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Sala´s Camp

SALA’S CAMP

LOCATION

Straddling the Sand River at the southern end of the Maasai Mara, Sala’s Camp lies within the spectacular Mara National Reserve itself. The Mara is the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya, an area of savannah and grassland, approx 1510sq kms, at an altitude of 5000ft.

Being in a pristine wilderness area with prolific wildlife, the camp is situated in the centre of the Wildebeest migration routes. The camp nestled in a shaded forest looks southwards into the Northern Serengeti and Tanzania beyond.

ACCESS

By air: 40 minutes from Nairobi by Schedule or private charter into Keekorok airstrip.

By road: Four hours drive from Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Narok Road, and then towards Sekenani gate, past Keekorok and on towards Roan Hill (35 mins west of Keekorok airstrip).

DESCRIPTION

Sala’s Camp has the good fortune to be located on the convergence of 2 rivers, and in the heart of the Masai Mara. This secluded spot offers tranquility and tremendous views along the Sand River towards Tanzania and the Serengeti. From your tents you will be able to enjoy an abundance of birdlife and wildlife. The camp prides itself on its owner managed hospitality and impeccable service.

The camp is owned and managed by experienced safari professionals Mikey and Tanya Carr-Hartley. They have been operating luxury mobile safaris in East Africa for the last twelve years.

During the Great Wildebeest Migration in the months of early July to end October, Sala’s Camp is ideally located since many of the animals move back and forth from the Serengeti in search of lush grasslands in the Mara. The game viewing during this time is exceptional, with dramatic river crossings and attendant predators. The camp also lies adjacent to a designated Rhino conservation area.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in 7 en-suite tents, one being a large family/honeymoon tent comprising of a double room with central sitting area. Tents are either twin or double. The spacious luxury furnished tents have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets & safari bucket showers with plenty of hot water. Electricity is solar powered (via invertors), giving all tents plenty of light.

There is a standby generator for refrigeration and to charge any equipment, cameras etc.

CUISINE

Camp food is cooked in the traditional appetizing safari style, using a camp fire, and assisted with a gas cooker. Home baked pastries, breads and biscuits are a speciality. Produce is all farm sourced and free from artificial pesticides. We offer a combination of international dishes and a variety of food to suit all tastes. Children’s needs and special dietary requirements can easily be catered for.

THE SEASONS

The Camp is open from 8th July 2006 to 31st October, & 15th December to 15th March 2007 & also from 15th June 2007 to 31st October 2007. The camp reopens again on the 15th December 2007.

ACTIVITIES

Exceptional game viewing from 4WD vehicles within this unrivalled wilderness area. For the avid birdwatcher, the Mara offers exceptional avian diversity. The Mara is home to the Maasai people and from the camp traditional Maasai culture can be enjoyed.

Ballooning over the migration is also an exciting fun-filled activity in the Mara, offered as an optional extra from Sala’s Camp; lift off is about 25 minutes drive away.

CLIMATE

At 5000 ft above sea level Sala’s Camp offers cool nights and warm/hot days.

THE RATE

(valid from 15th December 2006 – 14th December 2007)
  • USD 395 per person per night sharing
  • USD 495 per person single occupancy
  • USD 250 per child per night (12 & under in 3rd bed)
  • Plus $50 park/conservation fees per adult.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Full board accommodation, house wines, beers, local spirits, soft drinks and bottled water, game drives, and laundry.

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

Champagne, ballooning, air excursions, gratuities, and health insurance.

WHAT TO BRING

Sun protection (hats, sun cream, glasses), ankle-length walking boots and trousers for walking, light windproof jacket, jersey, swimwear, binoculars, cameras, videos and film. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed so dress accordingly. We also prefer dress to blend with the environment so try to avoid exceptionally bright colours in the day.

CONTACT DETAILS

Private Wilderness Ltd

P O Box 6648 G.P.O 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: + 254 20 882028/882598
Fax: + 254 20 882868
Mobile: + 254 721 733149
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Website: www.privatewilderness.com

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