Kiswahili for ‘vegetable garden’ the Shamba is a much-loved experience for Angama Mara’s guests. Step through the entrance — a passionfruit arbour — and follow the Shamba Keepers around the one-acre profusion of plants. Or while away a morning or afternoon under the shady moth trees, taking in sweeping views of the Mara below whilst watching the butterflies and birds flitting through the greenery.
The Shamba is more than a vegetable garden. It’s an experience of exploration, of getting in touch with the soil, fruits and vegetables of Africa and finally, an explosion of taste.
Pick your own ingredients for the freshest salads imaginable right here in the garden, as part of your lunch under the towering Moth trees in the Shamba. Our Butlers prepare the rest: a wicker basket filled with loaves of bread, local cheese and chilled rosé wine, to accompany your well-earned greens — which may include everything from lettuces, root vegetables, oranges, limes, passionfruit, to edible flowers and herbs.
Visit the Shamba’s healing garden, offering a range of easy-to-clutch natural remedies, to cure everything from headaches to anxiety.
If you’re up early enough, a very special event takes place in the Shamba. At dawn, around 06h00, it’s time for our daily chicken run, a chance for Angama’s brood to stretch their wings and fly the coop as they head to their favourite restaurant, the compost heap, under the protective gaze of Head Shamba Keeper, Willie. This sight for sleepy eyes may even be worth missing an early morning departure for your safari.
Shall we Shamba?
Cooking Up a Shamba Storm
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Overlooking the Maasai Mara, Angama Mara is perched atop the Oloololo Escarpment with views that stretch on forever