Transforming lives through tourism

Our mission is global, our action is local

Protecting the planet
Empowering people
Responsible tourism

Leave a positive footprint

Basecamp Explorer Foundation was established to fight the extinction of wildlife by teaming up with the local communities. We firmly believe that in the Maasai Mara area of Kenya, the key to success is to work together with the people who own and inhabit the land. This is reflected in everything we do. Basecamp Explorer’s responsible tourism business supports projects like reforestation, waste management, empowering women and youth and securing land for the wildlife to flourish.

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PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Waste Management and clean-up

WASTE COLLECTION TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES

As a responsible tourism operator, we at Basecamp Explorer recycle the solid waste produced by our business. More importantly, we extend our program of waste collection, management and recycling to benefit the local communities. We wish to empower the Maasai people by facilitating sustainable development on their land.

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Reforestation – Rewild the Mara

RESTORE THE BIODIVERSITY

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Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Protecting pristine wildlife in the Maasai Mara

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The Basecamp Maasai Brand

EMPOWERING DISADVANTAGED MAASAI WOMEN

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LATEST SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS

Twice a year we publish a progress report on our projects. We believe this adds to the transparency of our work and helps you review how your money is used.

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Download the full 2017 Sustainability Report (PDF)

LATEST AWARDS

WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE GLOBE?

WHAT THEY SAY IN THE PRESS ABOUT US

TedTalk

Listen to Svein Wilhelmsen talk about Basecamp Explorer and the mission to create a scalable model for land management through res...

Aftenposten

The former financier Svein Wilhelmsen has an unimaginable goal: save Africa's big iconic animals. Read more.

DEPARTURES MAGAZINE

In the Africa issue of Departures, our founder Svein Wilhelmsen is included in a list of 25 conservationists using tourism as a vi...

TTG LUXURY MAGAZINE

An interview with our founder Svein Wilhelmsen in TTG Luxury's column Voice of Reason.

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