Portrait photo of Maasai guide on game drive in Masai Mara.
Photo by Kirsti Ikonen

We are proud to announce that Agnes Kilena one of Basecamp’s Explorer’s female Maasai guides has been nominated for the 2020 EcoTripMatch’s “Best Nature Guide of the Year” award.

Agnes joined Basecamp’s guiding team as one of the first female guides in the Masai Mara. Since then she has become a respected and beloved member of the Basecamp Family. She continues to be instrumental in paving the way for other female guides to join guiding as a career.

Agnes is a great role model for the young ladies in Masai Mara, a community that focuses on actively supporting female empowerment initiatives. As a result, these initiatives contribute to the fight against early marriages and the fight against female genital mutilation through education.

In her free time, Agnes dedicates her time to giving motivational talks to the girls at Mara Girls Leadership School and Koiyaki Guiding School. She is a living example to the ladies in these remote villages that anything is possible if you have the courage and determination to do so.

With her good humor and contagious smile, she focuses on giving guests the best safari experience possible. You are likely to meet her while on safari with Basecamp.

Your vote counts in making Agnes the “Best Nature Guide of the Year”.  Voting closes at 11:59 EST on March 6th. We hope all our guests, partners, supporters, families and friends will cheer and vote for Agnes. endeavours to support conservation efforts through recognizing individuals who do an exceptional job of connecting tourists to the natural areas they visit

Vote for Agnes Today!


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