Executive Summary



2022 was the year of coming out of Covid. It was a year of change and progress and new visions and dreams. A year of taking on the challenges and ambitions related to securing wild space, strengthening community resilience and setting new goals for the Basecamp Explorer Group. Early on in 2022 we stepped back and looked at the purpose of our work as The Basecamp Explorer Groupboth Basecamp Explorer Kenya (the Business) and Basecamp Explorer Foundation (the Foundation). We looked forward and asked ourselves “What are we trying to achieve here?”

We ended the year on a positive note, with a clear three year Strategic Plan, strong donor support, and a lot of encouragement and passion to dive into what 2023 brings. We also achieved a large amount of project activities across three landscapes in Kenya: Mara, Samburu and North Coast. With the generosity of over 25 donors and the enthusiasm of our staff and partners, we were able to make significant impact in 2022. We hope you find this report uplifting as we share with you a snapshot of the many activities, we were involved in throughout the year. We thank our supporters, and our partners, and we look forward to a fruitful and productive 2023.

Nick Trent
CEO, Basecamp Explorer Foundation (BCEF)-KENYA

Basecamp Explorer Foundation was established to fight the extinction of wildlife by teaming up with the local communities. We are a non-profit organization working with local communities to safeguard nature through strategic fundraising for relevant projects in regions where Basecamp Explorer Group operates through sustainable

In 2022, Basecamp Explorer Foundation contributed over $4 million to livelihood projects in Kenya. BCEF’s primary project in 2022 was the development of the Wildlife Tourism College in partnership with MMWCA in Pardamat Conservation Area, comprising 56% of the organization’s annual operations expenditure. MMWCA received 66% of BCEF-Kenya funding in 2022, while KWT and NRT received 2.5% and 1.9% respectively.

The 2022 annual review highlights the work that our dedicated team completed despite the last 2 years of uncertainty and challenges that we faced. This includes-
Basecamp Maasai Brand (BMB) selling USD 88,665 worth of products, of which USD 24,500 went back to the artisans. The target for 2022 was exceeded by 19%.

In 2021 we constructed an organic garden to provide healthy ingredients for its camps’ kitchens and reduce the frequency of deliveries and therefore lower emissions. Women participating in the Basecamp Mara Brand project also have access to produce harvested.

The reforestation project has leased 100 acres from the Talek community where further development of a restoration plan has opened the doors for further discussion on conservation projects within their community. The nursery has the capacity to hold 100,000 seedlings. And together with various ecosystem stakeholders, we aim to scale a carbon offsetting program, which in the long term, has the potential to be an alternative and sustainable source of revenue for conservancies.

Full report

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2022 Full Year Sustainability Report


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