Welcome to Angama Safari Camp, a light-footprint sole-use tented camp accommodating up to eight guests in four lovely en-suite tents sited deep in the Maasai Mara. This unique camp captures the romance and adventure of the glorious Golden Age of safaris, yet with a lightness of spirit that will both surprise and delight guests. Here, you can enjoy the comforts of 21st century camping, but with the thrill of having nothing but canvas between you, the Mara and year-round abundant wildlife right on your doorstep.
Each day the Safari Camp team, together with the Guide and dedicated safari vehicle, plans our guests’ day around what they would like to do. From before sunrise to after sunset, safaris will be packed with adventure followed by stories around the camp fire.
No one day will be the same as the one before. Perhaps set off in the early morning at to watch the sunrise over the Mara, enjoying breakfast and lunch picnic-style under a fig tree somewhere in the middle of nowhere? Or come back to the Safari Camp for a long, lazy lunch and a siesta – the choice is all yours.
Come together to relax in the cosy and charming Guest Area with a great book, or enjoy a delicious meal cooked over the coals. Welcoming leather couches in the lounge look onto the Fermob dining area furniture, while a little gazebo is set up just alongside, open on all four sides but shaded on top — the perfect place for mid-afternoon tea or a family lunch. The space is as perfect for two guests as it will be for eight, with the Safari Camp always tailored for our guests.
With a fresh, playful and uncluttered approach, the en-suite Guest Tents have been designed for landscape orientation in order to maximise the light and views across the plains. Each features an extra-king length bed, writing desk, dressing room, vanity, separate w/c and the playful addition of double bucket showers. Interiors echo the much-loved elements from Angama Mara — red Fermob rocking chairs and furniture by master-weaver John Vogel — with the best of everything but always just the right amount of everything.
Extraordinary wildlife experiences right on your doorstep with the Maasai Mara yours to explore. The exclusive camp site is surrounded by abundant resident wildlife – prides of lion, cheetah, leopard, large elephant herds, buffalo and abundant plains game. During the Migration Season, you will be right in the heart of the action, surrounded by the mega herds. With your days spent exploring the landscape and wildlife, and your nights spent under the stars, you will fall asleep listening to the nocturnal silence of the wilderness punctuated by the sounds of lions and hyena calling.
If there is one thing we love, it is spoiling our guests. You can look forward to the same charming service that delights guests at Angama Mara when staying at Angama Safari Camp, with the same experienced team looking after every aspect of your stay with their warm Kenyan approach to hospitality where nothing is ever too much trouble. At Angama Safari Camp you will have your own dedicated safari Guide, Camp Host, Chef, and a team of Butlers, kitchen staff and Askaris to ensure every detail is taken care of.
Meals are prepared using the freshest ingredients with the menu tailored around what you love to eat. Whether it’s an individually packed picnic under a tree somewhere in the middle of the Mara, or bitings shared around the campfire as the Chef cooks dinner over the coals the food will always be good, but never fancy. Freshly baked bread, fire-roasted meat and vegetables, Kenyan cocktails and plenty of delicious surprises delivered with the warmest Kenyan smiles.
Wake up with the sun as it illuminates the Mara around you and the wildlife start their day. Depart from the camp at dawn for an early-morning game drive and return in time for a leisurely late breakfast and lunch. Or, you can choose to take a picnic breakfast with you on safari and enjoy it under a tree.
If you would like to have slower morning, take a late-morning bumble through the Park and enjoy a picnic lunch or return to the camp when it suits you.
After a delicious lunch, it’s time to grab your camera, binos and perhaps a jacket as you head out on an afternoon safari. Have your camera at the ready because the ‘golden hour’ will be perfect for those iconic Mara shots as the sun sets over the plains. End off the drive with sundowners, sipping on an ice-cold drink while you enjoy the view and sounds all around you.
There are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport directly to the Mara – approximately a 45-minute flight, depending on routing, followed by a safari from the airfield to the specific site where Angama Safari Camp has been set up. For those coming from elsewhere in East Africa, there is excellent air access from Nairobi and the Serengeti. Angama Safari Camp is also accessible by road from other camps in the Greater Maasai Mara.
Angama Safari Camp has four spacious en-suite tents. It is a sole-use camp and can be booked for just one guest – all the way up to a maximum of eight guests in total. There is also a smaller en-suite tent for a private guide, chef or host. A minimum stay of two nights applies.
Children of all ages welcome (one triple tent can be offered).
The Mara is classified as a low risk malaria area — seek medical advice prior to travel.
The Mara enjoys a warm and temperate climate all year round. Summer months are October to April with temperatures of min 20˚C/68˚F and max 34˚C/94˚F; Winter is generally from May to September with temperatures varying between min 11˚C/52˚F and max 25˚C/77˚F. Rainfall generally occurs in brief afternoon thundershowers during the months of March to May and November to mid-December.
Check in at 12pm, check out at 10am. Due to the sole-use nature of the camp, regrettably no early check ins or late check outs are possible.
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