Kenya’s Maasai Mara camp is SA designed
Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, famous for its animal migration, is home to a newly opened US$ 16m luxury camp.
According to reports, the Masai Mara saw an increase in the number of visitors last year to 166,000 up from 103,800 in 2013, a positive indicator for camp and hotel owners at a time when tourist numbers have been falling.
Prices at Angama Mara luxury camp are set from $750 per night inclusive of safari activities and full board accommodation. Each suite will have 11-metre wide floor-to-ceiling windows, as the selling point of the camp is the view of the Mara 300 metres below. It consists of 30 tented suites split between two separate camps set in the Olooloo escarpment, bordering the Mara Triangle.
Angama Mara is owned by a South African couple, Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald, who have for 30 years focussed on the hospitality industry.
The camp was designed by South African architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens together with Annemarie Meintjes.