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.

Enjoolata

"In Maasai we have a word – Enjoolata – that we use to describe the joy felt when something hidden becomes known, when something c...

EMPOWERING STAFF BY OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES

During their stay at Basecamp, there is one person who guests are particularly likely to remember. The charismatic senior guide Ma...

Agnes – a Maasai woman caught between tradition and modernity

An important aspect of the Basecamp concept is to empower and provide opportunities for Maasai women. Basecamp believes that by su...

Dugnad – volunteer work

Dugnad is a Norwegian word, meaning the collective help from a group of volunteers. This has been strong basis of the work done at...

Work and holiday at Nordenskiöld

This summer we had a team of volunteers helping to renovate the lodge. It was a true work and holiday, with combination of hard la...

Securing the future

When Basecamp was founded fourteen years ago the founder, Svein Wilhelmsen signed a lease agreement with the Maasai chief at the t...

“We can do it”

These were the words of Halvor Bakke - the mind behind the wonderful interiors and the tremendous transformations at Isfjord Radio...