- 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.
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.
Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!
We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.
Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.
Suzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018