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.

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...

A voyage of flavours

Smoked seal, whale, halibut with roe butter and reindeer sausage. Most of the meat here is hunted by one of the three trappers lef...

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...

St Olavs Rose

In summer 2013 Isfjord Radio was awarded the St Olav’s Rose – a hallmark of Norwegian Heritage.

An entire life as a trapper on the island of Svalbard

Trappers went north with dreams of the big catch, the free life, and adventure in the vast wilderness.

MODERNITY MEETS WILDERNESS

Longyearbyen is a strange mix of Arctic nature and modern technology. Here you can find both high speed internet and polar bears, ...

Be a musher your-self!

There is no better way to travel across the frozen tundra than on a husky-drawn sled. With no engine to interrupt the silence, the...

Towards a village bank: Maasai Women Embrace Community Managed Microfinance

As we approach the meeting spot under a tree in Mpuaai we spot bright Maasai kangas giving in to the power of the wind, as a group...

Lions: The Mara Naboisho Big Cat Project

The Mara Naboisho Big Cat Project is a long-term effort to monitor and protect the lion, leopard and cheetah populations in both t...

Biodiversity: Basecamp Tree Plantation and Nursery

Since the Basecamp Tree Plantation was established in 2000 we have planted 75,000 trees. The aim of the project is to revive the T...