I travelled from Joy's Camp to Elephant Pepper on a Safarilink flight with amazing views of the African landscape. I was met at the air strip by my driver and driven to the camp en route viewing zebras and giraffes.
The interior of my tent was decorated in the style of a bygone era with brass accessories in the bathroom. There was no shortage of style and so comfortable with an extra touch at night with a hot water bottle warming up the sheets on the cool nights. This must be the ultimate in safari living. The dining tent overlooked the open grassland where animals could be seen at all times of the day. In the evening I enjoyed dinner and meeting guests overlooking the savannah with elephants passing by
On one of the many game drives the leopard up a tree with his kill was awesome. He was so handsome and just hanging loose. The pride of lions were not interested in any tourist with clicking camera shutters. These lions were feasting on a hippo and quite content.
My bush breakfast on the banks of the Mara River was so special with an amazing viewpoint watching the hippos wallowing in the river alongside crocodiles. ( I finally got over my fear of watching crocs! ) I was also impressed with my driver being so caring for the environment by stopping to collect any odd piece of rubbish laying on the track.
The bespoke safari games drives were unique with a pride of lions enjoying a recent kill overlooked by hyenas and vultures – watching and waiting for their turn. Each game drive was amazing and different with sundowners on the savannah watching a storm brewing with elephants and zebras in the distance.
Elephant Pepper has an amazing view of the savannah plains with elephants, zebras and antelope visiting each afternoon. This lodge is highly recommended for people who treasure the lifestyle of bygone days.
The management team were great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephant Pepper Camp is situated within the Mara North Conservancy. Small and exclusive, the camp is located in the heart of the African Bush. Our spacious canvas tents are comfortably furnished, featuring en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and traditional safari showers. Nothing rivals sitting around the campfire enjoying the sounds of the African night. Elephant Pepper Camp brings people back to nature – no traffic, no permanent structures, just the sights and sounds of the African bush. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elephant Pepper Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Elephant Pepper Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve