Masai Mara camps - Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper is of fairly traditional style, located in a grove of tall diospyrus and warburgia trees. The latter is the tree (common all over the Mara) from which this camp gets its initially puzzling name, it bears a plum like fruit, which appeal to elephant and baboon, so during fruiting season, elephant are regular visitors in the area.

The nine tents at Elephant Pepper are lined up, fairly close together, very much in amongst the trees, but each tent has a clear view onto the adjacent plains and is large and spacious with en-suite bathrooms.

Loos are flush ones and showers are from a bucket, but operated conventionally inside. The honeymoon tent is palatial and Ottoman in style - two tone canvas with arched openings giving a sweeping panoramic view of the surrounding plains and distant hills.

At the right time of year, you can look out from camp across the plains and see the annual wildebeest migration thunder past to seek new grazing in the lush savannahs of the Masai Mara.  However the game viewing here is marvellous all year round.

Elephant Pepper is located in the Koiyaki group ranch, one of the Mara Conservation Areas, so this is somewhere you can expect less traffic than you might see in the Mara National Reserve.

Generally the game is less concentrated but it is still good, although apparently more shy of vehicles. This wasn't our experience of the group of four lion we met a few 100 yards from camp, who appeared unable to summon up the energy to so much as look at us, much less run away. Walking and night game driving are both possible while at Elephant Pepper, as well as hot air ballooning.

Incl. FB, soft drinks, beer, house wine & spirits, laundry, game & night drives, bush walks, airstrip transfer, cultural visits, bush meals. Excl. Balloon trips, champagne & premium spirits.

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