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Current Specials

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya is within only 26 minutes drive from Angama Mara lodge, home to magnificent African mammals, and fantastic safari adventures await. The 705-hectare site borders the Mara Triangle offering 1.3 km of Rift Valley frontage, its forests and plenty of game directly. On the games drives, visitors have the chance to experience new hot air balloon flights, hiking safaris, educational visits to adjacent Maasai villages or just relax at the Angama lodge.

The beautiful Angama Mara with its timeless tented suites features a 12-metre broad full-length glass front with magnificent views. The roof and sides are canvas, and they have a romantic, safari atmosphere. Children six and up can stay with their parents at the lodge in an interlinking tent. These allow children to move freely between tents and their parents’ in complete privacy and safety.

Luxury Tent features:

  • Glass frontage with majestic views from everywhere in the tent.
  • Over a hundred sqm, including a large deck
  • Angama decks have dining facilities and lounge chairs
  • The en-suite bathroom has twin basins, separate w/c
  • Writing desk with ample charging points & WiFi
  • Exclusive guest amenities
  • East African books
  • Butler’s lobby

Quick facts:

  • Set in the Mara Triangle for exceptional wildlife meetings
  • Two separate lodges with each only 16 Luxury Tents
  • Each camp emphasises its outstanding staff
  • Gift Safari Shop, a swimming pool & exercise gym
  • A private airstrip 6-minute away


Typical of pioneering African feel, the communal lodge areas become the outside and vice versa, making for a fantastic, nature bound setting. During the warm & sunny days, guests enjoy being outdoors on the deck for recreation, leisure & dining. The afternoon thunderstorms, guests can admire this nature spectacle in comfort and safety from behind the floor to ceiling glass doors.

Angama terrace is the shared area between the camps, features the fitness room with Technogym equipment, the large infinity pool is heated. The Safari Shop where Kenyan gifts items can be found as well as the cloakroom facilities for late checkouts.

  • Dining venues and bar
  • Lounges
  • Large deck hanging off the edge of the Rift Valley
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness Centre (Technogym equipment)
  • Safari Boutique
  • Cloakroom facilities


Dining at Angama Mara is not only tasty it also reflects flavours of its majestic location. This camp provides remarkable choices of dining venues which include the deck and the private terraces at the guest's suites as well as picnics in the shade of a bushveld tree in the middle of nowhere.

Elegantly done, the chefs serve traditional safari food using high quality and wholesome ingredients. The lodge is famous for its local produce which our grass-fed beef, green beans and seafood from the coast. Vegetarian choices are available and dietary demands, and individual preferences are attended to if arranged before arrival. At the grand signature, family-style bush braai with chefs grilling succulent steaks, Prawns from the coast and Swahili-spiced Kuku in a forest close to the lodge, which is full of light radiating from beautiful lanterns.

  • Treat upon arrival
  • Lunch ( at the tented suite, at the lodge, by the pool or as a Mara picnic)
  • Afternoon tea (fruitcake, cucumber sandwiches, scones)
  • Sundowners with snacks in the Maasai boma
  • Dinner (elegant candlelit dinner in the lodge or a cosy dinner for two on the tent deck)
  • Signature family-style bush BBQ
  • Scrumptious breakfast.

The safari drives are tailor-made to suit guests personal choices in regards to times, durations and areas. Guests may depart the lodge at sunrise or after breakfast, descending private road and find themselves in the untamed wilderness 11-minutes surrounded by Africa's majestic wildlife. The vast plains with acacias are home to plentiful herds including the Big Five, lion, elephant, leopard, rhino & buffalo. Safaris are escorted in Angama Mara open wildlife viewing vehicles within the Mara Triangle, from sunrise to sunset.


  • Safari drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Photography
  • Swimming
  • Gym.

Angama Mara Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay for 3 nights at Angama Mara for travel 1 November - 20 December 2018 & 1 - 30 June 2019 & 1- 30 September 2019 and receive one free night, only pay for 2 nights.

Included in the rate:

  • All safaris into the Mara Triangle  
  • Walking safaris on the Escarpment
  • All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne)
  • Laundry service
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT and levies
  • Childminding (from 18h00 to 22h00)

Excluded from the rate:

  • Maasai Mara park fees, currently US$80 per person per 24 hour period
  • In-room massage  
  • Hot air balloon safaris  
  • US$10 per person per night donation to the Angama Foundation
  • Private safari vehicles  
  • Community visits

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 November - 20 December 2018 & 1-30 June 2019 & 1-30 September 2019
  • Subject to availability

EAST AFRICAN Primates & Safaris - An all-encompassing East African experience that combines the opportunity to see Africa’s great apes and extinct volcanoes with the excitement of a safari in the Masai Mara – ending with a luxurious retreat on the Laikipia Plateau.

Kindly see below the itinerary:

Day 1, 2 & 3 On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by an Akagera Aviation representative and assisted with Customs & Immigration clearance. Depart on a private road transfer with Thousand Hills Africa to Bisate Lodge (approximately three hours’ drive) for a three-night stay.

Day 4 Private road transfer from Bisate to Kigali Serena Hotel. Enjoy a privately-guided tour of Kigali.
Our recommendation: Upgrade your access to/ from Bisate Lodge with an exciting one-way or return helicopter transfer utilising the Musanza airstrip – a 10-minute drive from Bisate Lodge.

Day 5, 6 & 7 Depart Rwanda on commercial scheduled flight to Kenya (costs not included). On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a SwissPort representative who will assist with Customs & Immigration clearance. Private charter transfer from Nairobi to Angama Mara for a three-night stay.

Day 8, 9 & 10 Private charter flight from Angama Mara to Segera Retreat for a three-night stay.

Day 11 Private charter flight from Segera Retreat to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for onward travel arrangements.

Note: Depending on the scheduled commercial flights booked between Rwanda and Kenya, an overnight in Nairobi may replace the overnight in Kigali.
In this instance, you will be met at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred by Angama Mara to Hemingways Hotel for your overnight stay.
The following morning, you will be collected and transferred to Wilson Airport for your private charter flight to Angama Mara.

Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge has dramatic views of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanic peaks rising through the forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. It is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where once-in-a-lifetime gorilla treks depart daily. Exploring around Bisate includes community visits, birding, golden monkey tracking, tree-planting to help reforest the area, the Gorilla Guardian Village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and Dian Fossey’s grave. Six opulent en-suite forest villas are each warmed by a central fireplace and have breathtaking views from their decks. The main area comprises a lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar and viewing deck. Both the architecture and interior design are rooted in Rwandan cultural traditions. The aim of Bisate is to be a model of sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda. Its reforestation and rehabilitation project has each guest partnering with us in contributing to conservation and local community upliftment, with a positive impact on the iconic Critically Endangered mountain gorilla.

Angama Mara

With a seat on the edge of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara has views that stretch for miles across the Maasai Mara National Reserve below. Two separate camps comprise of just 15 luxurious tents fitted with glass frontage and wooden decks. Dining, relaxing and socialising take place in the magnificent guest area which includes a handsome brick-clad library. The Pavilion, set between the two camps, is home to the Safari Shop, a swimming pool and a fitness room.
Activities include tailor-made game drives, walking safaris, a picnic on the crest of the “Out of Africa” kopje, lunches in Angama Mara’s one-acre vegetable garden and opportunities to interact with the Maasai people. Hot air balloon safaris can be arranged at an additional cost. Built on the site where many lovely scenes from Out of Africa were filmed, Angama Mara is filled with subtle touchpoints that celebrate the much-loved novel and film.

Segera Retreat

Six sumptuous timber and thatch villas rise out of a profusion of botanical life, each offering a private sun deck with sun loungers, a swing bed and a Jacuzzi bath. The convivial and opulent main areas are filled with contemporary African art from the Zeitz Collection. Diverse game-viewing and natural beauty is complemented by a culture of wellness that extends to the soil, the environment and the communities that surround Segera.
A tour of Segera’s fascinating back-of-house facilities offers a true understanding of the 4Cs sustainability concept. From the farm-to-table kitchens and vegetable gardens to the solar farm, water and waste recycling systems, wildlife protection units and beyond, it is a fascinating experience for those interested to learn about the management of such a large conservation operation.

Package Price

  • Rate per person sharing: USD 14,950 Valid: 01 November 2018 – 15 December 2018
  • Rate per person sharing: USD 17,050 Valid: 01 March – 31 May 2019 & 01 October – 15 December 2019
  • Rate per person sharing: USD 17,600 Valid: 11 January – 28 February 2019
  • Rate per person sharing: USD 21,400 Valid: 01 June – 30 September 2019

Included in the rate:

  • Road transfers from Kigali to Bisate Lodge in Rwanda (and vice versa) OR road transfers between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Hemingways Hotel – Wilson Airport in Kenya
  • Kigali city tour
  • Golden monkey trek
  • Three nights at Bisate Lodge inclusive of all meals, local drinks (excludes premium imported brands and champagne), standard lodge activities on property, standard lodge activities off property, laundry, one complimentary in-room welcome massage, “Gym in a Bag” concept per guest, wireless internet connection in villa only, local government taxes
  • One night at Kigali Serena Hotel or Hemingways Hotel in Nairobi, inclusive of breakfast
  • Private charter flights between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Angama Mara – Segera – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Three nights at Angama Mara inclusive of all meals and drinks (excluding French champagne), laundry services, wireless internet, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT and levies including Maasai Mara Park fees, currently USD 80.00 per person per day (subject to change), babysitting and activities including safaris into the Mara Triangle and walking safaris on the escarpment
  • Three nights at Segera Retreat inclusive of all meals, standard retreat activities, all local drinks (excluding the owner’s selection of imported brands and champagne), wireless internet, use of the gym, conservation fee, local government taxes and laundry

Excluded from the rate:

  • Inbound and outbound commercial flights to/from and between Rwanda and Kenya
  • All activities not included in the accommodation rate
  • Angama Foundation contribution
  • Gorilla permit in Rwanda

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rate for single travellers on request.
  • This package may ONLY be booked through Wilderness Safaris South Africa
  • Children 16 years and older are welcome
  • Standard Terms & Conditions apply
  • If East African Air Charters in Kenya is not available, the package price is subject to change. Package costs are subject to flight cost variation (increase in fuel price, etc.)
  • A non-refundable deposit of 30% is due on booking confirmation and the balance 60 days prior to travel
  • 100% cancellation fees will be charged on bookings cancelled within 60 days prior to travel

Signature Stay at Angama Mara.
We are often asked what is does the perfect stay at Angama Mara look like and how many nights is the optimum? After more than three years of welcoming guests and listening to their feedback we have finally found the answer and it is 5 nights … at least.
We have crafted a 5-night safari offer, available right through the year, and which is of exceptional value during our Standard Season.

  • RATE per adult sharing $ 6 575 Valid: 7 January - 31 May 2019 & 1 October - 20 December 2019
  • RATE per adult sharing $ 13 675 Valid: 1 - 30 June 2019 & 1 - 30 September 2019
  • RATE per adult sharing $ 16 250 Valid: 1 July - 31 August 2019 & 21 December 2019 - 6 January 2020

Included in the rate:

  • Full day safaris with picnic breakfast and picnic lunch (highly recommended)
  • Part day safaris with either picnic breakfast or picnic lunch
  • Gentle afternoon safaris with a G&T stopover in the Shamba on the way back
  • And all of the above safaris in your private safari vehicle – your safari days are yours to plan as you please
  • Float in a hot air balloon over the game-filled savanna followed by a champagne breakfast
  • Walking Safaris guided by our Maasai naturalists along the edge of the Great Rift Valley – these can be as short or as long or as strenuous or as gentle as you choose
  • Romantic picnic for two on the Out of Africa kopje
  • Take an in-depth guided tour of our magical 1-acre Shamba (kitchen garden)
  • Pick your own lunch in the Shamba and enjoy it right there under the shade of towering moth trees
  • While away a couple of hours in the Library browsing through the collection of Africana books
  • Hone your editing skills under the expert tuition of our team in the Photographic Studio
  • Laze at the pool and perhaps a zebra might stop by for a drink
  • Don your sunnies and workout in the Fitness Room at daybreak – the view is fabulous
  • Stop by the Beading Studio adjacent to the Safari Shop and learn the art of making lovely jewellery from the Maasai Mamas
  • Perhaps a 60-minute massage* after a long day on safari?
  • Or simply do nothing more than take in the view from the red rocker on your deck
  • *With one complimentary massage per guest per signature stay, all of the above is included over and above accommodation, meals, all drinks (other than French Champagne and Reserve Wines), laundry and emergency evacuation

Excluded from the rate:

  • French Champagne and Reserve Wines
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers and flights

Terms and Conditions:

  • 5 night / 6 day package
  • Subject to availability

From Big-Five safaris to snorkelling beautiful reefs, experience all that Kenya has to offer by combining these two lovely owner-run properties

The perfect week’s break where guests enjoy the very best of Kenya’s wildlife and coastline by spending three nights high above Kenya’s Mara Triangle at Angama Mara, and then fly scheduled air direct from the Mara to Diani Beach’s Ukunda Airport, and spend three nights in one of Alfajiri’s three beautiful private beach-side villas.

Rate per adult sharing $6 805 Valid: 01 – 30 June & 01 – 31 October 2019
Rate per adult sharing $5 220 Valid: 1 March – 31 May & 01 November – 15 December 2019

Single Supplement, children and multiple adult rate on request

Angama Mara With a seat on the edge of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara has views that stretch forever across the Maasai Mara below.
Activities include tailor-made game drives, walking safaris, “Out of Africa” picnics, gardento-table private dining and opportunities to learn more about Maasai culture.

Alfajiri Villas Owner managed and operated, Alfajiri Villa’s comprises of three completely unique villa’s. Each villa has your own butler and offers unrivalled exclusivity, impressive private swimming pools and stunning beach views.

Diani beach and all the coastal activities are on the doorstep if you can leave your villa.

Included in the rate:

  • Three nights at Angama Mara – all meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne), laundry services, wifi, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, levies, and activities including safaris into the Mara Triangle, walking safaris on the escarpment, park fees into the Maasai Mara and Angama Foundation contribution
  • Three nights at Alfajiri Villas on a fully inclusive basis – all meals and drinks (excluding cellar wines), exclusive use of the villa and pool, airstrip transfer from Ukunda Airport, wireless internet, laundry services, massages, snorkelling, and sea kayaking

Excluded from the rate:

  • Scheduled direct flight to the Mara from Wilson Airport, scheduled direct from the Mara to Ukunda Airport, schedule direct flight from Ukunda Airport to Wilson Airport
  • All activities not listed in the inclusions

Terms and Conditions:

  • Standard Terms and Conditions apply
  • Extensions at standard rates are possible
  • This offer may not be combined with any other offers
  • A non refundable deposit of 30% is due on confirmation and the balance is due 60 days prior to travel
  • Full cancellation fees of 100% will be charged on bookings cancelled within 60 days prior to travel
  • At time of booking, please quote AA19
  • Subject to availability

Combine Angama Mara & Segera Retreat for a 6 night safari

Private Charter from JKIA/Wilson - Angama Mara - Segera Retreat - JKIA/Wilson

Angama Mara: stay3pay2 rate + private vehicle

Segera Retreat*: 3 night stay, includes 1 night in the new NAY PALAD Bird’s Nest

RATE per adult sharing $ 16 440 Valid: 7 January - 31 May 2019 & 1 October - 14 December 2019

Included in the rate:

  • All safaris into the Mara Triangle
  • Walking safaris on the Escarpment
  • All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne)
  • Laundry service
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT and levies
  • Childminding (from 18h00 to 22h00)
  • Combine Angama Mara & Segera Retreat for a 6 night safari
  • Private Charter from JKIA/Wilson - Angama Mara - Segera Retreat - JKIA/Wilson
  • Angama Mara: stay3pay2 rate + private vehicle
  • Segera Retreat*: 3 night stay, includes 1 night in the new NAY PALAD Bird’s Nest
  • Mara Park Fees, Angama Foundation Contribution and Segera Conservation Fee

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items not mentioned to be included

Terms and Conditions:

  • At time of booking, please quote AS19
  • Standard payment terms apply
  • *Segera Villa & Segera House are excluded
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid: 7 January - 31 May 2019 & 1 October - 14 December 2019

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