- Fantastic location for wildebeest migration
- Remote corner of the Mara
- Small Tented Camp
- Excellent Guiding
Sala’s Camp is located on the Sand River in the far south of the Maasai Mara national park near the border with Tanzania. Providing a perfect position to view the wildebeest and zebra migration river crossings in Jul/Oct.
The area is beautifully scenic and rich in wildlife all year round. Expert guides and very comfortable accommodation make this remote location a good choice to observe wildlife crossing the Sand River. Thanks to its remote location, safari vehicle traffic, which can blight the migration experience, tends to be thin on the ground in this area, making this an excellent choice for anyone wanting to experience the Migration away from the crowds.
Access to the camp is by light aircraft and the camp is found tucked away in the shade of tall trees, with sprawling views out across the plains. Guest accommodation is in 6 beautifully presented tents with verandahs to sit and watch the elephants strolling by.
The central mess tent provides lounge and dining areas with meals usually served at one shared table in traditional safari camp style ( sometimes candle lit dinners are set out on the beach above the river).
The Camp welcomes children of any age and there is a family tent which is larger and has permanent floors, one large main bedroom and an adjoining lounge in which more beds can be added to create a large shared bedroom. However as with most good camps in the Mara, this is not fenced and parents will need to keep an eye on young children at all times.
Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.
verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016
The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.
Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.
pauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015
Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.
Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.
Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.
The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).
Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.
Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.
Tim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014