An Intimate Escape for Honeymooners in Africa

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The Angama Mara safari lodge in Kenya sits above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The Angama Mara safari lodge in Kenya sits above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.

If you have clients looking for an intimate honeymoon escape in Africa, suggest the owner-run Angama Mara safari lodge in Kenya. Inspired by the Swahili word for “suspended in mid-air,” Angama Mara is situated high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. Each of the lodge’s 15 tented suites feature 180-degree views of the Mara Triangle, where thousands of zebra and wildebeest cross during the annual migration between Tanzania and Kenya. In the Mara Triangle, a 25-minute drive from the lodge, guests can experience hot air ballooning, walking safaris and cultural visits to neighboring Maasai villages. For a classic romantic gesture, suggest your clients book an in-room massage or request a picnic set-up, which comes complete with a wicker basket, checkered blanket, Stanley flask, champagne on ice and cucumber sandwiches.

Additional amenities located at the lodge’s pavilion, which is set between the two camps, include a fitness center, a 40-ft. swimming pool, a curated gallery of African art, clothing and jewelry, and a sun-filled studio where Maasai women can be seen beading bespoke items. Rates start at $825 pp per night in the low season (March 1-May 31); $1,100 pp per night in the mid season (Jan. 5-Feb. 29; June 1-30; Nov. 1-Dec. 21); and $1,400 in the high season (July 1-Oct. 31; Dec. 22-Jan4). For more information, visit angama.com.