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 Game Reserve in Kenya. One of the most game-rich areas in the world, this is also the site of the mighty annual Great Migration, one of nature's greatest spectacles.
- In the epicentre 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 Maasai 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
One of the smaller, more comfortable and informal camps in the Maasai Mara, Sala's Camp is ideally situated near the Tanzanian border. It is one of the first places to see the returning herds of over a million-strong wildebeest in migration season.
Comfortable, authentic tented camp
Seven luxury canvas tents provide accommodation for up to 18 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 toilets. Each tent has a plunge pool on its private deck.
Electricity is provided by solar power and there is a standby generator for refrigeration and electronic devices. 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 al fresco dining by candlelight are the order of the day. Sala's is at a high altitude of 1,520 m or 5,000 ft above sea level, so generally, the days are hot and the nights are cool.
Excellent game viewing
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is world-renowed for its abundant game. Game drives take place in open safari vehicles with expert guides who will do their utmost to find the animals on your wishlist. 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 heaven for stargazers.
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 the 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 4-hour drive from Nairobi.
Our take on Sala's Camp
Sala's Camp is a welcoming, unfussy and comfortable camp in a fantastic location, especially for early sightings of the annual wildebeest migration. It's located in a quieter part of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so it's often less crowded than many of the other areas. Staff are extremely hospitable and accommodating. Sala's Camp offers a friendly, authentic safari experience.
- Airstrip transfers
- Game drives
- All meals, house wines, soft drinks, beers and spirits
- Bush breakfasts and sundowners
- Champagne, premium brand drinks
- Health insurance
- Hot air balloon rides
- Personal effects
- Road transfers between camps within the Maasai Mara Game Reserve
You may also want to look at
Kicheche Bush Camp is located in the Maasai Mara, within the prime wildlife area of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy which borders the Reserve. Guest numbers are strictly limited, giving you incomparable game viewing, without the crowds, right from your tent' s verandah.
Mara Plains Camp is within a 30,000 private conservancy on the northern border of Kenya's famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. In the heart of one of the most abundant game areas in the world, you'll be in the midst of big predator country and often fall asleep to the sounds of lions roaring.