The Roof of Africa
QUINTESSENTIAL HOME OF THE SAFARI
For guests visiting Angama Mara and wanting to discover more of this beautiful country, the choices for a classic East Africa safari are limitless: fly north over flamingo-rimmed lakes of the Rift Valley to the land of the Samburu and Meru National Park, once home of Elsa the lioness; scale the peaks of Mt Kenya; discover Swahili coastal culture in historical Lamu; capture that iconic photograph of an elephant in front of Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli; and don’t forget to spend at least one day in Nairobi visiting an elephant orphanage, feeding a giraffe and walking in the footsteps of Blixen and Finch Hatton at Karen’s lovely farmhouse.
For those travellers wanting to explore more of Kenya after their stay at Angama Mara it is an easy flight to just about anywhere: Amboseli with its famed views of Mt Kilimanjaro; Tsavo and the crystal clear waters of the Mzima Springs; Meru, Samburu and Laikipia in Kenya’s northern territories, all with astoundingly diverse habitats, and Mt Kenya with its snow-capped peak is to be found here too; travelling down through the Rift Valley are the lovely reserves surrounding Lakes Naivasha and Nakuru, swathed in pink from the tens of thousands of flamingos; and finally, to wrap up an East Africa safari, relax on one of Kenya’s beautiful beaches on the Swahili coast.
IN THE HEART OF EAST AFRICA
One of Africa’s great safari journeys is to combine northern Tanzania with the Maasai Mara. Starting at the world’s largest intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to over 25 000 animals in one of the most beautiful wildlife havens anywhere in Africa. No traveller on an East Africa safari should miss this extraordinary destination – a place quite like no other. Journeying on westwards across the mighty Serengeti, the perfect choice of where to stay has to be in a tented camp that follows the Migration. Wake up in the morning with nothing more than a piece of canvas between you and hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. Crossing over into Kenya via the western border posts of the two countries, travellers finally find themselves at Angama Mara high up above the Mara itself. A perfect ending to a perfect East African safari.
For intrepid travellers wanting more it is also an easy flight from Angama Mara westwards into either neighbouring Uganda or Rwanda, home to Africa’s great apes: the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and the endangered golden monkeys to name but a few.