Greater Amboseli

Angama Amboseli

Overview

The land of giants

An intimate lodge in the heart of the 5,700-acre private Kimana Sanctuary and the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro, Angama Amboseli is set within a forest of towering fever trees. It is here that some of Africa’s last Super Tuskers roam – elephants with tusks so large they sweep along the ground as they walk.

The 10 contemporary guest suites are a mix of canvas, concrete and rattan with earthy, neutral colours. Each is orientated to ensure Kili, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, is visible from nearly every corner, from the bed to the shower, with floor-to-ceiling screened doors opening to the shaded outdoor seating area. The bathroom has a double vanity, double shower, and screened doors leading to an outdoor shower.

In the Guest Area, enjoy indoor-outdoor dining and a baraza with a fire pit for telling stories while sipping cocktails or toasting marshmallows. The Studios feature a safari shop, games room, photographic studio, art gallery and a maker’s studio where you can learn how to weave from local crafters. The swimming pool has a special drinking trough created specifically for elephants to come and quench their thirst.

Facts

At a glance

  • 10 guest suites

  • Photographic studio

  • Day and night drives

  • Art gallery and maker's studio

Angama Amboseli photographed by Brian Siambi Guest Suite Bed

Experiences

  • Angama Amboseli photgraphed by Charlotte Ross Stewart Game Drive with Super Tusker Craig 1

    Game drives in Kimana Sanctuary

    Angama has exclusive traversing rights in Kimana Sanctuary which means you can go out whenever you please, day or night. The sanctuary has a perennial stream, resulting in high wildlife density as well as habitat diversity and you can expect to see elands, reedbucks, warthogs in their hundreds, along with elephants, giraffes, zebras and wildebeests. If you are lucky, you may spot leopards, cheetahs, lions or servals, along with many species of birds.

  • Angama Amboseli Kimana Sanctuary view

    Photography

    Angama Amboseli has a dedicated photographic studio, with on-site photographic hosts on standby to help you to get to grips with you camera, as well as help you to edit your photos. You can also hire equipment, book a photo shoot or guided photographic safari, or print some of your best photos to take home.

  • Angama Amboseli elephant

    Game drives in Amboseli National Park

    Amboseli National Park is just a 45-minute drive from the lodge, which you can enjoy as a half- or full-day excursion with a picnic lunch at a private Angama picnic spot. This is one of the best places in Africa to see huge herds of elephants, along with a spectacular wetlands area teeming with hippos, flamingos and other birdlife.

Conservation & Community

Kimana Sanctuary is a critical wildlife corridor linking the greater Amboseli, Chyulu Hills and Tsavo ecosystems. Angama Amboseli has partnered with the Big Life Foundation which manages the sanctuary on behalf of 844 Maasai families who have owned the land through the generations. Lease fees paid by Angama flow to these families, ensuring that a centuries-old migratory path used by the region's famous elephants will continue to be protected.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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