AFAR magazine has announced the winners of the annual 2017 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards, naming Kenya’s premier luxury safari lodge Angama Mara as the number one hotel in the world in its “Top Outdoor Adventure Hotels” category, an honor bestowed by the publication’s readers.
This year, readers cast close to 40,000 votes in the annual AFAR Travelers’ Choice Hotels survey, highlighting the retreats they’re most excited to experience, from beach escapes and vineyard stays to design hotels and adventure lodges.
Angama Mara, located in Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara, is comprised of two intimate camps of just 15 tented guest suites in each. The camps are situated on the edge of the Great Rift Valley on one of the most sought-after tracts of land on the continent. Inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid air,’ the lodge seems to float 1,000 feet above the reserve below, where, every morning, hot air balloons sail past the 30-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling glass fronts of Angama’s tented suites.
Angama Mara boasts outstanding game viewing 12 months of the year in the Mara Triangle, which is directly accessed from the lodge via a private track, and is perfectly positioned for witnessing the annual Great Migration, which brings millions of wildebeest and zebras into the reserve on their quest for grass. Guests also enjoy guided walking on the escarpment, a 40-foot-long swimming pool, a fitness center, a beading studio, and a curated Safari Shop with clothing and local jewelry.
For more information about Angama Mara, visit: www.angama.com.