Wilderness Basecamp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Northern Masai Mara, Kenya

Prices From: $320 - $390 pp

Situated right on the Northern Edge of the Masai Mara reserve this 8-tented bush camp, is tucked away in a prime wildlife area. Surrounded by the Mara's ubiquitous game, it's a seasonal camp, which is taken down for a month or so in the rainy seasons. Elephant Pepper Camp brings people back to nature, no traffic, no permanent structures obstructing your view, just the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Elephant Pepper Camp has been recently refurbished and designed to attract and introduce people to an authentic Masai Mara wildlife Safari Experience. Elephant Pepper Camp (originally Mara Bush Camp) offers a unique, comfortable environment and is aptly named after the Warburgia Ugandensis tree, which is commonly known as the Elephant Pepper tree.

The true bush experience of walking and unwinding around the glowing embers of a campfire all add to the authenticity of a true bush experience. Creative comforts are not sacrificed either with ensuite bathrooms being part of each spacious tent. The spacious canvas tents, with an ensuite dressing room, eco-friendly flush loos and safari showers are comfortably furnished.

The staff are friendly and welcoming: arriving in camp is like coming home. The appetizing food is prepared by chefs trained by the owners' family using traditional North Italian recipes mixed with international and local favorites. A barbecue by the campfire, dinner in the mess tent, or a bush breakfast on the open plains are some of the lasting memories to take home. Nothing rivals sitting around the campfire enjoying the sounds of the African night.

Looking from the camp across the plains one can see the 'greatest game show on earth' when the annual wildebeast migration thunders past to seek new grazing in the lush savannahs of the Maasai Mara. Extended game drives which continue into the evening make game viewing a complete experience.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Nearest Airport: NBO

Northern Masai Mara


All Meals All Meals

Breakfast Breakfast

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Scuba Scuba

Horses Horses

Wildlife Wildlife

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

Fishing Fishing

Culinary Classes Culinary Classes

Family Friendly Family Friendly

Adults Only Adults Only

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

Voluntour Activities Voluntour Activities

General Information

- The camp is closed from April-May 2008 and Dec. 1-Dec.10, 2008.
- A $15 USD fee is added to all safaris for Flying Doctor Society insurance.
- 2 Night Minimum Stay
- Children under 5 are free.

Included in rates:
- Local Airstrip Transfers
- Full Board Accommodation
- Soft Drinks, Beer, Spirits & House Wines (champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are additional)
- Game Drives In 4-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
- Bush Breakfasts
- Bush Walks
- Sundowners
- Transfers for Cultural Visits
- Laundry Service

Not included in rates:
- Conservation Fees - Adult $45 USD/Child Under 12 $25 USD
- Extra Lunch Per Person $40 USD
- Exclusive Use Of Vehicle Per Day - Per Vehicle $330 USD
- Balloon Trip - Musiara - Adult: $396 USD
- Balloon Trip - Musiara - Child: $248 USD
- Transfers (one-way) not included in rates:
EPC - Talek $180 USD
EPC - Cottars $360 USD
EPC - Saruni $180 USD
EPC - Richards Camp $180 USD

Cancellation Policies

Should you cancel your booking this must be done in writing. Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification. If you cancel prior to 8 weeks before the departure your deposit is forfeited. If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied as a percentage of the tour prices as follows:
- Less than 8 weeks notice 25%
- Less than 5 weeks notice 60%
- Less than 3 weeks notice 100%

Should you fail to join a tour or join it after departure or leave prior to its completion, no tour fare refund can be made. (Please note that if the reason for the cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then the insurance company, subject to the terms of your insurance will normally refund any such charges to you.)