FLOAT OVER THE MARA BY ANGAMA MARA

KSH130,000

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On the rim of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, overlooking the Mara Triangle, with vast amounts of animals, and most spectacularly the iconic wildebeest migration, lies Angama Mara. A place where the light never sits still. The sun shining through the clouds creates chaotic shadows, ever on the move across the Mara plains. The sky – ‘anga’ in Swahili – melts into the horizon, and it is hard to define where it ends and the earth begins.

The lovely Swahili word ‘angama’, meaning ‘hanging or suspended in mid air’, inspired the name Angama Mara. The site completely speaks to this, as each tented suite and guest area hangs on the edge of the Rift Valley, with views that quite simply take your breath away.

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AN EXPERIENCE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN

Enjoy one of the iconic experiences of Africa, floating gently over the Maasai Mara in a hot air balloon.

Wake before the dawn, with freshly brewed tea or coffee delivered right to your tent, and enjoy the fresh, early morning drive to one of the two launch sites within easy reach from the lodge. (Angama Mara supports both Governors Balloon Safaris and nearby SkyShip, both reputable operators with impeccable safety records.) If you’re still waking up, enjoy another cup of coffee and watch as the balloon is slowly inflated. A quick and straight-forward pre-flight briefing, and before you know it, the balloon is airborne and you’re floating effortlessly above the Mara.

The soft, early morning breeze takes the balloon southwards towards the Tanzanian border, with the typical flight path along the Mara River and its adjoining forest, and over the open plains beyond.

This is an unmatched safari – even the lions look up in surprise as one sails on by – and all the animals of the Mara are visible from the air. A flight normally lasts around one hour, and ends with a sometimes-bumpy landing amidst the termite mounds, all part of the adventure. Once you’ve settled back to earth, toast the morning’s activities with a celebratory champagne breakfast – specially prepared under a tree in the middle of nowhere.

The perfect start to any day in the Mara, and for many, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


RATE FROM & TO
US$ 850 - US$ 1 650 per adult sharing, per night

Rates Include

  • All guided safaris in the Mara Triangle in open vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris on the Rift Valley escarpment
  • All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne)
  • Single malts & cigars
  • In-room WiFi
  • Transfers to and from Angama Mara airfield
  • Childminding (from 18h00 to 22h00)
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT and all levies

Rates Exclude

  • Maasai Mara Park Fees (currently US$80 for non-residents per 24hr period)
  • A US$10 per guest per night contribution to the Angama Foundation
  • Air and road transfers from elsewhere within the Maasai Mara or further afield
  • In-room massage and items at the Safari Shop
  • Hot-air balloon safaris
  • Guaranteed private safari vehicles
  • Community visits
  • Gratuities


SEASONALITY
Open all year

GETTING THERE

By air: 45 minutes from Nairobi by scheduled flight, or private charter into the Angama Mara airfield.
From the Serengeti, it is a short flight to Tarime airstrip in Tanzania. Guests are transferred across the border to the Migori Airstrip in Kenya and another short flight gets them to Angama Mara.

By road: Easily accessible by road from the Maasai Mara, Nairobi and the Serengeti.
Check-in is at 12:00, check out is at 10:00. Late check-out on request, and a change room is always available for guests with late departures.

HOW EXCLUSIVE
2 camps of 15 tented suites each, including 2 sets of interleading family tents in each camp.
Accommodating 52 adults and 12 children under 16 years.

CHILDREN
Children 6 years and older are welcome.
Children between 6 -12 years may share a suite with at least 1 adult, subject to a maximum of 2 triples per camp per night.
Child rates apply up to 12 years

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