Sala's Camp, Maasai Mara Tented Camp
Beautifully located on the confluence of the Sand and Keekorok Rivers, Sala’s Camp is a small, intimate tented camp in the heart of the Maasai Mara, Kenya - one of the most game-rich areas in the world and site of the mighty annual Great Migration, one of nature’s greatest spectacles.
* Sala’s Camp Highlights
- ∞In the centre of one of Africa’s most prolific game areas
- ∞Excellent location for viewing the annual Great Migration
- ∞Small, welcoming camp
- ∞Less-crowded area of the Mara
- ∞One of the first places to welcome the returning herds during migration season
- ∞Comfortable camp offering an authentic safari experience
- ∞Big 5 game viewing area
More about this accommodation
One of the smaller, more comfortable and informal camps in the Mara, Sala’s Camp is ideally situated near the Tanzanian border. It is one of the first places to see the returning herds of wildebeest – over a million strong – in migration season.
Comfortable, authentic tented camp
Only seven canvas tents provide accommodation for up to 16 guests. One of the tents is ideal for honeymooners and families. The tents have either twin or double beds and are en-suite with hot showers and flushing loos.As from June 2017, all tents will have a private plunge pool to cool off in.
Electricity is provided by battery and there is a standby generator for refrigeration, recharging and so on. The entire camp is available for exclusive use at a reduced rate. The camp, although unfenced, is child-friendly and all ages are welcome.
Welcoming main camp
Delicious home-cooked meals are freshly prepared by the resident chefs. Evening sundowners and dining alfresco with candlelight are the order of the day. Sala’s is at quite a high altitude (1520 m / 5000 ft above sea-level), so generally, the days are hot and the nights are cool.
Excellent game viewing
The Maasai Mara is world-renown as one of the most abundant game areas in the world. Game drives are in open safari vehicles with expert guides who will do their utmost to find the animals on your wish list. It’s a Big 5 game viewing reserve and also home to the annual Great Migration, one of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. The area has prolific birdlife and at night it’s a stargazer's heaven.
Closed twice a year
Sala’s Camp usually closes from mid-March to mid-June and again from mid-October to mid-December every year. It can open during these times to accommodate group bookings.
Sala’s Camp is made entirely from locally-manufactured tents and local Maasai are employed as guides and staff. The voluntary park and conservation fees are ploughed back into local community upliftment programmes.
By air: it’s a 40-minute flight from Nairobi to Keekorok airstrip.
By road: it’s a four-hour drive from Nairobi.
Our take on Sala’s Camp
It’s a welcoming, unfussy and comfortable camp with a great location, especially for early sightings of the annual wildebeest migration. It’s in a quieter part of the Maasai Mara, so often less crowded than many of the other areas. Staff are extremely hospitable and accommodating. Sala’s offers a friendly, authentic safari experience.
- ∞Airstrip transfers
- ∞Game drives
- ∞All meals, house wines, soft drinks, beers and spirits
- ∞Bush breakfasts and sundowners
- xChampagne, premium-branded drinks
- xHealth insurance
- xBalloon rides
- xPersonal effects
- xRoad transfers between camps within the Mara Reserve
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