We’re quite sure we know why the wildebeest appeared in the Mara so early this season…it was undoubtedly all the buzz about the beautiful new Sala’s Camp! With seven new tents designed and built by Mikey Carr-Hartley and his dedicated team, Sala’s reopened last month in time to welcome the world’s greatest wildlife migration and is already receiving guests from far and wide.

With seven new luxury tents dotted along the Sand River, Sala’s guests are treated to a casual elegance of safari days gone by whilst also surrounded by contemporary touches like plunge pools and glass-fronted tents.

The marriage of the traditional (think copper roll-top bathtubs under canvas and romantic hurricane lamps scattered amongst the trees) with modern creature comforts (giant rainfall shower heads and complementary wi-fi) delivers a clever mix of understated luxury that brilliantly mirrors the wildlife experience offered by its renowned setting.

“It is important to us that Sala’s maintains its sense of authenticity as a true safari camp; somewhere to unwind, relax and share stories and camaraderie after a long day of exploring,” says Carr-Hartley. “But we also wanted to acknowledge that today’s discerning travellers have certain expectations and share their travel experiences globally in real time. Sala’s is the result of meeting those expectations while staying true to what a Kenyan safari is all about.”

In addition to the camp’s stunning location at the confluence of two rivers and far from the madding crowds, Sala’s enjoys the privilege of being the first Mara property to welcome the spectacle that is the annual wildebeest migration. This season the gnus arrived early and in earnest, crossing the Tanzanian border in front of the camp in huge, vocal numbers.

Photographers and videographers Russell McLaughlin and Shannon Benson captured the start of this remarkable event as Sala’s re-opened a few weeks ago and we’re excited to share it with you. Sit back, grab a ‘dawa’ and take yourself to the Masai Mara and the stunning new Sala’s Camp…

Limited availability still exists at Sala’s Camp over the next few months. To book your safari, please contact The Safari Collection or call +254 731 914 732.