Is this the most romantic place in Africa, asks cazenove+loyd

The word ‘safari’ is derived from the Swahili for ‘journey’ – and there can be no better place to begin a romantic life journey together than at Angama Mara in the Mara Triangle, Kenya.

Perched on the end of the Great Rift Valley, with the most incredible, jaw-dropping views overlooking the Mara Triangle, this luxury safari lodge makes the perfect base for any couple looking to explore the wonders of Kenya.

Angama Mara South Camp


From the minute you walk through the doors, you can’t help but get lost in the panoramic views beyond. Expect a distinct feeling of euphoria as you look out onto the plains while sipping on a glass of chilled Graham Beck bubbly: there is truly nothing better.

If you’ve ever seen the 1985 movie ‘Out of Africa’, then that’s another reason to get excited: the main picnic scene with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford was filmed on site at Angama Mara and you will get to enjoy your very own rendition of that moment while staying here. The staff will set your private picnic up for you and then leave you to enjoy and connect with your surroundings and each other.

The lodge also boasts several divine dining venues – from its very own ‘Shamba’ farm-to-table eating experience, to a traditional Kenyan outdoor forest barbeque for the ever-popular outdoor ‘boma’ dinner.  Angama have thought of everything, and no evening is ever the same.

Ready to capture the moment? Why not treat yourselves to a private photo shoot with one of the lodge’s excellent photographers?  This is a very intimate experience for couples and something we’d highly recommend due to the incredible location and talented team.

If you like a bit of pampering, this is the ultimate place for you.  The therapists will set up their massage tables up on your deck, with sweeping views down to the valley floor – imagine drifting off to the sound of the African fish eagles or zebras calling in the background! Not only are the therapists fabulous, but the products they use are intoxicating too, comprising ever-popular Africology branded oils. A soothing treatment really is the perfect way to end a busy day of game viewing.

Whether you’re celebrating something special or looking for that perfect place to ‘pop the question’, Angama Mara is without doubt the lodge for you.

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