On our website you will travel to special places – Basecamp’s “hidden secrets”. Hopefully you will see why we have chosen precisely these locations by reading about the nature, cultures and traditions to be found there.
Tourism can, of course, have a negative impact on local communities and on the environment. At Basecamp Explorer we have therefore developed a model for responsible tourism, in close cooperation with key partners and local communities. Our operations and projects in Kenya and India help reduce poverty, improve health and strengthen local education, while in the Pyrenees and on Svalbard we focus on environmentally friendly operations, nature, and conservation of local species.
Were we to emphasize only one of our projects, it would have to be our tree planting initiative. Climate change is a severe threat to plants, animals, and human communities worldwide. At Basecamp we have accepted the challenge of starting our “own” carbon-capture project. In Kenya we monitor a large and growing plantation were we plant trees to bind CO2, thus offsetting the emissions caused by our business. This is based on our three core principles: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
LEAVING A POSITIVE FOOTPRINT
By choosing a Basecamp Explorer experience you are choosing to travel in a less harmful way. Signs that we are on the right track include our numerous environmental awards, and the many visits we have received from international dignitaries such as Barack Obama, the Oprah Winfrey Show, environmental ministers, artists and wildlife enthusiasts. Just like you, they have made a conscious choice to come to Basecamp for a rich and rewarding experience, perhaps taking a walking safari with a Maasai guide or spending a night at our Trapper’s Lodge in the Arctic. We appreciate your support, and hope to see you again at one of our destinations!