The Basecamp concept
In Maasai, naboisho means “coming together”. It’s a fitting name for a place that values the input and voices of the local communities. The establishment of Naboisho Conservancy can be credited in large part to Basecamp Foundation, a non-profit organization that is revolutionizing the sustainable tourism model.
The Foundation established the conservancy in 2010 in partnership with 500 Maasai landowners. The agreement was simple: lease Basecamp the land; earn a guaranteed monthly income. The combined plots of land created a new conservation zone, and the Naboisho Conservancy was born.
But the Basecamp concept doesn’t end with the protection of land and wildlife. The organization’s reach goes much farther, in to the communities themselves.