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.
Friends and Neighbours
According to their oral history, the Maasai moved south from the Nile region into the Great Rift Valley around 300 years ago, living as nomadic pastoralists in what is today Kenya and Tanzania
Despite challenges, the Maasai have retained their traditions and remain a proud and indomitable people: Their tall stature, red shukas and ornate beadwork are among their hallmarks
Our landlords who we rent this land from, as well as all of our neighbours, are Maasai
The majority of the people at Angama come from local Maasai communities — guides, naturalists, chefs — you’ll get to spend time with them in and around the lodge
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.
Ian Dommisse | 1 December 2023
Meet the Trees
The Photographic Studios | 1 December 2023
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