Sala’s Camp


Sala’s Camp is an Aspiring Fellow Member. Aspiring Fellow Members are properties that are either developing their commerce C (e.g., business) or are in the process of securing or formalising their influence over an ecosystem and wider conservation area. The Aspiring Fellow Member category is only open to those properties that demonstrate a rigorous commitment to the 4Cs and will clearly benefit from the peer learning The Long Run provides.


Sala’s Camp sits in one of the best locations in the whole of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Intimate and secluded, it is nestled along the tree-lined banks of the Sand River at the southern tip of the reserve. As such, it is less than two kilometres away from the Tanzanian border and enjoys a splendid wild outlook and wonderful views of the Serengeti National Park. This also means that it is one of the first camps in the Mara to witness the legendary annual wildebeest migration which thunders from June to September each year. 


Sala’s Camp first hosted guests in 2004 and has become renowned for delivering an authentic Masai Mara safari experience with exceptional personalised service and fine dining. Seamlessly combining a traditional ‘under canvas’ safari experience with contemporary comfort, including private plunge pools and glass-fronted tents, Sala’s Camp offers an unforgettable and magical Mara retreat. The experience is strongly focused on wildlife and supporting its partner conservation projects and the camp has a strong focus on sustainable operations.

The 4Cs

Sala’s Camp joined The Long Run in 2022 embarking on a sustainability journey committing to a holistic balance of the 4Cs – Conservation, Community, Culture, and Commerce – as a means to contribute meaningfully to the biodiversity and the people of their local region.



  • Sala’s Camp hosts East Africa’s only dedicated pangolin conservation research project: The Pangolin Project, which has a team based in the camp.


  • Supports the Mara Rhino Rangers with funding, training equipment, vehicles and logistical support. They protect East Africa’s largest indigenous black rhino population.


  • The Roots & Shoots programme allows guests to plant trees to reforest parts of the Masai Mara National Reserve and to provide breeding habitats to endangered raptors.


  • The majority of Sala’s Staff are drawn from the surrounding Masai Community.


  • Guests are able to visit the villages of members of staff to see the Masai way of life.


  • Each year Sala’s Camp hosts teams of medical professionals who host free medical camps in the local communities.


  • Masai culture is woven into the design and decoration of the camp.


  • Guides and other members of staff are encouraged to wear cultural clothing.


  • For special events and guest birthdays, Sala’s Camp staff members host traditional Masai dances.


  • Guests are able to visit the villages of members of staff to see the Masai way of life


The 3Cs cannot thrive in the absence of Commerce.


All guests at Sala’s Camp contribute to the management of the Masai Mara National Reserve and the local economy through the payment of park entry fees, conservation fees and employment. 



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