Author: Starla Estrada
I embarked on my first India trip with a focus befitting my Africa travel roots: wildlife and wilderness, tribal culture, and music. By the end of my trip, I’d added a number of remarkable experiences to my adventures-of-a-lifetime list:
Read More Exploring India’s Wild Side
There is something special about black and white photography. Perhaps by removing the colours you remove distractions, forcing the viewer to focus on the contents of the picture and the story that it is attempting to portray? Read More The Mara in Black and White
Elephant Pepper Camp happens to be situated smack bang in the middle of prime lion habitat! Vast grasslands surround the luxury-tented camp for as far as the eye can see. Large herds of Wildebeest, Zebra, Topi and gazelle are dotted all over: plenty of food for Africa’s apex predator. So much food in fact that this area houses a lion pride that last month numbered over 25 individuals! Read More Whooping and Roaring
Over the last few months in India I was fortunate enough to be working in areas rich in Tiger, Leopard and Jungle Cat. Now I find myself at SUJAN’s Elephant Pepper Camp in the Mara North Conservancy of Kenya. The Mara is best summed up in one word: Read More African Cats
After spending a week at Elephant Pepper Camp, in the Mara North Conservancy of Kenya, I can tell you that my biggest, and greatest surprise has been the incredibly low footprint of this camp. With ten perfectly sized and very comfortable tents the camp is tucked away into a small treed glade bordering on a gigantic wildebeest and zebra inundated grassland. Read More Elephant Pepper Camp – Sustainability Warriors
Changing times and tight schedules have meant shorter and shorter safaris. Three days would have been unthinkable back in the day; the norm being at least a couple of months and that too after many months of planning. Today, it is possible to have Dinner in Delhi, and Breakfast in the Bush! Read More Dinner in Delhi, Breakast in the Bush!
The migration is now in full swing and dusty herds of wildebeest pass camp on a daily basis – often at quite some pace! It’s quite something to enjoy afternoon tea in Elephant Pepper Camp’s beautiful shaded mess tent and watch them all fly by. Read More The Migration
The Cheli & Peacock Community Trust announces a new initiative at Elephant Pepper Camp. Following the success of myriad education-based projects, the Trust is now branching into healthcare.
Working alongside The Red Cross and the Mara North Conservancy, the Trust has fostered a new project with the nearby Aitong Medical Clinic. The aim of the initiative is to provide 3,000 local people with improved healthcare through better supplies, furthering clinical expertise through training and peer education programmes on key topics such as HIV/AIDS. Read More Aitong Medical Clinic