Amazing Stories

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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.

2018 Sustainability and Conservation Report by Basecamp Explorer Kenya

Since starting its operations 20 years ago, Basecamp Explorer has positioned itself as a long-term, sustainable conservation brand...

Eat This! Basecamp culinary project

Eat This! is not an ordinary cookbook. It is a cookbook dedicated to passion, courage, and possibilities! The cook book is a fund...

Svein at TEDx: Our grand plan to save Africa’s wildlife

Man in safari jeep looking into the distance and smiling on game drive in Masai Mara, Kenya.

TEDx has a wish to change the world one talk at a time. Now Svein Wilhelmsen founder of Basecamp Explorer has joined the famous gr...

BEADING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Maasai women in traditional clothing making handicrafts.

For many people, the elaborate beadwork made by Maasai women may seem nothing more than a colorful decoration that enlivens ceremo...

Dreaming the Impossible – The story of Mara Naboisho

Portrait photo of Maasai staff.

This is the story through Basecamp Eyes of a community that chose to come together when faced with external threats such as climat...

Towards a village bank: Maasai Women Embrace Community Managed Microfinance

Maasai women in traditional clothes making handicrafts, Kenya.

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

Lioness hunting in grass on the savannah in Masai Mara.

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

Sunrise among the trees at river in Masai Mara, Kenya.

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...

Youth: Koiyaki Guiding School

Maasai man in traditional clothes looking into the distance in Masai Mara, Kenya.

Koiyaki Guiding School’s mission is to enhance the employment prospects of young Maasai in a time when traditional ways of living ...

Women: The Basecamp Maasai Brand

Maasai women in traditional clothes making handicrafts, Kenya.

Lack of economic opportunities for women is a major global concern, which hinders gender equality and economic development worldwi...

Using sustainable tourism as a vehicle for creating positive change

Closeup of interiors at guest lounge tent in Basecamp Explorer Wilderness safari camp.

Basecamps’ work has received recognition locally and globally. This is a great motivating factor for those working with Basecamp. ...

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