at the jewel in its crown – Kubili House By Nicky Fitzgerald
Pressing Pause on the World 7 September 2021 After being named The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year in 2019, Lee-Anne Robertson was finally able to visit Angama, discovering “a piece of heaven on earth” in the process By Lee-anne Robertson
What’s for Dinner? 31 August 2021 Whether you’re in the mood for something refined or relaxing, Nairobi has it all. Could this be the gastronomic hub of East Africa? We certainly think so By Sue van Winsen
Life on Mars 24 August 2021 Celebrating all that is wonderful and beautiful about our continent, this week’s story comes from way south of Angama. Stepping into another world, one that includes ghost towns, shipwrecks and even a stroll with a deadly cat, Ryan revisits Namibia to enjoy its stark magnificence By Ryan Brown
You Are Here 17 August 2021 One of the earliest forms of human communication, maps tell stories. And we have plenty to share with our guests with the addition of our handsome new Map Room, set at the heart of the lodge By Nicky Fitzgerald
Eat Pray Love – The Angama Way 10 August 2021 Elizabeth Gilbert had to travel all over the world to accomplish these three things, but all Charlotte needed was just two weeks, a COVID test and some very stretchy jeans By Charlotte Ross Stewart

This Week at Angama

One of the joys of This Week at Angama is reviewing the stories captured in images and being able to compare them to the years before. For Adam, the rhythms of the Mara are reassuring

This week Eric managed to fulfil not one, but two lifelong photographic ambitions, while the misty landscape took the sense of mystery to the next level

By chance, we discovered the most wonderful of surprises this week. A sighting even more precious and memorable than a mighty river crossing

The Great Migration is still keeping us on our toes, with what will happen next being anyone’s guess. Regardless, there was plenty to keep Eric busy this week, from a crocodile feeding frenzy to some oh-so-handsome nomadic lions

What goes on in a gnu’s brain? This Migration Season reinforces just how much these animals live up to their collective noun – an implausibility – as they continue to behave in perplexing ways

The Great Migration is predictable in its unpredictability. No year is like the one before and this season is no exception as the mega herds continue to gather, taking a route less travelled straight into the Mara Triangle

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60 Lodges Later… 5 August 2021 In this first episode of our new series, Chai with Angama, Steve Mitchell, co-founder of Angama, chats to CEO, Nicky Fitzgerald to find out what four decades of experience in hospitality has taught her, what it was like working alongside her husband, and her people-first approach to business By Nicky Fitzgerald
Welcoming Wolfgang 3 August 2021 Wolfgang M. Neumann has joined Angama's Board of Directors, bringing with him a wealth of experience in responsible leadership. Steve Mitchell, Angama's Co-founder and CFO speaks to him about his career and hopes for Africa and Angama By Steve Mitchell
Mampoer in the Mara 3 August 2021 Having celebrated the cultural heritage of the four main regions of Kenya, it was time to turn our focus to the southern tip of the continent, celebrating the South African branch of the Angama family By Charlotte Ross Stewart
Technology in Conservation 2 August 2021 Africa's elephants are in crisis. On a daily basis, poaching and habitat loss bring these creatures into conflict with communities. In this second episode of our series, Chai with Angama, Steve Mitchell, co-founder of Angama, chats to Marc Goss, CEO of the Mara Elephant Project, to find out how technology, in all its forms, from the most simple to the highly complex, has a role to play in conservation By Steve Mitchell
From the Mara to the Mighty Zambezi 27 July 2021 Travelling on their first flight out of Kenya, the four winning guides from the 2019 and 2020 editions of The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year, set off on an unforgettable week-long adventure By Martin Keino
The Angama Guide to the Great Migration 21 July 2021 It is the largest land-based animal migration on the planet – more than a million wildebeest and zebras migrating en-masse on their never-ending journey in search of greener pastures. Most will survive the hazards faced along the way, but hundreds of thousands won’t. This is without a doubt, the greatest show on Earth By Sue van Winsen
When Lengishu Came to Stay 20 July 2021 If you have read an Angama blog or two before, you may know “people first” is at the very heart of our lodge. Whether it be our guests, our staff, our neighbours, or our extended safari community, we love nothing more than opening our doors to all – this time, to our new friends from up north By Charlotte Ross Stewart
A Tribute to a Mapmaker 13 July 2021 It was with a heavy heart that Kate was tasked with penning a goodbye to Angama’s dear friend, Duncan Butchart, but one she was honoured to perform By Kate Fitzgerald Boyd
Roasted by Hand, Made with Love 6 July 2021 From bean to brew, Ryan visited Nairobi for a behind-the-scenes journey with Angama’s coffee supplier, Spring Valley to learn more about this proudly Kenyan roastery By Ryan Brown
Long Live the King 29 June 2021 At 1pm local time on 11 June, Scarface took his last breath. He died of natural causes in peace without any disturbance from vehicles or hyenas. The Mara has lost a king, but may his legend live on forever By Nicky Fitzgerald
The Place We Call Home 22 June 2021 On the 12 June, the Mara conservancy proudly celebrated their 20th anniversary. Custodians of the beautiful Mara Triangle, the Angama family is proud to not only take our guests into the park each day, but to support the Mara Conservancy in every way we can By Nicky Fitzgerald
Seasons of Love 15 June 2021 As we celebrate Angama’s birthday, Nicky wonders – how do you begin to measure the love that has been poured into our lodge over the past six years? By Nicky Fitzgerald
Protecting Fitz, His Herd and His Home 8 June 2021 The Angama Foundation funds the collaring and ongoing monitoring of a forest-dwelling and habitual crop raiding elephant, named Fitz. And he has been keeping the team from the Mara Elephant Project on their toes By Claire Bolles
Celebrating Sisterhood at Segera 1 June 2021 Earlier this year, Angama’s two female guides headed up north to Segera Retreat in Laikipia to join the ROAR AFRICA Women’s Empowerment Retreat for a week of recognising the female pioneers in travel. This is Sophie’s story of her time up north By Sophie Sadera
Seconds Out Round #6 25 May 2021 Our annual tradition to celebrate the abundance of regrowth around our lodge has fallen to Nicky, with Adam and the maintenance team jumping in to capture this year's changes By Nicky Fitzgerald
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