Basecamp Explorer, Norway’s eco and adventure tourism pioneers, is set to introduce a new conservancy this November. The Naboisho Conservancy neighbours several other conservancy initiatives and together they will protect an area almost half the size of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The outcome of 10 years of close collaboration with 500 Maasai landowners and their communities, this conservancy is set to safeguard the local community and the area’s incredibly diverse wildlife.
Each of the landowners earn rent every month based on the size of land they have contributed to the conservancy. Furthermore, in the heart of the conservancy lies Koiyaki Guiding School, financed by Basecamp Explorer. The school provides the Maasai youths with training, enabling them to secure work and act as the future custodians of the region.
Basecamp Explorer currently runs three eco-lodges within the conservancy boundaries: Basecamp Wilderness overlooking the Koiyaki river in a remote part of the Mara; Basecamp Maasai Mara offering 12 spacious and luxurious thatched roof tents on a lush peninsula in the Talek River; and Dorobo Fly Camp whose six tents are secluded in the middle of the bush, perfect for walking safaris on the wild side. The Naboisho Conservancy will offer an exclusive safari experience open to guests staying at one of the three Basecamp Explorer lodges. Here guests can also meet some of the 500 Maasai landowners involved with the project, see firsthand how the land is being managed and the funds utilised and witness the most incredible wildlife on earth close up.