ELEPHANT PEPPER CAMP
Elephant Pepper Camp is the perfect base from which to explore the the Mara - the camp’s remote location allows the stars to shine bright at night, undimmed by harsh lighting; guests enjoy the unique experience of listening to the sounds of lion, leopard and hyena foraging and hunting, whilst being cosseted with traditional and modern comforts such as a campfire and cosy duvets.
Located in the Mara North Conservancy, the heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem.
The eight luxury safari tents offer either twin or double beds, each with spacious ensuite bathroom areas. The tents have an elegant feel combining Indian Raj Campaign furniture, dark wood with intricate brass fittings. The tents are set underneath a grove of fig and Elephant Pepper Trees and are spaced out to ensure privacy. From your personal verandah or hammock you can enjoy watching wildlife roam on the savannah plains beyond the camp.
Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp’s two Honeymoon / Family Tents are the ideal accommodation for couples that want extra space and privacy. The spacious suites each comprise of an ensuite master bedroom and a sitting room, which can be converted into a second bedroom for children under the age of 16 years. The beautiful bathrooms have double wash basins, flush toilets and hot water showers. Located at either end of the camp, the Honeymoon / Family Suites offer spectacular views over the savannah plains from your private veranda.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Elephant Pepper Camp has open game drive vehicles with feature enhancements specifically designed for comfort and photography – open sided with 3 rows of seats, photographic equipment stands, and charging sockets. Guests will share game drives unless “exclusive use of vehicle” has been prebooked at an extra charge.
The Mara offers year round game viewing - the camp is often asked why the game viewing in Mara North Conservancy is better than in the Mara Reserve. The explanation is because cattle are not allowed into the Reserve, therefore from the months of November through to June, the grass is high within the Reserve, and the plains game, followed by their predators tend to avoid the Reserve, and stick to the Conservancy which has balanced grazing, and lush short green grass.
During the months of July to October, when the zebra and wildebeest migration flood into the whole Mara eco-system, the grass in the Reserve is trampled and eaten and game viewing is similar within the Reserve and within the Conservancy.
Take the time to leave the car behind and enjoy the small things – animal tracks, flowers and micro-ecosystems. All the guides are Bronze or Silver level Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certified and some of the guides have guided in this area for 20 years and enjoy sharing their knowledge.
Elephant Pepper Camp is also perfect for young explorers - guides will organise fun walks for children within the camp and little ones will learn how to make a fire, throw a rungu, fire a bow and arrow and track wildlife. As a memento of their adventur children can take home own cast from the tracks they discovered during their walks.
SUNDOWNERS AND BUSH BREAKFASTS
Take a moment to sit back and enjoy the spectacular views, the smells, the colours, and the gentle breeze. Sundowners are a safari tradition – after a day of safari stop, watch the spectacular sunset - traditionally with a gin and tonic in hand!
Bush breakfasts are a chance to enjoy a full breakfast, al fresco, in the middle of the plains and surrounded by wildlife.
OPEN ALL YEAR