As the day ends, it’s time to sit back, sip a cocktail and watch the sun descend behind the Rift Valley from the spectacular vantage point of the Sundowner Boma — perfect for this, with its circular shape encapsulating the dramatic views overlooking the Maasai Mara.
‘Boma’ is a Kiswahili word, meaning an area surrounded by a fence often made of thorn branches or sticks. Traditionally as the sun set, livestock was gathered into this space to protect the animals from predators. Today, it is also a space in which people gather — more often around the fire than not — where the African night is welcomed with song, dance and celebration.
What to Expect
Sip a gin and tonic, a Kenyan Tusker beer, or try a traditional dawa — Swahili for ‘medicine’, this delicious cocktail is Kenya’s unofficial health drink
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a Maasai warrior performance of traditional singing, dancing and jumping — or join in
Of course there’s delicious party food: samosas and chicken skewers made on the fire and popcorn over the coals, a favourite with children
If you are celebrating a special occasion, please let us know so that we can do it Maasai style at the Boma: the celebrant is presented with a beautifully beaded Maasai gift, and the warrior performance is dedicated to them
Guests staying at any of Angama’s camps and lodges are faced with the toughest of choices — how they wish to spend their day. Take a look at some of the daily adventures on offer:
Tim Hulme | 19 February 2019
Faces of the Mara
Nicky Fitzgerald | 29 June 2021
Long Live the King
Lucky Kalsi | 11 May 2022
Showers of Maasai Blessings