Taking its name from the Elephant Pepper trees under which the camp sits, the camp offers a classic, East African safari experience, with each of the eight safari tents offering adventure in style.
The camp has also been the driving force behind the creation of the award-winning Mara North Conservancy. This conservancy provides some of the best game viewing in the Mara region and has operated in partnership with the local Masai community for two decades.
Why We Like Elephant Pepper Camp
Homely, elegant and atmospheric, with a knack for putting you at ease the minute you arrive, Elephant Pepper Camp is one of the most established camps in the area and it shows. The staff and guides are some of the best around, with many having been here since the start.
The eight tents are a classic combination of dark woods and antique furniture, along with brass fittings and soft furnishings. Each tent opens out onto a private terrace, from where you can sit and watch a tower of giraffes stroll across the plains.
Dining is a cosy and convivial affair, with the intimate bar the perfect place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks before sitting down to delicious meals, many of which use original Italian recipes passed down from the owner's mother. Moroccan lanterns and antiques in the mess tent add atmosphere, whilst taking in the views across the Mara as the moon rises.
Activities all take place within the renowned Mara North Conservancy, access to which is exclusive to camps within the conservancy. These include:
- Day and night game drives
- Guided bush walks
- Cultural visits
Elephant Pepper Camp is located within the 25,000-hectare Mara North Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve to the south. Well established and part of the greater Mara ecosystem, this conservancy is renowned for its remarkable density of wildlife. Access is via light aircraft, with regular scheduled flights to the conservancy airstrip.