So, if Carlsberg built a safari lodge Angama would definitely be it. Built by some of the safari industries most experienced big guns this amazing property, which is literally suspended above the roaming plains of the Mara triangle, offers a truly unique experience which cannot be rivalled anywhere else in Africa. Angama itself is modern, quirky and stylish in décor with little touches making it one of the design feats of Africa. The views are so beautiful they will sweep you off your feet.
No stone has been left unturned here and guests want for nothing – every inch of your huge glass fronted suite is there to soak up the dramatic views. The staff are some of the warmest, most charming staff we have met anywhere and have charisma and personality in buckets. The guides are exceptional and access is directly down the escarpment into the Mara triangle.
The lodge has two camps of fifteen rooms each, but thanks to the warmth and personal service given by the staff here it still feels intimate and small – the main areas for each camp remain cosy at night with a roaring fire but open during the day to make the most of the vast expanse below you.
This special place is located near to the hill where the famous funeral scene from Out of Africa was filmed and breakfast and lunches in this amazing spot showcase some of the most dramatic views in Southern Kenya.
On our last day at Angama we walked with Fred up to the ‘third kopje’ which has elevated views of the Mara and Serengeti – we were met with a bush breakfast in the ‘saddle’ of the two kopjies – as usual it was all done with Angama flair and the food, views and set up was simply magical. Everything here is done with such style and warmth – you feel so at home but are experiencing luxury safaris at their finest without the pretence or pomposity certain other lodges in this category seem to have channelled.
The pool offers a wonderfully relaxing place to hang out during the day with almost the best views of all. The food is gourmet, the in house wine is excellent – need we go on. We think the pictures do the talking…