Commitment to Action

Naboisho Community Conservancy, Masai Mara, Kenya

Commitment by

Basecamp Foundation

In 2011, Basecamp committed to developing and launching the Mara Naboisho Community Conservancy (MNCC). This is a land-management project that empowers local Maasai landowners to manage and conserve their land for long-term wildlife and ecosystem protection. This ensures green tourism development, provides Maasai landowners with sustainable income, and strengthens the Masai Mara community. Basecamp will work with 500 landowners to create a management company that conserves wildlife on 50,000 acres of prime land that can be leased to green tourism operators. This commitment will provide 800 jobs to Maasai, help ensure sustainable tourism development in the area (150 tourist beds), and provide community services through the development of five green villages with clean water, renewable energy, healthcare, and education to the Maasai communities. Basecamp also committed to training 20 women as solar engineers. This unique model is applicable in most parts of Kenya and Eastern and Southern Africa, where a mega-fauna is available on private or community owned land.

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Naboisho Community Conservancy, Masai Mara, Kenya



Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value






Commitment by

Basecamp Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Kicheche Camps, Norfund (Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries), Lennox Foundation, Asilia, African Encounters, Norwegian Embassy (Kenya), Ol Seki Mara Camp, Porini-Gamewatcher, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Five Tourism Investors, The Stromme Foundation