Reviews of Angama Mara

Guest Reviews

“The best experience of our lives!”

This almost 2 year old lodge, is the best you will find in Africa!. My husband and I have been lucky enough to travel to many safari lodges, but here at Angama Mara you will be treated to a unique experience. The setting on the edge of the plateau, where Out of Africa was filmed, is unique, and the accommodation is so well done with every single amenity that you need. The attention to detail in the bedrooms is extraordinary!

The lodge staff are the most wonderful people, imparting a calm service that is always there but not intrusive. Sophie our guide was amazing, and we felt that she somehow had a link to the animals, and could read their every move…

This is a lodge not to be missed….one of the 1000 things to do before you die!

baren – Cape Town, South Africa. Stayed April 2017, travelled with friends


We recently returned from a magical stay at Angama and are still dreaming about it. Built in the same location many of the “Out of Africa” movie scenes were filmed, the lodge is a short 40 minute plane ride from Nairobi/Wilson airport and has its own airstrip. Angama stands out for many reasons: top notch service, passionate and enthusiastic guides as well as amazing architecture…

Angama is most definitely an all year round destination that both the older and younger generation can enjoy. We are already planning to go back for a longer stay with our extended family.

Ellie33 – New York, United States. Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple


The most incredible lodge, (the interior design is out of this world), the most wonderful staff and the most breath taking views I think you’ll ever see. The safaris were magical, we saw everything we wanted to, the guides are excellent and if you enjoy a luxurious picnic then this is the place to go. Every single second was a dream come true! You will LOVE it.

Louisamarywoods – Geneva, Switzerland. Stayed February 2017, travelled with family

“The best place in the Mara!”

Angama Mara was the highlight of our 3-week vacation to East Africa. The view from the gorgeous suites and restaurant is amazing. The rooms themselves are perfectly decorated and super comfortable and private. It is hard to get motivated to leave them for the game drives. but so glad we did, John our driver was excellent and we had amazing game viewings every day. The service and food are 5 star all the way, and Angama tailored our schedule to our every whim. Terry, John and Ibhrahim truly spoiled us rotten and we can not wait to return!!!

apogeea – Maryland, United States. Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple

“Out of this World!!!”

This was our first visit to the Maasai Mara and we really couldn’t have chosen a better location or lodge. On arrival at the airstrip we were met by Wilson (our guide) and then taken to Angama where we were greeted by the rest of the team and immediately made to feel at home. Our first introduction to the place was the most amazing view down and across the Mara from the terrace. WOW!…

It was a very emotional moment when we had to leave to come home -especially waving goodbye to the team at the lodge and then Wilson/Fred at the airstrip. This was a trip of a lifetime that we will never ever forget. Our dreams were made and surpassed by this wonderful place!

lynnekeenay – Crewe, United Kingdom. Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple

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Adventure Travel Trade Association

Established in 1990, the Seattle-headquartered ATTA serves 1,000 members in 80 countries worldwide – keeping Angama Mara on track as a responsible tourism operator within the adventure travel sector. Read ATTA’s interview with Nicky Fitzgerald here.

African Travel & Tourism Association

A member-driven trade association, Atta (as it is affectionately known) promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. Widely recognised as the Voice of African Tourism, Atta serves and supports businesses across 22 countries.

Classic Portfolio

Classic Portfolio is a leading collection of privately owned properties: unique accommodations in exclusive destinations across Africa. The Classics team ensures that Angama Mara is well represented to the vast global network of African travel specialists.

Selected Escapes

Selected Escapes is, as the name suggests, a carefully curated collection of luxury properties, each chosen for its rare and memorable character. Based in North America, Selected Escapes represents Angama Mara to luxury travel agents in the region.


As Angama Mara’s PR counsel, Weill is responsible for the lodge’s press coverage in North America. “What sets us apart,” says President Geoffrey Weill, “is that this company was founded, and continues to run and be staffed by people who, like me, simply enjoy writing about travel, about hotels, about the romance of taking a vacation.”