Situated in the remote southern section of the Mara, Sala Camp is a tranquil, intimate little camp with stunning views over the Sand River and towards the Serengeti of Tanzania. The environment is incredibly game-rich, with guests able to game-view practically from their tents. It is a perfect base from which to explore the mighty Maasai Mara reserve, and an excellent spot to see the migration in as it passes through – from July to September it is particularly good as the herds move back and forth between the Serengeti and the Mara in search of lush grasses. Expect some very exciting river crossings, and great predator sightings as they follow the herds in search of a meal.
The camp itself is tented, with just seven luxury tents and a very comfortable main area, and each tent has lovely views of the river. Activities focus on morning and afternoon game drives with your expert Maasai guide. Also on offer are balloon rides over the Mara, an incredible way to view the wildlife and get a bird’s eye view of the action!
Sala Camp prides itself on superb home-cooked meals, and a high level of service and hospitality – meals can be taken outside under the stars, and the camp also organises bush dinners in the riverbed, a wonderful experience.
The camp is also adjacent to a Rhino conservation area and guests are able to visit this if they wish.
The Salas's camp accommodates 14 people in seven luxury tents; the honeymoon tent can be used for families accommodating an extra two children. All of the tents have hot showers, flushing toilets and running water.
Children of all ages are welcome at Sala's Camp, but please note that the camp is unfenced so children must be monitored at all times. There is a large trampoline on site for children to play with and our spotters love to show kids the 'Little Five' and teach them how to make a bush toothbrush. The honeymoon tent can be used to accommodate families under one roof.
Game drives in 4x4 vehicles in on the world's most prolific game areas. The Maasai Mara is home to the 'Big Five' as well as the world famous annual migration of wildebeest which usually takes place between July and October. Bird watching and star gazing is also a must. The camp can also arrange hot air ballooning at an additional cost.
When to travel
The Camp is closed from 15th March - 14th June & 15th October to 14th December.
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
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Location and directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Straddling the Sand River at the southern end of the Maasai Mara, Sala's Camp lies within the spectacular Mara National Reserve itself.
How to get there
8-hour 40-minute flight from London to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. From the International Airport it's a 30-minute drive across Nairobi to Wilson Airport, where you will catch a 40-minute schedule or private charter flight to the Keekorok airstrip.