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OUR wildlife reserves in maasai mara

Seasoned safari travellers, travel writers, documentary makers and researchers often describe the Maasai Mara as one of their favourite places. So why is that?

Perhaps it is because of the 'big skies', the open savannahs, the romance of films like 'Out of Africa', and certainly because of the annual wildebeest migration, the density of game, the variety of bird life and the chance of a hot air balloon ride. There are also the tall red-robed Maasai people, whose lifestyle is completely at odds with western practices, from whom one learns to question certain Western values.




 

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Masai Mara National Reserve 

The Maasai Mara is one of the best-known reserves in the whole of Africa, and is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife. Despite comprising only 0.01% of Africa’s total landmass, more than 40% of Africa’s larger mammals can be found here.

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Naboisho Conservancy

To prevent landowners from selling their land – their lifeblood – to outsiders, Basecamp tried to find a sustainable and financially viable alternative that would allow the Maasai to retain their land. The solution became the establishment of a community owned nature conservancy, which would be leased by tourism operators, yet owned by the Maasai.

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What is Gruve 3 Forrest?

At Basecamp Masai Mara, in Kenya, trees has been popping up like mushrooms in rain – well almost. Wh...

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Using sustainable tourism as a vehicle for creating positive change

Basecamps’ work has received recognition locally and globally. This is a great motivating factor for...

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Women: The Basecamp Maasai Brand

Lack of economic opportunities for women is a major global concern, which hinders gender equality an...

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Youth: Koiyaki Guiding School

Koiyaki Guiding School’s mission is to enhance the employment prospects of young Maasai in a time wh...

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Biodiversity: Basecamp Tree Plantation and Nursery

Since the Basecamp Tree Plantation was established in 2000 we have planted 75,000 trees. The aim of ...