Liz and Stefano have been using this site since the 1980s. First, as their preferred site for mobile tented safaris, then finally using the site full time with a seasonal camp; becoming more luxurious with each passing year!
The camp was rebranded “Elephant Pepper Camp” in 2005, named after the “Elephant Pepper” tree, that grows throughout camp; warburgia ugandensis. The flavour of the leaves and fruit is fiercely hot and subtly different to chillies, the tree has many medicinal properties; and is a favourite with elephants!
Having been on this site and working with the local community for very many years, Stefano, a passionate conservationist created and continues to chair and manage the Mara North Conservancy – a working balance of equitable income from tourism for the local community landowners, and sustainable conservation management.
Despite being an elegant and comfortable camp with substantial tents, Stefano has maintained the ethos of non-permanence and designed it so that it can still be completely removed to leave a virgin site.
The Elewana Collection
Elephant Pepper Camp joined the Elewana Collection in 2015, a collection of 16 boutique lodges and camps in the most iconic locations within Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Stefano and Liz continue to participate in the management of conservation, safari guiding and lodge experience (including the food!) at Elephant Pepper Camp.
Stefano is the Chairman of Mara North Conservancy.