Elephant Pepper Camp

Mara North Conservancy

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp occupies a fine location in the northern Masai Mara. Built in the 1980s, it's one of the older camps in the area and has a classic safari ambiance.

Elephant Pepper Camp occupies a terrific location in the northern Masai Mara, hidden away amid a grove of elephant pepper trees that overlook a broad swathe of savannah. Originally built in the mid-1980s, it's one of the oldest camps in the area, though of course it's undergone several renovations (during our last visit, in 2012, it had just undergone a full renovation). It still has that classic safari ambiance, however, thanks to its large, open canvas tents and campaign furniture.

Elephant Pepper Camp is located in the Mara North Conservancy, not far from the main Masai Mara Reserve. This is a great location for game-viewing, particularly between July and October when the wildebeest and zebra migration passes through the area. Much of the time you needn't even leave the camp for good game sightings – the tents are all neatly tucked away behind the tree line, but overlook a large plain where you will often see elephant and other plains game. Indeed, the elephant are more or less a permanent fixture of the camp, and will often approach the tents!

Elephant Pepper is a seasonal camp, open for 9-10 months each year.


There are just nine tents at Elephant Pepper, one of which is a honeymoon suite. They're fairly simple green canvas tents, but spacious and well-lit. Each has a separate dressing room and bathroom, with bucket shower (hot water on demand) and flush toilets. At the front is a private veranda and hammock.

The honeymoon tent is larger than the standard tents and situated apart from them. This can be furnished with additional beds and converted into a family unit.


Meals are served in the dining tent or around a campfire. There is also a bar.


- Dining tent
- Bar


- Day & night game drives
- Guided bush walks
- Bush breakfasts
- Cultural visits

Child Policy

Elephant Pepper Camp accommodates children of all ages. There is a single family tent designed to accommodate two adults and two children. Please do keep in mind that the camp is unfenced. Also note that children under the age of 12 cannot be taken on bush walks, only game drives.