Rating: Deluxe Price from: £360-£425 pp full board
Sala's Camp is within the Masai Mara National Reserve, the most famous reserve in Kenya. It is located in the centre of the wildebeest migration routes and lies in a shaded forest on the convergence of 2 rivers, with views towards the northern Serengeti and Tanzania.
Between July and end of October, Sala's Camp is ideally located since many of the animals move back and forth from the Serengeti in search of lush grasslands in the Mara. The game viewing at this time is exceptional with dramatic river crossings and the predators following them - you need to book a long way in advance to get space at this time!
Accommodation is in 8 en-suite tents, with double or twin beds made frolm drftwood and with comfortable mattresses. The bathrooms all have hot and cold running water, showers and flush toilets. There is a larger honeymoon tent, as well as a family tent and luxuyr tent. the last 2 have theiir own plunge pools. Each tent has its own hammock slung beneath two tress, for lazy moments.
Camp food is cooked in the traditional safari style using a camp fire. Home baked pastries, breads and biscuits are a speciality. Local and international dishes are offered. If you're going out all day the chef will supply you with a delicious picnic lunch.
Game viewing using 4-wheel drive vehicles offers the chance to spot the abunbant wildlife in the area. Birdwatchers will enjoy the range of birdlife in the local area. Visits to local Maasai villages can also be arranged, as can hot air balloon rides, whch need to be booked in advance.
Open: Salas Camp is open all year apart from May and November.
Location: Salas Camp is in the southern sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve near the confluence of the Sand and Keekerok Rivers. The nearest airstrip is Keekorok, about a 30 mi8nute drive away. Salas Camp is 250kms from Nairobi, about a 5 hour drive.
Rooms: There are 8 tents including 1 larger honeymoon tent, 1 family tent and 1 luxury tent. The camp accommodates a maximum of 22 guests. All tents are en-suite with running water, flush toilets and hot showers. Toiletries are provided, as are towels and bathrobes. You’ll have a ‘gym in a bag’ with a skipping rope, exercise card and yoga mat, and a torch. The family tent and luxury tent both have a plunge pool. Each tent has a private deck with a hammock.
Activities: Game drives and nature walks by the Sand River, bird watching and star gazing. Hot air balloon rides can be arranged but need to be booked in advance. The annual wildebeest migration can be experienced at Salas from June to September. Volleyball is a popular pastime.
Facilities: There is a spacious lounge with a wooden floor, high ceiling, sofas and easy chairs. It is open to the front and looks out over the plains. Outside there’s a deck with a crescent-shaped sofa facing the campfire. The camp offers a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are generally eaten together. Bush meals are offered. Private dinners can be arranged on request.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Baby sitting is available and needs to be organised in advance. The camp is unfenced so children must be kept under supervision at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area. Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the mess are and mobile phone reception around camp.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499