The Angama Mara team loves planning a celebration whatever the occasion. And they do it Maasai style: with beautiful beadwork, dancing warriors, extraordinary backdrops, and of course, the warmest Kenyan hospitality.


  • Celebrate anything you wish,  from the romantic — an anniversary, a honeymoon — to a major life event or a milestone birthday
  • No matter the occasion, there are different and unique settings to suit: The Pavilion, the Map Room, perhaps an evening at the Boma, or in the Shamba
  • You don’t need an occasion to just celebrate life – enjoy a special dinner prepared in the location of your choice

Celebrate With Us

There is so much to celebrate in life — so why not while you’re on safari? Transform any moment into an extraordinary one.


Whether you’re wanting to renew your vows or celebrate a significant wedding anniversary, you can do this at an authentic, low-key sunset celebration, either in our Maasai Boma, the Out of Africa kopje, or at the lovely Shamba.

Quick Facts:
The husband is presented with a Maasai shirt and beaded walking stick and the wife with a traditional beaded skirt, top and beautiful Maasai jewellery
Singing and dancing maidens and warriors accompany the couple as they arrive at the Boma or Shamba
After a performance by the warriors, the ceremony ends with a special blessing for the happy pair by the Maasai elders
*Please note all bespoke Maasai beaded items are to take home and added to guests’ account
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What could be more romantic than a proposal right on the site of the movie about one of the greatest love stories — set in Kenya? Out of Africa was filmed here and the little hill featured on the movie’s poster is where the lodge team sets up a champagne picnic on its crest, with sweeping views of the Mara below. With such a setting we have yet to have a refusal!

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Whether it’s a couple travelling together celebrating a milestone birthday, or the multi-generational gathering of a family clan, the lodge loves to throw a party.

Quick facts
These take place in our Maasai Boma at sunset, accompanied by toasts with traditional Kenyan ‘dawa’ cocktails
If it’s your birthday, you’ll be presented with a beautifully beaded Maasai gift along and a performance by Maasai warriors dedicated to you
For a more modest celebration, guests can be surprised and spoiled by a champagne picnic for two on the crest of the Out of Africa kopje
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During their Bar or Bat Mitzvah year, young Jewish men and women can celebrate their coming of age in the heart of Maasailand.

About the special day
Start with a wilderness walk in the company of a Maasai Naturalist, accompanied by a young warrior or maiden, who share the story of their Maasai journey from childhood to adulthood
Boys then learn how to throw a traditional Maasai spear before having some quiet time in a traditional manyatta (homestead) in the Shamba with a Maasai elder, who shares his wisdom
The Bat Mitzvah girl is escorted to the manyatta to be adorned with traditional beaded gifts
The day ends with a ceremony where the young guest of honour is blessed by the elders and given a special gift to commemorate this special day
*Please note that an additional charge applies for this experience

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A Mara Wedding Quite Like No Other

Nicky Fitzgerald

And what a celebration it was… The bride and groom hailed from London and decided, site unseen, that at the base of the lovely Out of Africa kopje was where they wanted to declare their vows with fifty friends and family in attendance. They travelled from all four corners to honour the marriage of their…
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Every Drop Makes a Difference

Zoe Weill

At the age of twelve, I’m not exactly the definition of cultured. As much as I have seen, and I have been lucky enough to travel to many places, in the end, I’m still a kid, and can’t help but live in my own little world and ignore everything else in this seemingly giant and…
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My Maasai Mitzvah

Jacob Kupchik

My name is Jacob, and I live with my family in Long Island, New York. This summer, I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah, the ceremony of coming of age in the Jewish tradition. To become a Bar Mitzvah, one must read a portion of the Torah and begin the journey of becoming a responsible member of…
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  • Please plan well ahead to accommodate any custom beaded items. The cost of bespoke items, clothing or jewellery is available upon request
  • Angama Mara does not charge a fee for hosting celebrations (excluding Bar and Bat Mitzvahs), nor for the dancing performance by Maasai warriors in the boma
  • The services of priests, elders, additional warriors or other professionals as required are available upon request
  • Please enquire about the cost of hosting a Bar or Bat Mitzvah (as well as our Kosher kitchen)
  • Each camp at Angama Mara accommodates up to 30 guests, perfect for larger groups, with accommodation for up to 60 guests

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