Sala’s Camp, one of the most loved tented camps in the Mara re-opens this season after a major makeover. It is one of the first Mara properties to witness the annual wildebeest migration and no other camp in the area offers guests such superb access to the action from June-September, when over a million wildebeest flood into the Mara’s lush grasslands from the Serengeti. This September, Sala’s debuted a spectacular new dining space, stylish new mess area, five new tents and two larger family/honeymoon tents complete with private plunge pools. The camp in total sleeps 18 across seven luxury tents that come with all the comforts you could wish for including en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and running water.
The design of the tents nod to the traditional Hemingway-style of safari with roll-top copper baths and campaign style furniture with more contemporary touches. Each tent is spacious, elegant and individually designed with locally sourced art and objects to give it an intimate and homely atmosphere. Sala’s Camp is located on the convergence of the Sand and Keekorok rivers in the Southern corner of the Masai Mara boasting breathtaking views in all directions. It is not only surrounded with one of the world’s most prolific game areas, its location also allows access to some of the most untouched parts in the Mara where game viewing is less likely to be shared with other tourists. Sala’s Camp’s expert guides take guests on twice-daily game drives where it’s possible to see large quantities of the ‘Big 5’ and spot big cats at close quarters. The area is also renowned for its spectacular sightings of elephant from December through to March. The team at Sala’s can organise a number of exclusive experiences (including hot air balloon rides over the plains) and also run a special programme for children with spotters teaching kids the secrets of the bush. The camp is focused on sustainability generating its power through solar power and has been awarded a silver eco-rating. All guests enjoy full board during their stay and the camp can be booked per night or as part of a tailor-made itinerary through The Safari Collection.
Rates start from USD 660 per person sharing per night on an all inclusive basis including game drives and return airstrip transfers and excluding park and conservation fees. www.thesafaricollection.com