Named after the spicy plants that the local elephants eat, these eight high-end tents sit in the shade of the tropical trees. The units are raised off the ground, so you can look out onto the plains and see zebra and other wildlife. Game drives take place daily, as does a lovely communal dinner when you’re not eating out in the field.
Elephant Pepper Camp has been the driving force in creating the Mara North Conservancy (MNC) which covers a core parcel of over 70,000 acres bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve to the north and effectively increasing its size by 20%. The conservancy, established in 2009, provides some of the Masai Mara ecosystem’s prime game viewing, whilst guaranteeing over 800 Masai landowners stable revenue, transparent financial management and the preservation of the ancient balance between wildlife and traditional pastoralism.
Probably the world’s most famous game park has undergone substantial development and is for good reason one of the most desirable places on earth to see the iconic wildlife. During the Great Migration, it’s the best natural show on earth, a true spectacle. Take land game drives or a balloon ride above the plains.
Ways you can help in Masai Mara
The Maasai communities surrounding the Mara ecosystem are faced with a myriad of problems: scarce medical facilities, severe droughts, high unemployment, high illiteracy, lack of access to clean water, destruction of the natural environment, and harmful traditional practices like female genital mutilation and early marriages of girls. Education is a key way out of poverty, […]
On the edge of the Masai Mara lies a forward-thinking Masai community. Whereas other villages still practice Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”) and forced early marriage, this one actively upholds the rights of women, and is a refuge for young women from other villages, where they can have a place of safety and receive an education […]