As They Say, Dynamite Comes in Small Packages

28 April 2015 | Inside Angama |

Every lovely safari lodge needs a lovely lodge manager and we are delighted to introduce you to Duncan Kiroro, who will be leading the Angama Mara team.

Duncan’s hospitality story started when he was just a boy in high school near Thomson’s Falls in Central Kenya. The keynote speaker at the school’s annual dinner dance was the Thomson’s Falls lodge manager and Duncan was so inspired by his talk that he set his heart on succeeding in a career that was driven by guest delight.


His golden opportunity arrived when he was accepted to study hotel management at Kenya Utalii College, one of Africa’s leading hospitality and tourism schools. After graduating, he worked at a number of iconic safari lodges starting at the world famous Mount Kenya Safari Club and most recently at Samburu Intrepids.

In Samburu, Duncan’s greatest joy, alongside taking care of guests, came from supporting the local community with transport, medical care and education. On leaving, the community gave him two cows, two camels and ten goats as a token of appreciation – to this day Duncan regards this as his ultimate achievement.

Duncan Kiroro with team

Duncan will be leading a team of 140 Kenyans and the scope and scale of the lodge does not faze him one bit. His calm demeanour, love of detail and keen interest in all that surrounds him makes him a giant of leader – do not let these images deceive you!

Duncan joined us on the 1st of March this year, and he had this to say after his first trip to Angama Mara:

“Upon arriving on site I succumbed to the Angama Mara charm. The sparkling air on the escarpment nourished my relationship with Angama. The relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere with a panoramic view of the Mara is the best. There is no doubt, the rich and famous will retreat to the Angama Mara for relaxation. Traditionally to visit the Angama hills or any happening on the three hills is an omen dictating a lasting happiness.”

Welcome Duncan, we’re thrilled to have you on board.


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AUTHOR: Alison Mitchell

As the head of creative development, retail and operational support (try say that three times quickly), Ali is the keeper of 'the look', ensuring current operations and new projects are to Angama standard. In her spare time, she also manages three other special projects — a set of twins and their younger brother — on the beautiful Kenyan coast.

saruni charles
April 28, 2015

You are the best with a delightful view in the Mara .

May 28, 2015

hello, I am a great follower of Angama Mara and I enjoy reading your articles that you always post.
I am so much interested in being one of your member and I will not mind if given a chance.
I currently completed my undergraduate studies in tourism management from Technical University of Kenya and I will be delighted is you can offer me an internship position in your company.

    Steve Mitchell
    June 2, 2015

    Hello John

    Thank you for your interest in Angama Mara. Please send through an email with your CV to Duncan, Angama Mara’s lodge manager, at [email protected]

    All the best,
    The Angama Team

Robert Parsimei
November 19, 2018

I Love this Lodge it offers the best hoteliers can offer to their clients, i have worked in different hotels, Sarova, wilderness lodges, Sunafrica hotels But it’s has been my desire to work in this place when am given a chance .Having a degree in hotel management and diploma in Kenya medical training college.

    Nicky Fitzgerald
    November 20, 2018

    Dear Robert
    Thank you for this lovely reply and please don’t give up on your dream of coming to work at Angama one day.
    All the best
    The Angama Team

Robert Parsimei
January 2, 2019

Thanks Nicky Fitzgerald looking forward for that golden chance. Fly high Angama Team.

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