Sala’s Camp | The Maasai Mara’s Most Intimate Safari Experience

Sala’s Camp is a part of Kenya’s Safari Collection – the same family as Giraffe Manor – and it offers travelers a truly comfortable and luxurious stay in one of Africa’s most iconic wilderness areas. I arrived Sala’s Camp via plane and it couldn’t have been easier.

Being that the COVID-19 pandemic was in full-force, my temperature was checked upon arrival and I was welcomed by the team with a beverage, snacks and a tour of the independent, luxury tented homes that are nestled along the river bank. I was immediately impressed by the size of the rooms, with large beds, living rooms, bathrooms and closet space. The rooms are air conditioned, but also offer an open-air option to enjoy the incredibly fresh air, and sounds of the nature around. I settled-in and then was ready for my first game drive.

I have traveled to the Maasai Mara before and each corner of it is expansive, unique and special. But, what differentiates your experience in the area, is the camp you choose.

Sala’s Camp is a place that instantly feels warm and friendly, a welcome that brings you in to experience something very special. Arriving here is easy, 5 hours via road from Nairobi, or 45 minutes via small aircraft to an airstrip just minutes away from the camp’s entrance.

I arrived Sala’s Camp via plane and it couldn’t have been easier. Being that the COVID-19 pandemic was in full-force, my temperature was checked upon arrival and I was welcomed by the team with a beverage, snacks and a tour of the independent, luxury tented homes that are nestled along the river bank. I was immediately impressed by the size of the rooms, with large beds, living rooms, bathrooms and closet space. The rooms are air conditioned, but also offer an open-air option to enjoy the incredibly fresh air, and sounds of the nature around. I settled-in and then was ready for my first game drive.

The Maasai Mara is known for its incredible wildlife sightings, and I was lucky enough to be there during migration – when thousands and thousands of wildebeests cross over from the Serengeti in Tanzania into Kenya. And, how lucky was I to be there at this time; a period that is normally booked-up years in advance.

I have been on many safaris, so I know the drill. But, every time I am fortunate enough to go, I always leave even more appreciative than the last time.

I jumped-in Sala’s Camp’s fully-outfitted private safari vehicle and was ready for the drive. Within the first 30 minutes, I spotted elephant, cheetah, lion, warthogs and giraffe. Wow! After my first game drive my lovely and incredibly knowledgeable guide drove me back to camp where I was invited for a cocktail on the river and to prepare myself for dinner.

The food at Sala’s Camp is hearty, delicious and fresh – whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can expect wonderfully creative options that will make any foodie happy. My favorite meal, by far, was my second morning when my guides pulled over and cooked a full breakfast on an open flame on the savanna while I sipped coffee and watched a herd of elephant pass by. What an incredible and truly life-changing moment.

The staff at Sala’s Camp were fabulous. They were warm, kind, helpful and gracious – doing everything they can do to make your stay just perfect. Rooms are kept fresh and clean, safari vehicles prepped with relevant supplies and refreshments and public areas cozy and warm. The people are what add to Sala’s Camp reputation for being one of the best, and they are an integral part of your time here.

Anyone who is seeking a luxurious and comfortable safari adventure while visiting Kenya should look to Sala’s Camp. A little beacon in the Southern part of the country calling to all who appreciate the magic of the Maasai Mara’s wildlife, and truly spectacular hospitality.