Diary Archive: August 2013

Mara on the Move…

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The Great Migration is in full swing and the temptation of so much food is just too much for the predators which flock around the camp to take advantage of this period of excess.

Here at Elephant Pepper Camp we’re in the thick of the migration route and it’s quite something to enjoy afternoon tea and watch them all fly by.

For the past week, the magnificent Cheli & Peacock lion pride have been very close to camp and making the most of the plentiful wildebeest. Many of our guests have enjoyed watching some spectacular kills very close to camp, including one right outside our Honeymoon Ten,t and later falling asleep to the night-time sounds of this 29-strong pride.

Whilst our Conservancy may be packed with wildlife, it certainly isn’t packed with visitors. This 70,000 acre haven borders the main Maasai Mara Reserve but is accessible only to a select few camps. During the migration months our guests have the best of both worlds – easy access to the Reserve to witness exhilarating river crossings but with the luxury of retreating to the idyllic and peaceful setting of Elephant Pepper Camp, in the heart of the Mara North Conservancy.

This month we’ve also been harvesting our own honey – much to the delight of our guests! More on this in our next blog – for now we’re getting back to the migration…

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Patrick, Sophie & the entire EPC team

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