PATA | Contact

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

Svein Wilhelmsen founded Basecamp Explorer in 1998, following a meeting with Maasai elder, Chief Ole Taek in Kenya about threats to his people and lands. Wilhelmsen’s mission was to set up a company to care for both. Eagle View camp in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya, best illustrates this, where five hundred Maasai families gave their land in trust and, in return, receive a monthly income. This community owned model ensures wildlife conservation, supported by a Basecamp ecological learning centre for local students, an empowerment ethos that also embraces 118 Maasai women, who create crafts for the Basecamp Maasai craft brand, assisted by community managed micro-finance (CMMF) programs. In terms of community support, this camp certainly does have all bases covered.

Download PDF

Basecamp-Mara_Naboisho_300dpi

Basecamp-Masai_Mara_Tent

Basecamp-Tree_Planting_300dpi

Basecamp-Walking_Safari_300_dpi

Basecamap-Masai_Brand

Basecamp_Explorer_Walking_Safari

Basecamp_Explorer-CMMF_Group

Basecamp_Explorer-Mara_Naboisho_Community

Basecamp_Explorer-Solar_Power

Basecamp_Explorer-Water_Project

Basecamp-Ample_Wildlife_in_Mara_Naboisho

Basecamp-CMMF_Group

Basecamp-GameViewing_from_Eagle_View_Mara_Naboisho_300dpi

Basecamp-Koiyaki_Guides_School

Share