Elephant Pepper Camp

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Remotely located in the Mara North Conservancy, Elephant Pepper Camp gives you a true sense of wilderness.

Why you'll love it here

  • Be caught up in nostalgia with the camp's timeless, simplistic décor
  • Enjoy listening to the sounds of African wildlife from the comfort of your luxury tent
  • Watch the resident wildlife wander around the camp's natural springs from the viewing deck
  • Witness the Mara by foot with one of the camp's expert safari guides

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon, Family,

Louise

Travel Specialist

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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

The luxury Elephant Pepper Camp, based in the Mara North Conservancy, retains an authentic atmosphere of a classic safari under canvas and offers an ultimate location to explore the Maasai Mara.

This secluded, intimate, solar run camp, tucked away in a grove of Elephant Pepper Trees, is a magnet for resident game due to its rich grasses and natural springs, so you can immerse yourself in camp for hours before your afternoon game drive. Your days will be full of activity as the camp also lies close to the Mara River, a perfect choice for outstanding game viewing all year around and a hive of activity during the Migration Season, with a river crossing point just an hour away from camp.

Game driving in the Mara North offers outstanding viewing with a resident pride of lions, cheetahs and leopards. As a privately managed conservancy, game driving is restricted to vehicles belonging to lodges within the conservancy, ensuring an elevated wildlife viewing experience for guests.

The luxury tents are set underneath a grove of fig and Elephant Pepper Trees and are spaced out to ensure privacy. You can relax on your veranda or hammock and watch the wildlife roam the savannah ahead.

Safari Tent

Safari Tent

Sleeps: 2 Adults

The eight luxury safari tents are positioned in the shade under fig and Elephant Pepper Trees, well spaced for ample privacy. The furnishings are classic and elegant in style with a mixture of dark woods and brass fitting to give a feel of a bygone era with an accent of the Indian Raj Campaign. From your personal veranda or hammock, you can watch wildlife roam on the savannah plains.
Honeymoon or Family Safari Tent

Honeymoon or Family Safari Tent

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Elephant Pepper Camp's two Honeymoon/Family Tents are ideal accommodation for couples that want extra space. For families, each comprises of an ensuite master bedroom and a sitting room, which can convert into a second bedroom for children under 16. Located at either end of the camp, the suites offer spectacular views over the savannah plains from your private veranda.
  • Lounge tent
  • Dining tent
  • Fire pit with seating
  • Al fresco dining
Dining

Dining

The dining room at Elephant Pepper Camp contains one long table where everyone dines together in the evening. During the day, you can dine al fresco or, if you're out in the bush, a picnic can be arranged. The campfire is a great area to socialise with drinks and enjoy safari stories. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Game Drives

The Elephant Pepper Camp guides are based in camp, in the Maasai Mara, and know their backyard intimately. All the guides are Bronze or Silver level 'Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association' certified, with some having guided in this area for over 20 years.

Elephant Pepper Camp has open game drive vehicles. The current fleet are new, specially fitted, 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers. The vehicles are unrivalled, with feature enhancements specifically designed for comfort and photography – open sided with three rows of seats, photographic equipment stands and charging sockets. You'll share game drives unless “exclusive use of vehicle” has been prebooked at an extra charge.

Guided Walks

Leave the car behind and enjoy the small things – animal tracks, flowers and micro-ecosystems. There are experienced walking guides, together with Maasai from the local area, that can take you on a delightful ramble from camp – a whole new perspective of the ecosystem around you.

Elephant Pepper Camp is also perfect for young explorers. The experienced guides organise exciting walks for kids within the camp. Little ones will learn how to make a fire, throw a rungu, fire a bow and arrow or track wildlife. As a memento of their adventure, children can take home their very own cast from the tracks they discovered.

Bush Breakfast and Sundowners

Take a moment to sit back and enjoy the spectacular views, smells, colours and gentle breeze. Bush breakfasts are a chance to enjoy a full breakfast, al fresco, in the middle of the plains, surrounded by wildlife.

“Sundowners” are a safari tradition – after a day of safari, stop to watch the spectacular sunset with a gin and tonic in hand.

Elephant Pepper Camp is one of only six camps in Kenya to have been awarded “Gold Level” Eco Rating by the internationally recognised civil society organisation 'Eco Tourism Kenya'. The camp achieves environmental best practice by combining old fashioned safari camp know-how with the latest technology, leaving a minimal footprint. Almost invisible under the Elephant Pepper trees with completely removable tent structures, the camp relies entirely on solar power and uses only LED lighting.

Kenya travel information

  • Time zone: +3 GMT
  • Flight time: 8 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Kenya Airlines
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15%
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a high risk of malaria in Kenya as a whole, but there is a very low risk of malaria in the city of Nairobi and in the highlands above 2,500m. There is a risk of yellow fever transmission in parts of Kenya and there is a certificate requirement. Yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Population: 5.6203e+007
  • National languages: English, Swahili
  • Electricity and plugs: Type G, 240V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Kenya if you have a British passport - apply online

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

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