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Sala's Camp

Sand River, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Sala's Camp and really loved the experience. There is something amazing about sleeping in a real tent, hearing the animals moving around and knowing that canvas is all that separates you from the action. On our first night it was exhilarating to awaken to the sounds of elephants eating and see the silhouette of this... More 

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

Hi Hamish, many thanks for your lovely review and it was a pleasure to host you, Andrew, Jane and Kristin! We're so happy you enjoyed the night time visitors, we just love having the elephants in and around the camp so often and seeing their shadows passing the tents in the moonlight is just fantastic. Moses and Masek are thrilled... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Really quite location deep in the park on Kenya and Tanzania border. Excellent staff, top notch cuisine, perfect service and living conditions. We had very limited time of a weekend stop with only 1.5 days. It was raining all nights long and the drizzle continued in the morning, but ... our guides were great and we did see all Big... More 

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

Aleks and Marina – thanks for your fantastic review! Glad you loved our quiet location away from the crowds in the north of the reserve which is just how we like it too. Good luck with move to Dubai and we hope to see you both soon. Sala's Camp - The Safari Collection More 

San Carlos, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

From the moment you arrive at camp, the staff make you feel right at home. Everyone is warm, happy to introduce you to the life on the Maasai Mara. Mark, the camp manager, is so knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. Our guides, Moses and David, were over-the-top wonderful. Everyone made our visit memorable. Best food! Great innovative tastes. Met lovely guests... More 

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Helen! It was great hosting your group, we had such fun evenings! Mwangi our chef is so pleased you loved the food and he send his warmest wishes. Say 'hi' to everyone else from us and we hope to see you again soon. Sala's Camp - The Safari Collection More 

London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

From the instant of driving into this Camp I had the sense it was going to be very very right!. The Manager is exactly that. His demeanour, conduct, approach and assistance is faultless. The accommodation is superb the best I have stayed in where camps are concerned. My guide/driver Bashir was superb as indeed was my spotter Masik. We enjoyed... More 

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing review. Bashir and Masek send their best wishes. So pleased you saw so many amazing crossings! We know what an experience traveller you are so it means the world to us that you had such a fantastic time here! Mwangi the chef was so pleased to hear you loved his food and we all hope to... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a small friendly camp offering very personal service. We've been on many safaris but this took us by surprise - it's in a quiet part of with Mara but great game. Best recommendation could be that an expat couple from the Rift Valley who had never been to the Mara before extended their stay at this camp!

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

We are so happy to have taken you by surprise and delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Our location is really special and as you noticed we are in a very quiet part of the Mara. We hope that you will visit us again. Sala's Camp - The Safari Collection More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

It was my honeymoon and I stayed 3days in Sala's camp. I saw many animals includes Bic5 during game drive. My driver Steven and Paul are so nice to us and gave us so unforgettable experiences! I already miss them. Also, every meals are great and so delicious! Thanks to George and all of you guys. The room conditions is... More 

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it was a delight to host you on your honeymoon. Sala's is the perfect destination for honeymooning couples with an 'Out of Africa' sense of romance accompanied by incredible game viewing which you will remember and share for a lifetime. Steven, Paul, George and the rest of the team hope to see you again... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'll refrain from commenting on the Mara itself as that is of course a great place to be. Sala's Camp is really a safari camp like safari camps are meant to be. Its tents speak of old luxury travel safaris the like that did not depend on concrete showers and permanent wooden structures. These tents are enormously comfortable and have... More 

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to read your wonderful review and thank you so much for sharing your experience. Sala's Camp is is a special place, located in a very special, an untouched spot in the Masai Mara Reserve over looking the Serengeti plains. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and of course our very comfortable... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I spent a fantastic 3 days at Sala's Camp in April of this year. It was my first safari experience and i doubt it will ever be bettered. The camp itself is beautiful, set next to a river and hidden among trees. The tents are spacious, clean and comfortable with big beds perfect for falling asleep in to the sounds... More 

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ManagementTSC, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much writing this review and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Sala's Camp. As you experienced the game viewing at Sala's is absolutely astounding and there is nothing quite sitting in the shade of acacia whilst tucking into eggs cooked fresh on the back of our vehicles after an action packed safari. The team... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We traveled to Kenya for 2 weeks and stayed at all four of the properties managed by the Safari Collection. We loved each amazing property but it was our time at Sala's Camp that felt the most special. Each staff member went above and beyond to make sure our experience was second to none. We were upgraded to the honeymoon... More 

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Sala's Camp, responded to this review

Hi Jack and Kathy, Such a nice review and everyone here is so pleased to hear what a great time you had. Moses and Anthony say hi and best wishes from the rest of the team. Sala’s Camp Management - The Safari Collection More 

CANBERRA ACT
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69 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Sala's Camp is a traditional tented camp on the Masai Mara near the Tanzanian border and close to the Serengeti. Whilst purporting to offer a high standard of glamping, Sala's is not for those who expect all of the comforts of a city hotel. Nevertheless Mark and his staff go out of their way to meet your every need and... More 

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