Angama Mara is in the heart of Maasailand, and our journey is interwoven with the Maasai people. There are many moments during your stay where you will meet and interact with Maasai, discovering the many fascinating aspects of their ancient culture.
This is an opportunity to get out onto the Great Rift Valley on foot with one of Angama’s resident Maasai naturalists. They love sharing stories of their childhood, culture, and deep knowledge of the natural world around them.
If you have a special occasion to celebrate — vow renewals, wedding blessings, anniversaries, milestone birthdays— do it here in a traditional Maasai setting. Let us know if you have a celebration coming up; we’d love the privilege of doing so Maasai style.
Every few evenings at sunset, Maasai warriors and some of the maidens perform in our traditional boma, where you can photograph — and even join in — this time-honoured celebration of song, dance, and of course, jumping.
In addition to the Maasai Mara, many of East Africa’s most famous wildlife reserves are in Maasailand, including Amboseli, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Manyara. The future prospects of the Maasai people and these protected areas are deeply intertwined — it is crucial that the Maasai benefit from the tourist economy but are still able to maintain their pastoral lifestyle.
Angama Mara is founded on the belief that running a good business helps make a sustainable difference to the surrounding communities, the land and its wildlife. The Angama Foundation, supported by nighty guest donations, has been set up to support this guiding principle in conservation, education and healthcare.
Angama Mara is surrounded by many traditional homestead manyattas, allowing both friendship and commerce to take place. Much of the foodstuffs and other goods are purchased from our Maasai neighbours.
Our guests have the opportunity of gaining a deeper understanding into the everyday lives of the Maasai, their ways, their fascinating culture and what daily challenges they face in maintaining the fine balance between preserving their ancient ways and embracing the new.
A Year in the Map Room
The Sacred Hills
When The Warriors Went On Safari
There is so much to celebrate in life — so why not while you’re on safari?
A MAASAI WALKING SAFARI
Discover the Great Rift Valley on foot with a Maasai Naturalist
WEDDINGS WITH A TWIST
Have you always dreamed of a white wedding? Why not add a splash of Maasai red and a view of the Mara Triangle as a backdrop?