Kenya Stories

We have plenty of them.


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.

Quick fire round with Steve Nkumum- Safari Guide

Maasai guide looking into the distance with safari jeep in the background.

Basecamp Safaris would not be what they are today without our incredibly passionate and trustworthy safari guides. We have to ackn...

Embracing Digital Technology to Improve Cultural Practices

Maasai women in traditional clothes making handicrafts, Kenya.

Kibarisho is a 43-year-old Maasai woman working at Basecamp Maasai Brand (BMB), where beads are not only a form of beauty, but als...

Behind the scenes: How the Education Safari was born

Written by: Sarah Hardin White I’ll never forget the first question Basecamp Explorer and Basecamp Explorer Foundation Founder Sv...

Italian Michelin Star Chefs Experience in Masai Mara

Since the beginning Basecamp concept has been centered on empowering staff by offering them opportunities to develop themselves. T...

The Magic of a Wild Family Safari

It's time to make some lifetime memories as a family by embarking on an exciting family adventure. See the latest video on our Wi...


Rising high above the vast plains of Mara Naboisho, Leopard Hill is a perfect spot to watch the beautiful sunrise or sunset over t...


Complementing the charm of Leopard Hill at Mara Naboisho is our crowning centerpiece – the magnificent double fig tree that sits r...

The Basecamp Explorer Group in the Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve

A story by Svein Wilhelmsen, founder Basecamp Explorer, and Basecamp Explorer Foundation. I am on one of my beloved walking saf...

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

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...

Obama supports sustainable tourism by staying with Basecamp

Giraffe walking over the savannah in Masai Mara, Kenya.

When Barack Obama first set foot on Kenyan soil in 1988 he was a young man in search of his father's village in western Kenya. He ...

Storytelling by the Fireplace: Meet Dorobo

Maasai man walking on the savannah in Masai Mara, and smiling with a spear in hand.

The African bush is the perfect backdrop for mystical storytelling by the fireplace. It is after dinner here in the heart of th...


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