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  • Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range


Elephant Pepper Camp is a traditional bush safari camp shaded by a natural forest of ebony and elephant pepper trees, overlooking the Mara plains. Set away from other lodges, the camp offers modern comforts, evenings by the campfire, and dinner under the stars.

The spectacular annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is by no means the only feature of this World Heritage Site. The Masai Mara is home to enormous herds of plains game, big cats, and elephant as well as colourful birds, small game, riverine wildlife and beautiful scenery. Daily extended game drives in open-sided vehicles, night drives and guided bush walks make up your thrilling game-viewing experiences.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Eco Tourism Kenya - Gold Eco-Rating 2012, 2013, 2014
  •  Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor 2013
  •  Eco Tourism Enterprise of the Year 2013 - Tented Camp
  •  Eco Tourism Kenya - Eco Warrior Award for Conservancy of the Year 2011


  • In the private & protected Mara North Conservancy
  • Witness the Great Migration in season
  • Enjoy evening drives & bush walks
  • Sweeping views of the Mara plains
  • One of the best rated camps in Kenya for environmental management, resource use & social linkages

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Set out on game drives in open-sided vehicles, as well as night drives and guided bush walks, to see herds of plains game, big cats, elephants, and plentiful bird species.

Before dinner, enjoy a drink around the campfire where you can share stories of the day’s sightings.

General Facilities

    Laundry Service


Meals at Elephant Pepper Camp are prepared by chefs trained by the owners' family, and feature traditional North Italian recipes blended with international and local favourites.

The main dining tent offers family-style dining with a self-service bar or enjoy bush breakfasts, sundowners, or a barbecue beside the campfire.

Room Description

Elephant Pepper Camp has eight very spacious canvas tents with en suite dressing rooms, comfortable verandahs that are raised to ensure wonderful views, plumbed hot showers and flush toilets. Each tent has a sweeping view of the Masai Mara plains and the wildlife that saunters past.

There are two large honeymoon or family tents available, both of which feature private pit fireplaces for evenings under the stars and areas for private dining. All tents were completely refurbished in 2014.


  • Birding
  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tour
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer

Traveller Reviews

  • WOW! When we landed on the airstrip, we were greeted on the runway by a Maasai Giraffe! James our driver (AMAZING...fluent in over 7 languages, knowledgeable about all animals and people in the area, the best tracker and spotter in the Mara, kind and accommodating) met us at the plane and before we even got to camp we were surrounded by elephants, common zebras, giraffes, and we were lucky enough to see a leopard! Later on that evening, on our evening Game Drive, we saw lions with cubs AND a giraffe that had been born only minutes before we encountered it. And too many other animals to mention! All of our Game Drives in the Mara North were very thrilling, as there were animals galore! We enjoyed everything about Elephant Pepper Camp: Hosts: Patrick and Sophie, the morning and evening fires, game drives, food, tent, the Maasai people, and of course, the incredible animals EVERYWHERE. Even though we were a bit off season, it worked out great for us because the camps were not crowded, and we did not run into as many game vehicles as during the high season. The Sundowners and breakfasts and lunches in the Bush were a highlight of our game drives at both Joy's Camp and Elephant Pepper Camp!

    Cynthia Pastore-Walker, August 2013

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"For wildlife this camp located in the Mara north conservancye is unrivalled! Classic and simple staying here is about good food and communal dining, evenings around the camp fire or heading out on foot.... so authentic to how safari used to be in its hey day. I suggest booking the honeymoon tent if you can where you have private views towards the swamp (lots of animals coming down to drink) and private dinners. Spending an idle afternoon in your hammock is perfect to recover fromt he early morning game drives."

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