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Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Price: From US$ 1,235 pp / night sharing pp sharing per night
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Have you ever dreamed of an exclusive safari in the Maasai Mara? Angama Mara, in Kenya, offers a big five experience, a hot-air balloon flight over the plains, luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, and privately guided safaris with highly qualified rangers. Enjoy Angama Mara for 5 nights anytime throughout the year as the game viewing is world-class. This trip is tailored to suit people with a healthy thirst for safari, and who are looking for an 'out of Africa' experience.

A hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara to see the Great Migration below is included in the cost of this itinerary

Maasai Mara Itinerary at Angama Mara

Day 1 – Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, where you will be met and escorted to your light aircraft transfer to Angama Mara. You will spend 5 nights here. Angama Mara is a luxury lodge with tented suites that’s built on the escarpment overlooking the floor of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley in the Maasai Mara. It’s the height of a luxury safari experience with two intimate camps of 15 tented suites each, a private airfield, and access to the Mara below. There are so many things to do at the lodge and its surroundings! Today you can take it easy – if you like, have a shower, refresh, and unpack a bit. And then you can go for a gentle afternoon safari followed by a delicious picnic lunch. As you have a private safari vehicle and aren’t sharing with other guests, your safari days are yours to plan as you please.

Angama Mara, outside deck and view of the Maasai Mara

Angama Mara, inside of tent

Day 2 – We highly recommend that you go on a full-day safari in the Mara with a packed breakfast and lunch. Your guide will take you to the best game viewing areas for an exceptional private experience. The Maasai Mara is one of the best game reserves in Africa and home to the Great Migration, which is one of the greatest spectacles on earth – when millions of zebras and wildebeest migrate through Kenya and Tanzania following the rains.

Did you watch the movie Out Of Africa? The team at Angama Mara can also plan a romantic picnic for two on the ”Out of Africa” kopje that was featured in the movie.

On the Out of Africa Kopje

Game viewing at Angama Mara

Day 3 – Included in your safari is a hot air balloon ride over the game-filled savanna followed by a champagne breakfast. You can choose which day you do this activity on, but here’s a run down of what it would look like: you will wake up before dawn with freshly-brewed tea or coffee delivered to your tented suite. Then you will take a leisurely drive to the launch site through the bush; and watch the amazing sight of the enormous balloon being filled with air while you sip a warm cup of coffee. After a quick pre-flight briefing, you’re in the basket, the balloon is airborne and you’re floating effortlessly above the Mara. See the Mara from a new perspective, spot wildlife, and enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the balloon. Once you’ve settled back to earth, toast the morning’s activities with a celebratory champagne breakfast under a tree in the middle of nature.

Hot air ballon ride over the Maasai Mara

Day 4 – After flying high yesterday, you can have a more grounded experience today. Go on a walking safari that’s guided by the Angama Mara’s Maasai naturalists along the edge of the Great Rift Valley. It’s exciting to explore this wild corner of Kenya on foot. Your spotter will keep an eagle eye out for predators while your guide will give you a fascinating commentary on the flowers, trees, and plants as well as the small animals that you encounter.

You can also if you wish to, take an in-depth guided tour of the lodge’s 1-acre kitchen garden. Guests can pick their own lunch in the garden and enjoy it under the shade of towering moth trees. Or you can while away some time in the library browsing through the collection of Africana books, or visit the Map Room and pour over the some 150 maps, some created just for Angama, whilst the oldest dates back to 1608.

The kitchen garden (also called “Shamba”) at Angama Mara

Lunch Under the Moth Trees in the Angama Mara Shamba

Day 5 – After your morning safari you can hone your editing skills under the expert tuition of our team in the Photographic Studio. We highly recommend that you bring your camera along (not just your cellphone) so that you can take some amazing photos of all the wildlife you will come across.

If you’re after a little bit of relaxation on your last full day of safari, go laze at the pool, and perhaps a zebra might stop by for a drink. If you want to be active, have a workout in the Fitness Room and enjoy the fabulous view. You can also stop by the Beading Studio adjacent to the Safari Shop and learn the art of making lovely jewellery from the Maasai Mamas. Maybe you want to relax your muscles; then we suggest a 60-minute massage. It’s best to go after your safari excursion. But if none of these activities appeal to you then just simply relax and take in the view from the red rocker on your deck.

Angama Mara Dinner at the Pool

Day 6 – It’s your last morning at Angama Mara and time to say goodbye to Kenya and your amazing team! At a time to be confirmed by lodge management, you will be transferred from the Angama Mara airstrip back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will catch your connecting flight back home.

Angama Mara Tented Suite bedroom

Included

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne)
  • All guided safaris into the Mara Triangle in private vehicle
  • Guided walking safaris on the Rift Valley escarpment
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Private game vehicle
  • A 60-minute massage per guest during their stay
  • Road transfers to / from Nairobi to Angama Mara

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