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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
Rotating Chooks – not Roasting Chooks
30 October 2018
Who would have thought that three years in we'd be designing and implementing chicken coops in our very own Shamba? Never a dull moment at Angama Mara...
Two Stories – One Island
4 September 2018
Tyler and Tammy both share their love of the Spice Island
Going Going and so nearly Gone
24 April 2018
On the same day each year for the past four years we have photographed our lodge from the same angle and 2018 found Tyler bushwhacking where once there was nothing but mud
Angama of 1000 Days
15 August 2017
On 12 August 2014 the first peg was hammered into the ground and Steve Fitzgerald reminisces what it took to build Angama Mara in just over 10 months
It’s Calabash O’ Clock in our Shamba
18 July 2017
Ian Dommisse writes about his return visit to a “project of a lifetime”, explains the design inspiration behind the Calabash Garden and shares a story that captures the passion of the Angama shamba team
Why Spinning Tops Don’t Get Dizzy
20 December 2016
Experience Angama Mara through the eyes of Marina Greaves, one half of the duo who created Angama Mara's signature brand
Snakes & Ladders
7 November 2016
Take Two on Our Shamba - Ian Dommisee returns to Angama Mara to see how his beautifully designed Shamba has taken shape since his last visit to the lodge
A Little Shamba Chaos
5 July 2016
Architect Ian Dommisse tells us about his “dream come true” project and shares the brief as well as some of his inspiration for the beginnings of Angama Mara’s Shamba
Then & Now: A Year of Miracles
12 April 2016
Who would have thought just twelve months ago, in April 2015, our lovely lodge would make such an extraordinary recovery from Construction Catastrophe to this? These ‘then’ pictures were snapped during a site visit between 6 – 10 April 2015. The fact we were just 10 weeks to opening hadn’t really dawned on us...
Where in the World is John?
13 January 2016
Annemarie Meintjes on photographing Angama Mara for VISI, making the cover and named best magazine cover when it hit the street… We had fun with this shoot. The Maasai naturalist John Peenko was used in every shot not only to show the scale of the spaces, but mostly because I took my inspiration, my colour...
When the Architects Finally Came to Town
2 December 2015
It was a powerful and slightly schizophrenic experience walking into Angama Mara for the first time. I had spent a year flying around a 3D digital model of the space, and finally being there was like jumping into that model and living in it. The schizophrenia came from all the conflicting emotions. I was torn...
26 May 2015
Nicky Fitzgerald writes about her experience in working with highly talented architect and creative genius Sylvio Rech and his ability to pick up just about any writing tool close to him and create exceptional, to scale designs
When the Scandinavians Came to Town
21 October 2014
Upon approaching Nairobi’s airspace one’s senses will be confronted with two strong sensations: the palpable aroma of the onboard plane food that reminds you of previous sins and the beautiful site of the puncturing Nairobi skyline. This dramatic vista is comprised of some sensational pieces of architecture – and some less desirable ones. The most...