Safari operator Angama said it plans to open Angama Amboseli, an intimate 10-suite tented lodge set in Kenya’s private 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. The debut is scheduled for November of 2023.
Each of Angama Amboseli’s tented suites, including two sets of connecting family units, will feature floor-to-ceiling screened doors to maximize the views of Kilimanjaro. Each suite will also feature a private deck with a shaded lounge area, an outdoor shower and Angama’s signature rocking chairs.
The outdoor dining area is organized around a baraza, a sundowner fire pit where guests can watch the light change on Africa’s tallest mountain. Meanwhile, the lodge’s infinity swimming pool will be equipped with a drinking trough for elephants.
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With exclusive traversing rights and unrestricted game viewing, Angama Amboseli offers remarkable density of wildlife, including elephants, elands, buffaloes, reedbucks, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, leopards, cheetahs, servals and many birds of prey — all of which can be viewed on an early-morning “pajama safari” when the views of Mount Kilimanjaro are best. Guests may also choose to visit Amboseli National Park, a short 45-minute drive from the lodge.
“Set within a fever tree forest where some of Africa’s last super tuskers [an elephant bull with a genetic predisposition for tusks weighing as much as 100 pounds each] roam, Angama Amboseli will be a gentle start or finish to any East African safari, and a lovely contrast to the wide-open plains of the Masai Mara,” said Steve Mitchell, Angama’s CEO and co-founder.
Angama Amboseli is easily accessible via daily Safarilink flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Sanctuary’s private airfield or nearby airstrips; and private charters are also welcome for direct connectivity to and from the Masai Mara. The lodge is also accessible by car via a 3.5-hour drive over a paved road from Nairobi.
To learn more about Angama Amboseli, go to: www.angama.com/stay/angama-amboseli.