Mara Phones is Africa's first smartphone manufacturer. A World's First Made in Africa Smartphone. Mara Phones is an early growth stage proudly pan-African smartphone brand, currently based in Rwanda and South Africa with a presence in 20 other countries and expanding. Since 2014, the group has been innovating, creating and designing its own African brand smartphones, and since Oct 2019 it started manufacturing, promoting, distributing and selling Mara branded products. Mara Phones has identified and proven a gap in the market, the route to market and the demand for its distinctive and ethical products. It has successfully implemented its strategy through R&D to full-scale manufacturing and a pilot launch.