- Type: Luxury Tent
- Summary: A luxury camp in the Maasai Mara Reserve
- Feature: Exclusive game drives to the resident lion pride
- Rooms: 10 Luxury Tents
- Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
- Nearest airport: Wilson Domestic Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately a 1 hour flight from Wilson Domestic Airport to Mara North Airstrip, followed by a 30 minute drive to the camp by car transfer.
Providing all the luxury of a modern hotel in a natural and simple setting, each of these luxury tents offer comfort, whilst fitting into the natural surroundings with little environmental impact. The tents are spacious, with plush beds and the full bathrooms feature hot running water. The Indian Raj Campaign furniture offers an elegant feel, while dark wood and intricate brass fittings make interiors highly luxurious. All tents provide complimentary amenities and can fit one extra bed to accommodate families.
- Room View: Savannah Plains
- Facilities: Set underneath a grove of fig and elephant pepper trees, the spacious tents feature the choice of a double or twin beds, elegant furnishings and outdoor hammocks to observe the spectacular wildlife from.
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- Room View: Savannah Plains
- Facilities: With a separate sitting room and large bathroom, these luxurious suites have a huge amount of space and offer incredible views from their own private verandas.
The main lounge and dining tent provides a homely atmosphere in which exquisite meals are prepared. Chefs create traditional local treats as well as international favourites to be enjoyed by candlelight and a help-yourself bar is relaxed. This tent has a viewing platform that overlooks a salt-lick, ensuring that the incredible wildlife is never missed. Morning bush breakfasts are enjoyed al fresco in the middle of the plains before an exciting game drive, with picnics prepared and brought along to enjoy in the reserve. ‘Sundowners’ are a safari tradition in the evening bush, where guests watch the sunset with their signature drink.
Culture & History
Along with the phenomenal safari experience, Elephant Pepper Camp offers a range of fulfilling activities to delve into the experience of this incredible part of the world. Known for their beadwork and bright red shukkas, the Maasai live in harmony with nature and are the camps hosts, with many staff members being Maasai themselves. Welcoming guests into their semi-permanent Mangattas, the Maasai will show you round their home and traditional way of life, whilst selling traditional handicrafts. Activities for children include learning how to throw a rungu and track wildlife within the beautiful camp, and the camp works closely with the local community, offering a wealth of options for getting involved.
With the outstanding Mara North Conservancy almost to themselves, the safari experience at Elephant Pepper Camp is unique and incredible. All the guides know their backyard intimately, so the game drives and guided walks offer the best of this stunning area. The open game drive vehicles offer incredible views whilst being designed for comfort, offering the perfect view of what is considered the best part of the Maasai Mara. Evening game drives also offer the chance to experience the other world of the reserve, where hunting predators and nocturnal creatures such as aardvarks can be encountered. Guided walks offer a delightful ramble from the camp, providing a tranquil experience of animal tracks, flowers and micro-ecosystems.
With an intimate and romantic setting, safaris here offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for couples, with the Honeymoon Suite presenting the perfect private retreat. Exclusive dining can be requested for couples, offering the ultimate romantic setting amid the wildlife and the setting sun. What's more, the remote location means that the stars shine brightly, making a safari in the Maasai Mara an inherently romantic experience.