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A Surprise Around Every Corner 25 November 2022 Freshly retired and in her true fashion, Nicky takes us on a wild adventure to one of South Africa's most unique — and delicious — safari lodges By Nicky Fitzgerald
A Great Guiding Team, Built to Last 23 November 2022 Being a safari guide is not just about passing an exam — it's about weaving magical stories, having each other's back and spending hours appreciating everything the Mara has to offer By Sammy Komu
Clucks, Cackles and Chatter 18 November 2022 A day in the life of Shamba keeper and wildlife enthusiast Jeremy includes more feathers than you would expect By Jeremy Lorinyo
5685 Meters in 5 Days 11 November 2022 In the second instalment of our mountain climbing double feature, Robert takes on a giant from his childhood — the indomitable Mount Kilimanjaro By Robert Sayialel
A Sunday Excursion From Nairobi 4 November 2022 Keen to explore more of Kenya, Charlotte organised a leisurely day trip — and got a bit more than she bargained for By Charlotte Ross Stewart
Crafting Kenya 29 October 2022 A research project documenting one of Kenya's unsung crafts became one woman's mission, as her passions — craft, heritage and opportunity— converged into a purpose By Wanja Laiboni

This Week at Angama

The food chain in the Mara ecosystem is complex but one thing's for sure — you want to be on top of it

Christmas has come early for us in the shape of four flopsy cubs as the Angama Pride starts anew. Plus, a rhino crash if there ever was one

We were subject to some terrible manners this week — and a leopard playing with her food wasn't even the worst of it

Sightings of the mysterious leopard and cheetah males are all the chatter this week — along with the newborn lion cubs, of course

As for most animals, family is everything — they help you get clean (or dirty), and have your back through thick and thin

This week was all about changing perspectives and seeing things differently — both literally and figuratively

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Breaking Ground, Not Promises 21 October 2022 Two and a half years of discussions and planning all came together a week ago in a groundbreaking that will go down in history By Steve Mitchell
About a Bead 14 October 2022 It's not just pretty colours and intricate patterns — there's a lot more to this age-old tradition By Charlotte Ross Stewart
Finding Fermob 7 October 2022 After years of emails back and forth, Alison and Annemarie make a pilgrimage to the two Eiffel Towers By Alison Mitchell
A Few of My Favourite (Angama) Things 30 September 2022 What happens when you ask a child what they love most about a place? They make up a song of course. By Kate Fitzgerald Boyd
How to Bathe a Scorpion 23 September 2022 Travelling to Africa brings a natural curiosity of its indigenous peoples. But how do you marry a sincere interest with authentic interactions that don't border on exploitation? By Ryan Brown
A Mara Elopement 16 September 2022 Casper and Lil, a couple from Amsterdam, were planning a big wedding in Italy — and then threw it all out the window By Guest Author
An Alternative Rite of Passage 9 September 2022 At a ceremony celebrating their coming of age, a group of girls from the Mara started a new tradition — and a new life for themselves By Ruth Mboya
Beautiful Darkness 2 September 2022 Beguiled by reports of a mythical black panther, Andrew ventures into the heart of Laikipia to find it By Andrew Andrawes
A Safari for Four Generations 26 August 2022 Travelling with 26 members of her family, 96-year-old Irene Simon recounts her recent return visit to Angama Mara By Irene Simon
A Year in the Map Room 19 August 2022 Out of the guest tents and into the Map Room, Leshan reflects on his first year in his new role — and his new office By Leshan Nadallah
The Mara and the Meaning of Be/Longing 12 August 2022 In a special essay for the blog, celebrated author Alexandra Fuller recalls her family connection to Kenya and fulfils her mother’s dream By Alexandra Fuller
When a ‘Laaitie’ Came to Stay 5 August 2022 After years of working behind the screens of the safari industry, Iwan heads to the Mara to experience it for himself By Iwan Lategan
The Green Heart of Uganda 29 July 2022 While the name Bwindi Impenetrable Forest promises all sorts of unfathomable adventures, somehow it's the forest that finds a way into your heart By Charlotte Ross Stewart
Cape Town to the Mara 22 July 2022 In a once-in-a-lifetime 60th birthday trip, Christine and her husband Louis drove 10 000km from the tip of Africa all the way to Kenya By Christine Daron
Seeds of Change 15 July 2022 Can you teach conservation? With a new educational programme rolling out in 13 nearby schools, the Angama Foundation aims to find out By Charlotte Ross Stewart
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