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Welcome to Leaving Out The Dull Parts

Nicky Fitzgerald, CEO and Chief Editor of Angama's blog, shares what Leaving Out The Dull Parts is all about and explains the origins of its name

In that unforgettable hair-washing scene from the movie Out of Africa, Denys Finch Hatton recites poetry to Blixen as he gently massages shampoo into her hair.

KAREN: You’re skipping verses.

DENYS: I leave out the dull parts.

Welcome to Angama’s blog, ‘Leaving out the Dull Parts’. We love the movie, we love our beautiful lodge, we love telling stories, and most of all, we love the humour that the name of our blog implies. The Angama team, together with some loyal contributors, has one goal for ‘Leaving Out the Dull Parts’ and that is to delight our readers with some great African yarns, anecdotes and tales; a few about us and a whole heap more about everything else.

We will travel through East Africa discovering less-visited places and meeting the wonderful people who live there, showcasing the latest safari trends and style, and taking our readers behind the scenes wherever possible. The star of the blog is undoubtedly the Maasai Mara, its wildlife and the people who call this beautiful corner of Africa home. Every Tuesday a story is posted by one of our merry crew of contributors. Every Friday, in This Week at Angama, we share with our readers images of the best wildlife sightings and scenery the Reserve had to offer over the preceding seven days.

Thankfully, this blog is not about taking ourselves too seriously, but rather to bring a little African joy to our readers.

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About: Nicky Fitzgerald

After more than 30 years in hospitality, starting with a small hotel at the foot of Africa and followed by a further couple of Cape hotels, most notably The Bay, and sixty plus safari lodges across Africa and India, Nicky has served more meals, puffed more cushions, filled more beds, trained more staff and opened more properties than she cares to remember. Her driving force is ‘will our guests love this?’ She has come full circle and is happily puffing, cooking, training and filling to her heart’s content high up on the edge of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Out of Africa 29 February 2016 Angama Mara celebrates 30 years since the movie Out of Africa swept the oscars by sharing some of our favourite moments from the movie and the story By Nicky Fitzgerald
It All Started with The Bath 30 September 2014 “It started with a galvanized bath, of course, and then I read all about Karen and Denys, their romance, their safaris and the history of Kenya during those times” says Annemarie Meintjes on where she took her inspiration for the Angama Mara interiors By Annemarie Meintjes
“We have a lodge in Africa” 27 October 2015 The world fell in love with Karen Blixen's opening line, "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills". For those who identify with Out of Africa, this wild continent is the heart of every safari and many of the film's most memorable scenes were shot overlooking the Maasai Mara at Angama... By Kate Fitzgerald Boyd
This Week at Angama #235 5 August 2022 Everyone is eating well lately, as Sammy notes, with lots of wildebeest on the menu. Not to mention another leopard with an unusual kill in a tree By Sammy Njoroge
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Agnieszka

3 March 2020

unforgattable

Agnieszka

3 March 2020

unforgettable

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