Suite of the Week: The sophisticated tented suites at the Angama, Maasai Mara

For those who haven’t been to Maasai Mara in Africa, there’s only one way to describe it; surreal! The concept of waking up and sleeping to wildlife is so dreamlike. And over the years, a plethora of hotels have cropped up in the wildlife resort destination. From luxury chains like Four Seasons to the humble boutique hotels.

From the sky, if you see the Angama Mara, the neutral-toned tented roofs will immediately catch your attention. With views of the Maasai Mara greeting your every gaze, the Angama is a perfect blend of indulgence and simplicity rolled into one 700-hectare site. A private airfield awaits your arrival only 10 minutes from the property.

What’s notable is Angama’s dedication towards the environment and the local tribes. The Angama Foundation Kenya is actively voicing their concerns for the environment by abandoning the use of plastics and their concentration towards conserving the local communities. Guests contribute financially to the Angama Foundation, which spends the money wisely on education, healthcare and conservation projects.

Unlike most properties, every tent is the same with no category above or below. Perched along the mega Rift Valley, each tent offers the most breathtaking view from their 11-meter floor to ceiling windows. Classic beige tone exteriors with cream interiors setting the safari experience. The 100 sq. m tents entail spacious wooden decks with vibrant red rocking chairs. Latched meshed doors adorn take care of the safety aspect, while the bouquet of flora and fauna keep you entertained through your stay.

Of course, luxury is key. Each tent is bursting with a drinks cabinet, vanity with double basins, a collection of East African books and a butler’s lobby for that discreet early morning coffee delivery.

Rate: USD 1,200 per night inclusive of meals,
drinks, safari activities and laundry
Occupancy: 2 adults
Area: 100 sq. m

Where: Angama Mara
Phone: +254 730 630000

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