We are thrilled to share that Saruni Basecamp has emerged victorious at the 2023 Eco Warrior Awards, achieving excellence in the following categories:
Winner – Basecamp Masai Mara – Best Accommodation in Promoting Local Economies
1st Runner-up – Basecamp Masai Mara – Best Accommodation in Promoting Cultural Heritage Preservation
1st Runner-up – Leopard Hill – Best Accommodation in Promoting Local Economies
2nd Runner-up – Saruni Rhino – Best Accommodation in Promoting Biodiversity Conservation
2nd Runner-up – John Lesinko – Best Tour Guide in Promoting Responsible Tourism Practices
At Basecamp Masai Mara we have long-standing projects which focus on community development and conservation that has helped us transform the coexistence of wildlife in the greater Masai Mara and the local Maasai community. Activities by the 158 local Maasai women from the Basecamp Maasai Brand have helped them light up their homes while providing food, clothing, healthcare, and education for their children. These activities and more enable us to contribute to eradicating poverty, implement social protection systems, support local community investments, and enterprises, and create jobs for the local Maasai community, key focus areas in the Eco Warrior Awards judging process.
This year’s winners have not only shone a spotlight on their exceptional dedication to sustainable practices but have also exemplified an unwavering commitment to shaping a better future through responsible tourism.
At Saruni Basecamp, we stand as a testament to community and conservation-oriented values. Over the years, we have forged strong partnerships with the local Maasai community, culminating in the development of sustainable tourism models that not only bolster the local economy but also foster significant social benefits. Our roots are intertwined with these ideals, and our actions exemplify our unwavering commitment to the cause.
This year’s Eco Warrior Award theme, “Sustainable Tourism: A Brighter Future for People, Planet & Profit,” resonates deeply with our commitment. Our devotion to these values permeates every aspect of our operations, from our eco-friendly accommodations to our immersive safari experiences. Saruni Basecamp is firmly dedicated to driving positive change for the environment, the local community, and the prosperity it yields.