|Name of the facility
|Eagle View Camp
|Masai Mara/South Rift
Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a 50,000 acre wildlife conservation area in Kenya’s Greater Mara region. It borders Masai Mara National Reserve to the South-West and Ol Kinyei Conservancy to the east. The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is now the second largest conservancy in the region, and has a higher density of wildlife than the Masai Mara National Reserve. With approximately 100 lions living in the vicinity, the conservancy has some of the highest lion densities in the world. The largest pride in the Greater Mara Region, comprising 20 lions has made the conservancy its home. The conservancy also boast impressive heard of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra as well as Kenya’s rare wild dog.
- Eagle View Camp is guided by the Corporate Environmental Mission Statement of Basecamp Explorer Kenya. The statement outlines its commitment to conserve key global ecosystems, through co-existence between wildlife and humans.
- Besides the reforestation project described above, the camp has also carried out tree planting within its premises, with approximately 246 trees planted in the last 2 years.
|Waste water management
- Grey water from the guest and staff kitchens is managed through septic tanks.
|Solid waste management
- Solid waste is segregated at source (in the guest kitchen) into these categories: foil, paper, food, glass and tins, using well labeled bins.
- Low-light emitting kerosene lanterns are placed along the paths at night (inside stone coverings), to reduce light pollution.
- The abstracted water is then pumped and piped to the camp, where it is stored in water tanks with a total capacity of 40,000 litres.
- The main source of power for Eagle View Camp is solar energy.
|Visitor communication & education
- Guests are briefed about the camp’s operations upon arrival.
- The camp uses biodegradable chemicals for laundry (Diversy products), staff kitchen (Morning fresh) and at the guest tents (Cinnabar green).
|Benefits to local community/community empowerment
- The foundation pays full school fees for 20 girls whose parents are part of the Basecamp Maasai Brand (BMB). The girls are currently in form one in the following schools: Talek Girls High School, St. Mary’s Girls Secondary School Narok and St. Mary’s Girls Secondary School Bomet among others. The initiative began in the year 2019.
|Cultural preservation and promotion/protection of local sites
- Various pieces of decor within the camp reflect the local culture of the Masai.
|Business Practises Criteria
|Purchasing and supplies
- Eagle View Camp purchases goods in bulk to reduce on packaging.
|Health and safety
- Health and Safety Audit of the camp has been conducted in compliance with OSHA 2007 legal requirements.
|Employment and remuneration/staff welfare
- Staff are unionized and affiliated to KUDHEHIA, which negotiates terms of service and working conditions for its members.
|Child labor, abuse and human rights
- Eagle View Camp adheres to the minimum legal age requirement for employment (18 years).
|Staff education, communication and awareness training
- Effective communication channels between the management and staff are in place, for instance through the notice boards.
|18th January 2021
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