Maasai Mara National Reserve

Sala's Camp

Overview

The magic of the Mara away from the crowds

Tradition meets comfort at this luxury tented camp in the southern, wilder corner of the Maasai Mara.

Set near the confluence of the Sand and Keekorok rivers, the understatedly luxurious 11-tent camp is perfectly placed for you to witness the area’s stunning wildlife. Its prime location, close to the border with Tanzania and the Serengeti National, makes it one of the first spots on the Mara to catch sight of the Great Migration of wildebeest annually between June and September. And, thanks to it's relative remoteness, it offers among the most private safari experience within the National Reserve

This area is a home to a wealth of wildlife year-round which you can spot on game drives alongside experienced guides.

Facts

At a glance

  • 11 luxury tents, including two for families

  • Private plunge pools

  • Gym

  • Dining tent

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Experiences

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    See the Migration

    Sala’s is the first camp in the Mara to see the breathtaking surge of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras as they follow their annual migratory route through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The best time to spot the astounding event here is generally between July and October and one of the most memorable spectacles is a river crossing, during which the animals plunge into rushing, predator-packed rivers to reach the other side.

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    Game drives

    Set off in a 4x4 with professional guides to discover the diverse wildlife surrounding the camp. If you’re staying for longer, you might choose to head out for a day with a break for a picnic lunch.

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    Hot air balloon safari

    For an unforgettable view of the savannah, go on a sunrise balloon safari over the plains. As you glide silently through the sky, look out for wildlife below you. This experience is particularly magical during the Great Migration when huge numbers of animals graze.

Community & Culture

The Safari Collection’s project TEAMTalk focuses on health, female empowerment, female genital mutilation reduction and HIV awareness in the communities that border the Maasai Mara. Run in the local school, the project uses sports to help raise awareness of these issues.

The Safari Collection also runs yearly week-long clinics across the country as well as free dental and eye clinics in the Maasai Mara communities.

Conservation

Set up by the Kenya Wildlife Trust, the Mara Predator Conservation Programme researches the threats that predators face and finds science-based community conservation solutions. The team is based at Talek in the Maasai Mara and Sala’s Camp guests can visit the research centre.

A Conservation Car that is based at Sala’s Camp goes out daily to monitor the big cats and collect data for conservationists. The Safari Collection’s guides play an active role in this monitoring. They record sightings and the photographs they take are automatically geo-referenced.

Sala’s Camp guests pay a conservation fee that contributes towards safeguarding the area and also benefits local communities. The Safari Collection also donates a small fee for each guest to the Rhino Monitoring Team.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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