Sala’s is a safari camp with just seven tents and as it’s located away from the busier areas of the Masai Mara, Sala’s Camp provides an intimate and exclusive safari experience. Guests often enjoy game drives without meeting any other vehicles. The surrounding landscape is spectacular, with lush river valleys to explore and rolling hillsides giving panoramic views. Guests can often hear the roars of the ‘Sala’s’ lion pride at night which resides in the area, along with the chorus of other nocturnal species.

Fondly named after our founders’ first-born daughter, Sala’s Camp became the first safari camp to begin The Safari Collection portfolio. Hidden deep in the Masai Mara National Reserve close to the Tanzanian border, it is away from many of the other safari camps in the Mara. Its un-spoilt and remote location was stumbled upon in 2004 by our directors, Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley, who found it to be the perfect place to take their mobile safari camp. After several years of searching, they were delighted when they discovered this slice of paradise on the confluence of two seasonal rivers teeming with wildlife. Sala’s location remains a highlight today, its proximity to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park giving it front row seats to the famous wildebeest migration as it enters Kenya.

When Tanya and Mikey first arrived, there were no roads in the area and the site was very much off the beaten track. Sala’s began life in 2006 as a permanent safari camp with bucket showers and a thoroughly ‘under canvas’ feel. Simple and comfortable, the camp gave a sense of stepping back in time to the pioneering safari days of Kenya’s past.

In 2016, Sala’s was refurbished to incorporate contemporary touches. These include glass fronted rooms to maximise the wonderful wilderness views, along with bathtubs and private plunge pools. It does, however, still retain the authentic feel of a safari camp from days gone by. In 2018 it was given another injection of love, with a spacious new inter-connecting family suite and another honeymoon suite, completing the luxury safari camp you see today.


Sala’s Camp prides itself on exceptional levels of personalised hospitality. Guests enjoy a full-board experience inclusive of all meals, drinks and alcohol (excluding champagne and specially imported wines/spirits). This includes game drives, fabulous bush breakfasts, iconic sundowners and star-lit dinners. Activities are on offer for children of all ages and a ‘baby listening’ service is available. The safari camp is suitable for guests with limited disabilities and special meals can be catered for by prior arrangement.


  • 7 TENTS / 18 GUESTS


At 5,000 ft above sea level, days are warm and can get hot in the Masai Mara, whilst nights are cooler. The rains usually come in April and May and to a lesser extent in November, although global weather patterns are getting less predictable. The Mara offers an exceptional year-round game viewing experience. From December to March elephant sightings are excellent. In June, the wildebeest start to cross from Tanzania staying until the mid-September. The camp is open from June to October and from December to March, but can open at any time if required.


Say hello to some of the friendly faces you might meet during your stay with us. Many of Sala’s team are from local Maasai communities and have grown up deeply in tune with their wild surroundings. Each and every member of our team is passionate about making your Masai Mara experience go above and beyond expectations.

Moses Kaleku
Moses KalekuHead Guide, Sala's Camp
An expert in animal behaviour, Moses made an appearance on the BBC’s Human Planet series in the Grasslands episode filmed in Kenya.
Amos Njege
Amos NjegeGuide, Sala's Camp
One of our longest standing guides and birding expert, Amos began at Solio Lodge in 2010 before moving more recently to the Mara.
Soloman Onetu
Soloman OnetuHead Chef, Sala's Camp
Famous for creating the best ‘nyama choma’ (barbequed meat) you’ll find in Kenya.
Leah Wanjiru
Leah WanjiruSpa Therapist, Sala's Camp
Leah has been bringing safari zen to Sala’s for the last 5 years, creating tranquil treatments to help guests completely unwind.
Nickson Oltii
Nickson OltiiGuide, Sala's Camp
Nickson is a Maasai who grew up in Amboseli under the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. He’s been sharing his passion for wildlife with Sala’s guests for five years now.
George Atsiaya
George AtsiayaWaiter, Sala's Camp
George has served guests at Sala’s for over 8 years and delights in meeting new people from all over the world. He also loves riverbed volleyball games with the rest of the Sala’s team.

Masai Mara Dream Camp

‘…do not miss the opportunity to have the experience of a lifetime. Thanks to the entire team – this was a trip of a lifetime. The camp itself is spectacular. It sits on a bluff overlooking the river. All of the pools sit on the edge of the bluff. …The food was phenomenal. We were amazed at the presentation of each meal. …Our game drives were fantastic…’ 

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Avogler, Chicago, USA

Amazing Safari Camp

‘This is luxury in the wild. The game drives were absolutely incredible. The camp is set in a stunning location of the banks of the Sand River. The food was fantastic; fresh and wholesome with a touch of fine dining. I’ve been to Mara many times and stayed at some great camps, Sala’s is by far the best.’ 

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Sahil D, Chaweng Thailand

Sala’s Camp safari trip

‘Sala’s is a superb camp. The African wildlife safaris were fantastic and well guided by the Maasai. The camp itself was welcoming and very comfortable with high end amenities, especially the staff service which is A+ all-around. We stayed for 4 days and would have loved to have stayed longer.’ 

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Matt N, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


During migration season, our safari camp provides one of the best vantage points from which to catch the wildebeest herds as they enter and exit Kenya. At certain times of the year, Sala’s Camp is surrounded by hundreds and thousands of animals dotting the plains as far as the eye can see. It feels exhilarating being in the midst of all the drama. Witnessing some of the crossings in the river below camp is a thrilling and even when you’re relaxing back at camp, you know you’re never too far away from the action.


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