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Roughing it, Armani-style
17 November 2020
When it comes to mapping out and executing the creation of a new camp - and a completely movable camp at that - Nicky discovers the devil really is in the detail
A Camp Quite Like No Other
21 April 2020
The design team that made Angama Mara a standout in look and feel is back in action with our latest addition to the family, Angama Safari Camp
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...
There Is Something About Mary
3 July 2018
From merchandising iconic Kenyan designers and African tribal artefacts to managing a team of Maasai beading ladies, this is a typical day in the life of Mary Wanjiru Macharia
Recollections from Way Back When
10 April 2018
Was it only 1000 days ago that we opened Angama Mara? Feels like yesterday and 50 years all rolled into one crazy journey. This is Prabh’s story. He was one of our patient, brave, long-suffering and oh-so-talented Nairobi furniture designers
A Life of My Choice
20 November 2017
From her iconic feathered pashminas and one-of-a-kind neck pieces to suede handbags and beaded sandals, this is the story of Anna Trzebinski and some insight into what inspires her beautiful Kenyan creations
The Keeper of The Look
21 February 2017
From property sweeps and spot checking guest tents to meetings and team training, this is a day in the life of Angama Head Housekeeper James Koikai
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
Living with No Regrets
31 August 2016
Ali Bowes started Bowes Brothers with her sons Adam and Matt in an effort to take an active stand on the protection of African Wildlife and to live with no regrets. Bowes Brother's have created beautiful animals made from fine English silver and all profits go directly to the Tusk Trust.
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...
“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...
The Leaning Giraffe
14 October 2015
The brand name needed to be reflected in the logo: to tell the story of a lodge being ‘suspended in mid-air’; to underpin the historical importance and the world’s curiosity with Africa; the spirit of the place, its people, flora and fauna.... Chris Gough Palmer shares his story about the creation of the Angama brand
Shopping Heaven for the ‘Untouchables’
7 September 2015
Nakumatt. Is there another store anywhere in the world quite like this? Whenever a need arose during the set up of Angama Mara, there was hardly a moment’s hesitation before Nakumatt came to mind. Yes, surely Nakumatt would have it – it being just about anything we needed for the lodge. Nakumatt is impossible to...
John Vogel – Master Furniture Maker
12 August 2015
Meet the very talented furniture maker John Vogel and hear about how he met Annemarie's very specific brief and then managed to get 277 pieces of beautifully made furniture all the way from Cape Town to the Mara