Amazing Stories

We have plenty of them.

WE DO MORE THAN WE TELL

This page is dedicated for the great stories.

Our own Basecamp Foundation was established alongside the commercial side, Basecamp Explorer. Since the beginning we have partnered closely with the Maasai people to develop models for conserving nature and empowering the local community. Over the years we have established and supported community programs aimed at enhancing capacity, raising awareness, improving living conditions and wildlife development.

Eat This! Basecamp culinary project

Eat This! is not an ordinary cookbook. It is a cookbook dedicated to passion, courage, and possibilities! The cook book is a fund...

Svein at TEDx: Our grand plan to save Africa’s wildlife

TEDx has a wish to change the world one talk at a time. Now Svein Wilhelmsen founder of Basecamp Explorer has joined the famous gr...

Obama supports sustainable tourism by staying with Basecamp

When Barack Obama first set foot on Kenyan soil in 1988 he was a young man in search of his father's village in western Kenya. He ...

Be inspired: Sample Menu from Isfjord Radio Kitchen

When you are staying at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, you are in for a real treat.  In the evening, we are gathering around the d...

OUR ARCTIC FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Reindeer, arctic char, ptarmigan and bearded seal. The hunting history in Svalbard dates back to the 16th century. Even today ther...

The feeling of an Arctic spa

Looking through the big wall-to-wall window, all you can see is the wide horizon over Arctic Ocean. Somewhere out there is the coa...

Storytelling by the Fireplace: Meet Dorobo

The African bush is the perfect backdrop for mystical storytelling by the fireplace. It is after dinner here in the heart of th...

BEADING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

For many people, the elaborate beadwork made by Maasai women may seem nothing more than a colorful decoration that enlivens ceremo...

A self-made Success Story by Chef Benson

With inspired dishes like Masai Giraffe Swiss Roll and Wilderness Camp Rocky Road Chocolate Cake, Basecamp Head chef Benson Ole So...

Dreaming the Impossible – The story of Mara Naboisho

This is the story through Basecamp Eyes of a community that chose to come together when faced with external threats such as climat...

Afternoon tea in Barentsburg

Barentsburg, the next-door neighbour of Isfjord Radio and the only remaining Russian settlement on Svalbard, is like taking a trip...

The City Abandoned at the world’s end

Three hours by plane to Svalbard, then three hours by open boat, and you find yourself in the northernmost abandoned city: you are...