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 7 en-suite tents, with double or twin beds made from driftwood and with comfortable mattresses. The bathrooms all have hot and cold running water, showers and flush toilets. There are 2 honeymoon tents and 2 family tents. Each tent has a private deck with a plunge pool and a hammock, 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 minute drive away. Salas Camp is 250kms from Nairobi, about a 5 hour drive.
Rooms: There are 7 luxury tents, including 2 family tents and 2 honeymoon tents, and the camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests. 1 honemoon tent and 1 family tent are on the Keekorok side, the others are located on the forest side. All tents are en-suite with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and 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. Each tent has glass doors leading out to a private deck with a hammock and plunge pool.
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 July to October. 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. In-room spa treatments are available. The camp offers a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are generally eaten together. Bush breakfasts, lunches and riverbed barbecues are offered. Private dinners can be arranged on request.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. All children receive a welcome pack with games and quizzes, such as spot the big 5, the little 5 and the ugly 5. 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 area and mobile phone reception around camp.
Notes: Sala's Camp is owned by The Safari Collection, who also own Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Sasaab near Samburu National Reserve and Solio Lodge between Mount Kenya and the Aberdares.