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.