Sala’s CampSala’s Camp, Maasai Mara
Intimate Wildlife Safari Lodge
Comfort is the most important element when on holiday, more so, when you are miles away from home. A dream destination is a serene place, with luxurious facilities, hospitable staff and sumptuous meals. Sala’s Camp fits the description of the kind of lodge you are looking for in Kenya.
This intimate, 7-tent lodge sits on a convergence of rivers in the awe-inspiring plains of Maasai Mara. The beauty of the surrounding tells you it is bound to be an unforgettable experience, living in the wild, so close to elephants, wildebeests, the big cats and hundreds of birds in the trees within the lodge.
Sala’s Camp is a child friendly lodge, with a honeymoon suite that doubles up as a spacious family tent for large families and groups. Living in this camp is unbelievably exciting. The tents are en-suite, with transparent screens on the canvas forming large windows that make you feel like you are living in the wild. The units are clean, sufficiently furnished with racks, mats, reading desks, lamps and wall paintings.
The general use quarters are not short of luxury too. The mess has African furniture, mats and tables in the tent and on the wooden deck overlooking the compound. For an unmistakably lovely holiday, spend most of your time exploring the sweeping plains of the national reserve. The lodge’s location makes it a prime spot to watch the great wildebeest migration. Venture deep into the plains, in a game drive to spot as many animals as possible. A birding safari, hot air balloon ride and stargazing are other awesome activities to find here.
Enjoy sumptuous meals made by exceptionally talented chefs who know how to give you delicious food. This lodge has a variety of dishes on its menu and if you want the whole safari experience, enjoy a sundowner or a candle lit dinner. Sala’s Camp will make you fall in love with Kenya; you will not feel like boarding a plane back home. Its serenity, hospitality and luxury are unrivalled.
A Safari in Mara
The savannah rolls out like a yellow carpet with dots of green thickets and bushes and hundreds of wildebeests, gazelles, giraffes, elephants and other species. The Maasai Mara is splendid, any time of the year. It is home to hundreds of species in the plains and on trees around the rivers.
Stay at Sala’s Camp to enjoy daily game drives to see this amazing landscape and discover the many species that have made Maasai Mara one of the world’s distinctive destinations. The lodge affords speedy access to the forest and the grassland. It has competent, professional guides to keep you track and spot animals as well as keep you safe in the bush. This camp has a number of games to enjoy close to the lodge such as playing volleyball by the river.
However, two exciting ways to discover the lush plains of this national reserve are
- Game drives
- Hot air balloon safaris
The birds of Maasai Mara will wake you up with their daily chorus, and the predators will end your day with roars and cries from deep within the forest. This is the experience to expect at Sala’s Tented Camp.
Sala’s is a scenic, luxury lodge in the lush plains of the national reserve, within reach of the bush that is home to elephants, lions, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras. Its canvas tents are perched a distance apart to afford you privacy and comfort. The tents line the plains with the Sand River flowing past. The landscape is magical with the distant Yamalumbwa and Kuka Hills forming the horizon.
Customized to fit the needs of every guest, Sala’s Camp has spacious tents, immaculately furnished with modern furnishings such as lamps, en-suite bathroom facilities and mats. Nevertheless, these modern luxuries do not ‘steal’ the under the canvas experience of traditional camping. They make the experience worthwhile and memorable. Sala’s Camp has seven tents. The total capacity is 14-16 guests. This makes hospitality at Sala’s an intimate experience.
An Adventurous Safari
The Maasai Mara is over one thousand square kilometres large. Wildlife dots the endless plains of this national reserve, making it important to select the best location for a safari. You need a place that lets you access the plains at any time of day or night. This ensures you never miss any activity when the big cats prey on timid gazelles and wildebeests or when the vultures devour the leftovers before hyenas check in for a share of the spoils. With excellent maps and directions, it should be an easy ride to and from the major spots in Maasai Mara such as the crossing points of wildlife during the great migration.
Sala’s Camp is one of those places that make you fall in love with the bush. The surroundings declare that you are in the rich savannah of the reserve where there are plenty of animals to see. This tented resort lies a few meters from the meeting point of Keekorok and Sand Rivers. In fact, the two rivers meet a short distance from the spacious mess where you will spend the afternoons when you are not exploring the plains.
In addition, the seven tents at this camp sit a short distance from the banks of the Sand River. Each tent occupies its spot on the lush vegetation, facing the river. The Yamalumbwa Hills and Kuka Hills form a beautiful landscape on the other side of the rivers. Between these two attractions is the northern corridor of the great annual migration of millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras and gazelles.
Maps and directions show that you can get here within four hours by road from Nairobi. This road trip is not for the faint hearted because it is a journey across the country, from the skyscrapers of the capital city, through the countryside to the dry town of Narok before proceeding towards the southern boundary of Kenya and Tanzania.
By air, you can access the camp from Nairobi, Mombasa or other major towns in the country. Maasai Mara is connected to the rest of the country by over five airstrips scattered over the plains. There are daily scheduled and charter flights linking guests from other attractions in Kenya such as Lake Naivasha and the Mount Kenya region to Maasai Mara.
Enjoy Delicious Meals
Maasai Mara is the world famous national reserve for its role in the great wildebeest migration. For that reason, it is in order to say that this reserve houses the Eighth Wonder of the World. Memorable moments involve enjoying lengthy walks in the plains, viewing wildlife from the sunroof of a land cruiser and having quality time with a spouse or alone, in the camp.
Sala’s Camp takes the experience further through excellent dining opportunities. Since it is an intimate camp, with seven tents only, guests enjoy personalized services. This lodge has skilled chefs who know that guests need sumptuous and nutritious meals after spending hours in the heat of the plains.
Expect fresh meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When enjoying a full day game drive, you take picnic lunch with you to maximise the time spent exploring the plains. After a few hours of viewing wildlife, sit under a mature tree and dig into the meal laid out for you by the chef before getting back to the vehicle for an afternoon of fun.
Before dinner, enjoy a few rounds of drinks with your family members or other guests. Trade stories about your experience in the bush or just sit around the crackling campfire and listen to nature as darkness falls on the landscape.
Fine dining is a great way to end a day in the plains. The dining tent has modern facilities from cutlery tablecloths. Listen to the stories of the host as you savour exquisite dishes prepared in the most professional way.
For a thrilling dining experience, ask for a candlelit dinner under the star-lit African sky. Listen to the sounds of the night and enjoy the relaxing cool breeze from the plains. Sala’s Camp is not just any camping lodge; it is a luxury resort where guests have a great time outdoors and inside the camp.
Weddings in Mara
Destination weddings are the in thing. You can make yours special and memorable by choosing Maasai Mara National Reserve. So many reasons make it the best location for unforgettable nuptial ceremonies. First, its pristine location, in the heart of the remote part of Kenya, makes it heavenly. It is like leaving the hustles of the city to hide in a serene location that needs no phones, social media or even cable television. Without these elements of modern life, you can relax with your love and make merry without a care in the world.
Second, you have a number of interesting locations within Maasai Mara. Say I do by the river, in the middle of the plains or overlooking the breathtaking hills of this countryside. Sala’s Camp gives you a variety of locations, and tops this package with amazing services to make your wedding the event of the year.
Bring your family and friends along to witness this important day of your life. Sala’s Camp is an intimate lodge, with seven tents that offer double and triple beds. You don’t have to worry about where you will stay after the ceremony because the honeymoon suite is spacious, secluded and furnished with what you need for quality time alone.
Sala’s Camp gets everything ready for you in advance. Play your part by planning and organising essential formalities such as the wedding certificate. The wedding package also caters for a sumptuous champagne breakfast, a bush lunch and a candlelit dinner. Your guests can expect delicious meals and excellent hospitality at this lodge.
A Unique Safari Camp
Sala’s Camp is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Maasai Mara. First, its location is perfect for a memorable holiday in the tranquil plains of this reserve. It sits on the meeting point of the Sand River and Keekorok River.
The environment is surreal, with lush savannah punctuated by mature trees. For a great time in this lodge, you do not have to go far; just spend the day by the riverside on a safari chair reading a book. The peaceful environment will ascertain the fact that you are miles away from the bustling streets of any city and you have a courteous team to take care of you and a large national reserve to explore.
Sala’s Camp is an intimate lodge, with only seven tents. It accommodates 14 people in its luxury tents overlooking the beautiful plains of Maasai Mara. This resort is child friendly; children of all ages are welcome to explore the wild with their parents.
The honeymoon suite is perfect for those intimate moments newlyweds need as they spend their first holiday as man and wife. It is a spacious suite whose large transparent screens bring the glory of Maasai Mara into the sleeping quarters. This tent can act as a family suite for large families, leaving a section of the tent for parents to have some privacy.
The double tents have a lot to offer too. They are equally spacious like the honeymoon suite, with en-suite facilities and luggage racks. Furniture for the entire lodge is handmade and bright coloured pillows and beddings make the place vibrant.
Facilities and Amenities
Sala’s Camp is a luxury-tented camp. Therefore, its facilities and amenities are modern and sufficient. All tents are furnished with spacious en-suite facilities such as a modern toilet, washbasins and a large bathtub perched next to the wall for a great view of the outdoors.
This lodge also has a
- Mosquito nets
- Sewing kits
Sala’s Camp affords an unmatched view of the plains, where the great wildebeest migration takes place. Its strategic location on the convergence of two rivers, gives a breathtaking view of the northern corridor, where millions of wildebeests, thousands of zebras ad gazelles cross from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania into the plains of Maasai Mara in Kenya.
Spend hours outdoors in the plains to see elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, cheetahs, jackals and hundreds of birds on trees around riverine forests. You can have a full day game drive, an early morning game drive or tour the plains in the evening. The full day excursion is exciting because it includes picnic lunch under a tree in the plains.
A birding safari takes you to the sections of the reserve where you can spot hundreds of species. The Maasai Mara has 500-recorded species of birds.
A hot air balloon safari over the savannah is another activity to kick-start your excursion of this famous reserve. Fly over the land before daybreak and spot wildlife such as herds of elephants, giraffes, wildebeests and gazelles. See the rivers and forests in this 45-minute hot air balloon ride. Indeed, Sala’s Camp knows what a wildlife safari is all about.