Elephant Pepper Camp is one of Kenya’s original, very small and exclusive tented camps, located away from other lodges in the pristine Mara North Conservancy. For those wanting to step off the world for a while and lose themselves in unspoilt nature in the heart of the Kenyan bush, Elephant Pepper Camp is the perfect place to indulge this whim and to explore the marvels of the natural world. Nestled in a lush thicket of Elephant Pepper trees overlooking open grasslands frequented by herds of game, Elephant Pepper Camp maintains a rustic luxury and authenticity of a traditional safari from yesteryear. Spacious canvas tents are elegantly furnished with Raj campaign furniture, and enjoy comfortable en suite bathrooms. Nothing rivals sitting around the campfire listening to the sounds of the African night. Enjoying extended game drives with our highly knowledgeable and qualified guides, guests participate in the most unique wildlife experience in the world. Elephant Pepper Camp brings people to the heart of the wilderness – no traffic, no permanent structures, just the sights and sounds of the African bush.
Taste of elegant safari from years gone by ~
Although extremely comfortable with spacious tents, en suite bathrooms, gourmet food and elegant furnishings, the camp is very low key and 100% solar, with no generator to interfere with the sounds of the bush. The camp managers join guests at the dinner table and campfire, sharing their stories and knowledge of the bush, reminiscent of a bygone safari era.
Private Masai Mara ~
Mara North Conservancy (MNC) is a privately managed conservancy in the core of the Masai Mara. Game driving is restricted to those vehicles belonging to lodges within the Conservancy, so Elephant Pepper guests have this outstanding part of the Masai Mara, almost to themselves. Within Mara North Conservancy is Leopard Gorge, famed for being the home of several feline characters from BBC’s Big Cat Diaries.
Children get back to nature ~
From fiercely contested croquet matches in the lazy afternoons, to walks identifying tracks, to learning to use a handmade bow and arrow – Elephant Pepper Camp offers good old-fashioned exploratory fun.
Although tucked away in a private conservancy away from the crowds, guests to Elephant Pepper Camp still have access to the excitement of the Migration and its river crossings by spending a day in the reserve with a picnic lunch.