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Angama Amboseli

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In the Land of Giants

Angama Amboseli is an intimate lodge in the heart of Kimana Sanctuary, Kenya’s first community-owned conservancy, renowned for its lush landscape and remarkable density of wildlife — along with its famed backdrop, Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Set within a fever tree forest where some of Africa’s last Super Tuskers roam ­— elephants with tusks so large they drag along the ground as they walk — Angama Amboseli is a gentle start or finish to any East African safari.

A Wilderness Jewel

With just 10 Guest Suites in a private wildlife conservancy, Angama Amboseli is respite from the world. A haven for the prolific elephant population in this ecosystem, get up close to the relaxed resident herds and their calves as they saunter through the Sanctuary just as you do. The rough texture found on the exterior of the buildings is also a gift from the elephants — their dung, mixed with concrete.  

  • Exclusive traversing rights and unrestricted game viewing, guests can enjoy everything from night drives to early morning Pyjama Safaris
  • With nods to Angama’s other properties and designed by the same team, the inspiration here is the elephants — their rounded shapes and bold, playful nature
  • Each Guest Area and Suite has been designed around uninterrupted views of Kili even from the bed to the vanity mirror
  • Guests can explore Amboseli National Park, a 45-minute drive from the lodge, home to over 400 bird species and an array of wildlife

Explore the Lodge

Guest Areas

‘Kimana’ means ‘a place to stay awhile’ and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that. The main Guest Area offers flexible indoor-outdoor dining with a baraza to wind down the days by the fire, telling stories with a drink in hand or marshmallows for roasting. The nearby Studios house a Safari Shop, Games Room, Art Gallery, Weaving Studio and a Photographic Studio, perfect for capturing Amboseli’s iconic scenes.

The Guest Suites

Another contemporary take on African design with nods to the giants of this landscape — including concrete mixed with elephant dung for the unique exterior texture — each of the 10 Suites is a mix of canvas, concrete and stone accented by woven rattan and grass, all in earthy, neutral colours. What’s an Angama suite without a view to wake up to? Each is orientated so that Kili can be seen from nearly every corner — from the bed to the shower — while floor-to-ceiling screened doors are all that lies between you and the mountain.

The Mnara

A special viewing tower built for watching the elephants who like to visit the marsh surrounding it. You’ll see plenty of other wildlife too, including 360 degree views of Kimana, the Chuylus Hills and of course Kili. Come for a picnic lunch, a lazy afternoon with a book, or for sundowners to toast the day.

The Swimming Pool

For cooling off or dozing off, watching the mountain or a little elephant theatre. The raised rim-flow Swimming Pool features a drinking trough just below, made especially for resident herds. It’s perfectly placed as the ellies like to while away the hours in this area of camp, too.

Discover the Location

The Sanctuary

Kimana Sanctuary is the first community conservancy established in Kenya, and is owned by 844 Maasai family members. Thanks to its perennial stream, the Sanctuary boasts the greatest habitat diversity and wildlife density in the area attracting scores of eland, reedbuck, warthogs in their hundreds, along with giraffe, zebra and wildebeest. Even the elusive leopard, cheetah and serval can be seen here along with many species of bird.

Amboseli National Park

Derived from the Maasai word for ‘salty dust’, Amboseli National Park is just a 45-minute drive from the lodge which guests can enjoy as a half- or full-day excursion with a picnic lunch at a private Angama spot. This is one of the best places in Africa to see huge herds of elephants marching single file across dusty pans or having a bath in the dry lake beds. In the savanna and woodlands, you may spot lion or cheetah, while in the wetlands, hippo, flamingo and some of its other 400-odd species of birdlife can be found

The Corridor

The entrance to Angama Amboseli is located at the ‘pinch point’ — all that remains of a centuries-old migratory path connecting Amboseli National Park to the Chyulu Hills and Tsavo West National Park. Supported by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, this portion of the corridor is just 85 metres wide at its narrowest, running between agricultural land and across a busy highway making it a striking example of human and wildlife co-existence. The sights and sounds of the neighbouring communities and farms that guests may encounter highlight the complexities of conservation in the 21st century.

The Super Tuskers

Elephants are the real stars here as large breeding herds move in procession through the Sanctuary. There’s also a good chance you’ll see one of the famed Super Tuskers — elephants whose tusks weigh more than 100lbs each. Some of the last remaining Tuskers in Africa love to feed on the lush vegetation around the lodge, in particular.

Amboseli Experiences

  • Walking Safari
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Game Drives
  • Photography
  • Hot-Air Ballooning
  • Amboseli National Park

How Many Days to Stay?

‘What does the perfect stay look like?’ There is never enough time, but if we were to do it, it might look something like this:

Day One

Arriving at Kimana’s private airfield, your first glimpse of Angama Amboseli is the sweeping canvas fly sheets tucked into a verdant Fever Tree Forest. After a welcome tour and settling into your Suite, enjoy a delicious lunch on the patio of the Guest Area, then get ready for your first bumble in the Sanctuary. A stop for sundowners to toast the first day with Mount Kilimanjaro in necessary, followed by a lantern-lit dinner back at the Guest Area — and maybe a night cap under the stars around the Baraza.

Day Two

Wake up to the sun illuminating Kili and after an early breakfast, depart for a full-day safari in Amboseli National Park. As you leave, visit the ‘Pinch Point’ — the smallest segment of a critical wildlife corridor.  Spend the day exploring the Park’s famous marshlands and dry lake bed looking for Super Tuskers. After a picnic lunch at a private Angama site, return to the lodge in time for a visit to the Studios. Dinner this evening is served outdoors by the stream — follow the scent of wood-fired pizzas.

Day Three

Start your day with a gentle guided walk around the Sanctuary, learning about the fauna and flora endemic to the ecosystem, while a surprise picnic breakfast awaits under a Fever Tree. Returning to the lodge, enjoy an in-suite massage or try your hand at watercolour painting on your patio. Take a lazy lunch at the Swimming Pool and spend the afternoon watching the ellies pass by. End the day with sundowners at the Mnara and a night drive before or after your private dinner in the Gallery.

Day Four

Your Butler gently wakes you with coffee before first light to catch your sunrise hot-air balloon flight. Float along with Kili, admiring the views below before touching down for a champagne breakfast. A much-needed siesta and lunch are followed by an afternoon with our conservation partner, Big Life Foundation — visit HQ for control room and camera-trap monitoring or go out with ranger patrols and canine tracking units. Dinner is served on the private patio of your Guest Suite as the moon rises slowly over Kili. 

Day Five

At dawn, roll out of bed and straight onto the awaiting vehicle for a signature Pyjama Safari. Let the Photographic Studio capture the moment of you posing (or dancing) with Kili in the background. Back at the lodge, it’s time to freshen-up and pack before breakfast in the Guest Area and a gentle drive to the airfield for your onward flight.

Angama Amboseli Rates

2024 Rates

An intimate lodge of 10 guest tents in Kimana Sanctuary, renowned for its verdant landscapes, remarkable density and diversity of wildlife, set against the famed backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro

   STANDARD SEASON 5 January – 31 May 1 October – 22 December  PEAK SEASON* 1 June – 30 September 23 December – 4 January 2025
TENTED SUITES  per guest per night$1 650
  ADDITIONAL CHARGES  Kimana Conservation Levy: $60 per adult & $30 per child under 18 Angama Foundation contribution: $20

*Terms and conditions vary in Standard and Peak Season – please see details under Payment Terms

CHILDREN’S RATES

AGE%Rate
0 – 12*50%$825
13 – 1775%$1 237
18 +100%$1 650

*The first two children in any one reservation or combination of reservations of guests travelling together will be FOC between 0-12 in Standard Season. Any additional children of this age will be charged 50% of the rate. Standard inclusions and exclusions apply.

PAYMENT TERMS*

 STANDARD SEASONPEAK SEASON
PROVISIONAL BOOKINGSBookings will be held for 30 days prior to confirmationBookings will be held for 14 days prior to confirmation
  ON CONFIRMATION$100 per guest per night non-refundable booking feeBalance due 45 days prior to travel  30% non-refundable depositBalance due 60 days prior to travel
  CANCELLATION POLICY  100% cancellation fees will be charged on bookings cancelled within 45 days prior to travel30% cancellation fee will be charged on bookings cancelled more than 60 days prior to travel100% cancellation fees will be charged on bookings cancelled within 60 days prior to travel

*All postponements subject to a 2nd 30% deposit 6 months prior to 2025 travel dates – if access to the camp by means of international flights is reasonably deemed by Angama to be materially disrupted or includes such imposing restrictions (like a mandatory 14-day quarantine) to make it impractical

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  Rates IncludeAll guided safaris in Kimana Sanctuary & Amboseli National ParkGuided walking safaris in Kimana SanctuaryAll meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne & reserve wines)Laundry service & WiFiAll on-property guest experiencesTransfers to and from Kimana Airfield and Amboseli AirstripEmergency medical evacuation insuranceChildminding (from 18h00 to 22h00)VAT and all levies
  Rates ExcludeAll additional guest experiences as otherwise listedAmboseli National Park FeesSafari Shop purchases & in-tent massagesAir and road transfers from elsewhere in KenyaGratuities
  Check In / Check OutCheck in from 12h00 | Check out at 10h00Early check-in and late check-out subject to availabilityChangeroom with shower available for guests with late departures
  GroupsExclusive use of Angama Amboseli is available on request for bookings of 8 – 10 tented suitesFor bookings of 3 nights or more, please see our Group Rates
  Single TravellersThe first two single tents on any booking, or a combination of reservations for guests travelling together, will not be charged a single supplementA 50% single supplement will be charged on all single tents thereafter
  Families & ChildrenChildren of all ages are welcome year roundThe lodge includes 4 safe, interconnected tented suitesChildren 12 and under are required to share a triple (either with parents or siblings) subject to availability

EXPERIENCES

  Amboseli National Park*Amboseli National Park Fees: (March – June) $80 per adult & $20 per child between the ages of 6 and 17 (July – March) $100 per adult & $35 per child between the ages of 6 and 17 Children 5 years and under FOC
  The Big Life Foundation**A half-day experience with demonstrations from ranger patrols and/or tracker dogs, a visit to the school, camera trap monitoring and/or training school visit, and a presentation at Angama Amboseli from a member of Big Life. $500 donationA full-day experience with demonstrations from ranger patrols and/or tracker dogs, a visit to Big Life’s headquarters hosted by a senior staff member with a packed lunch. The afternoon is spent learning about the wildlife corridor, the use of fences and a training school visit. $1 000 donation
WeddingsIntimate weddings for up to 20 guests

*Park fees subject to change without notice

**Exclusive-use safari vehicles are required for The Big Life experiences should one not already be allocated. Full day: $800 / Half day: $400

**Tracker dogs are subject to availability and bookings must be made at least 24hrs in advance

SAFARI & PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

Safari VehiclesA maximum of 6 guests will be accommodated on shared safari vehiclesUp to 7 guests can be accommodated for larger families and groups
Private Safari VehiclesOne private vehicle allocated per 3 tented suites bookedAdditional vehicles — Full day: $800 | Half day: $400
Privately Guided Photographic Safaris**Accompanied by a wildlife photographic guideLimited to 4 guests at $600 per day*
PhotoshootsOn safari — Full day: $800* | Half day: $400*At the lodge — 60 minutes: $150
Camera & Lens RentalsA variety of camera bodies and lenses are available to rent from half-day to multi-day useCamera bodies include Canon 6D Mark II, Nikon D780 and Sony alpha 7 III mirrorlessCamera lenses include 100-400, 200-500, 200-600 and 16-35 wide angle lensesComplete setups available from $75 for a half day, or as separate components
  Image PrintingA4, A3, A2 and A1 printing available at the Angama Photographic Studio at an additional cost on canvas or premium luster photograph paper

*Exclusive-use safari vehicles are required for Privately Guided Photographic Safaris & Photoshoots on safari should one not already be allocated. Full day: $800 / Half day: $400

**Price subject to change without notice

2024 Angama Special Offers
  • NEW: we are delighted to offer FIT ratesfor Angama Safari Camp in Peak Season, with no minimum stay. An exclusive-use camp rate for 1-8 guests is available year-round in Standard Season on a minimum two-night stay
  • NEW: back by popular demand are our last-minute travel offers to Angama Mara or Angama Amboseli, including return flights from Wilson 
  • NEW PRICE: due to increases from partner suppliers, regrettably the following offers’ prices have been amended:
    • Mountain and Mara: Celebrates two of the iconic destinations of East Africa
    • The Angama Journey: Now available on a per person sharing rate in Peak Season, this unbeatable journey includes the very best of all three properties, including scenic flights, photoshoots and more  
  • Featuring 4 nights at Angama Mara and 4 nights at the beautiful Cardamom House, Safaris & Sandcastles perfectly combines Kenyan bush and beach
  • A reminder that our 2024 rates for Angama Mara, Angama Safari Camp and Angama Amboseli are available for FITs  as well as Groups 
  • Travelling Totos: Two children under the age of 12 stay free of charge during Standard Season at both Angama Mara or Angama Amboseli
  • Honeymoon Offers: On a four-night honeymoon, one newlywed stays as our guest for two nights at Angama Mara or Angama Amboseli
  • Signature Stay: Angama Mara’s five-night signature stay is available year-round 
  • Proudly African, Angama is pleased to offer SADC rates, while our East African Resident Rate remains at 50% of published Rack Rates
  • Stay 4 Pay 3: Stay four nights for the price of three during Standard Season at any Angama property  
  • Combinations Offers: Combine any two Angama properties and receive a further 5% commission on Angama accommodation; combine all three properties and receive a further 10% (not applicable in conjunction with any other offer) 

TRAVEL NEWS: 

  • A reminder that the Narok County Government instituted a park fee increase for 2024. From 1 January – 30 June, all non-resident travellers to the Maasai Mara National Reserve now pay $100 per guest per day; and $200 per guest per day when travelling from 1 July – 31 December 2024.
  • Similarly, the Kenyan Wildlife Service has implemented a Park Fee increase in Amboseli National Park. From 1 January – 29 February non-resident guests will pay $100 per guest per day; 1 March – 30 June park fees decrease to $80 per guest per day; 1 July 2024 – 28 February 2025 park fees will be $100 per non-resident guest per day.
  • As announced at the end of last year, as of 1 January 2024, all international travellers no longer require a Visa to enter Kenya; however, all non-resident travellers must acquire an electronic travel authorization (eTA) at least 72 hours before travel.
  • We are delighted to confirm that SafariLink will be landing at Angama Amboseli’s private airfield within the Kimana Sanctuary — a10-minute drive from the lodge — with a minimum load of 4 passengers,subject to landing conditions. This service will be available for all months other than April, May and November.
  • Work is still underway on the airfield at Angama Mara, please continue to book Mara flights to Kichwa Tembo Airstrip for the time being, and our Angama guides will be there to collect their guests. 
  • Please note that Governors Balloon Safaris have amended their 2024 rates which are now reflected on our rates sheets.

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