Leave the grey skies of home behind and visit Africa’s wide open landscapes beneath blue skies. The Elephant Pepper Camp offers modern-day comforts in combination with the 1920s golden safari flair.
Located in the North of the Maasai Mara National Park, the Elephant Pepper Camp nestles beneath a grove of the so-called elephant pepper trees (warburgia ugandense) lending the camp its peculiar name.
It deserves special mention that the camp is actively engaged in protecting the Mara North
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Conservancy and promoting sustainable tourism. The Elephant Camp operates only during the rainy season. It is a true camp that has no fixed buildings at all. Solar panels provide a little electricity. Water has to be used responsibly. The rent for the camp site is paid to the local landowner.
The majority of the Elephant Camp’s staff grew up in the villages around the camp. It is only consequent that the camp’s social commitment includes supporting the local school with the idea to improve rural education in an effort to invest into the children’s future.
You may visit the surrounding Maasai villages and meet the locals. Find out more about these proud and ancient people and their rich cultural heritage. There is something about coming face to face that changes perspectives on both sides.
At the heart of the Elephant Pepper Camp, the restaurant tent welcomes you with tantalising aromas, some of which can be identified as North Italian, others are doubtlessly African. Guests share a long table for mealtimes. The cosy lounge tent has been furnished with comfortable seating areas and invites you to settle down and enjoy a drink.
The camp’s main area, without fail, has been set up to command a fantastic view out over the Mara land’s wide open savannah. There is a special flair, particular to this part of Kenya: Beautiful and abundant with wildlife, you may look forward to exciting game drives, memorable nights around the campfire and a lot more. Incidentally: no fences have been set up around the camp and it is not unusual for the wildlife to stroll right through the heart of it.
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