Maasai Mara, Kenya
One of the best placed camps in the Maasai Mara, Sala's Camp gives a contemporary take on tradition with just seven tented rooms in the very south of the Mara, perfectly placed for some exceptional game viewing and in a lovely tranquil spot.
At a Glance
Enjoy a bush breakfast watching the sun rise
Take a trip in a hot air balloon over the Mara
Soak up the wilderness with drinks and canapés around the camp fire
Watch the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara usually between July and October
Dinners on the sand river bed
Head out early to watch the wildebeest cross the river - an incredible sight!Anna Hearn
Catch the first and the last of the migration from the comfort of the camp.Olivia Caveney
Sit on your veranda and swot up on the mammals and birdlife in the guidebooks provided in your tent.Olivia Caveney
Treat yourself to a balloon safari as the launch site isn't too far away then have a picnic on your return.Olivia Caveney
Situated in the remote southern section of the Mara, Sala's Camp is a tranquil, intimate little camp with stunning views over the Sand River looking 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 rewarding 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, each tent offering lovely views of the river or the surrounding forest. Tents are based on the traditional safari style, but have glass fronts and are contemporary and comfortable inside, each offering their own private plunge pool. 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's 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 organizes bush dinners in the riverbed, a wonderful experience.
Sala's camp accommodates up to 23 people in seven luxury tents, including two family tents and two honeymoon tents. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with shower and free-standing bath, as well as a private plunge pool.
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. Sala's spotters love to organize children's activities, they'll show them the 'Little Five', teach them how to make a bush toothbrush and organize volleyball in the dry river bed. There are two dedicated family tents, one of which has its own plunge pool. Childminding is available on request.
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.
Location & 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.
When to go
The Camp is closed throughout May and November due to the rains.
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.