Picture of wildebeest in Tanzania on Gondwana Ecotour's Great Migration Camping Safari.

What’s The Best Time of Year to Visit Tanzania?

As you plan your safari to Tanzania, you have to take many things into consideration. Travel arrangements, lodging, and safety are the first things that come to mind. But it’s also vital that you choose the right time of year to visit. If you go at the wrong time, you could find yourself bogged down in the mud during the …

Gondwana Ecotour's campsite in the early morning on our Great Migration Camping Safari.

Our Tanzania Great Migration Camping Safari Featured in Drift Travel Magazine!

There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning to see a sunrise over Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater. The early morning light rises to greet you before stretching out over the edges of the caldera’s rim to illuminate the grasslands in the valley below. This extinct volcano is home to critically endangered black rhinos and the densest population of lions …

Tanzania Safari Game Drive

What Are Game Drives?

 Millions of travelers flock to Africa’s savannas and nature preserves every year to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that call them home. Nowhere else on Earth can you see the black rhino or the cheetah in their natural habitats. But the idea of taking a trip into the African wilderness can seem daunting to the inexperienced. How do you …

Close up a black rhino

The Black Rhinos of Africa

The black rhino is a creature that is a familiar sight on TV and in movies. Most people can recognize their thick, wrinkled hides and curved horns instantly, and yet very few know much about them. These creatures are ancient—a relic from when the world was a little bit bigger and a little bit wilder. It’s easy to forget that …

Giraffe looking out over the Serengeti in Tanzania's Top 5 National Parks

 Tanzania’s Top 5 National Parks

Tanzania is home to some of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth. Over 30% of the country consists of National Parks or conservation areas, many of which have been named World Heritage Sites. From towering mountains and volcanic calderas to vast grasslands and large populations of diverse wildlife, the list of things to see and do can seem …

Wildebeest at Dusk from Tanzinia Camping Safari

What is a Camping Safari?

A traditional African safari conjures up images of traveling across the vast grasslands of Tanzania hunting exotic and dangerous animals. But this is an outdated notion. Currently, safaris are more about shooting pictures then they are about shooting game. It’s about conservation, education, and the experience of getting up close and personal with the wildest of wildlife. There are many …

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Adventure Travel is the New Normal

Changing the Game Big changes are happening within the travel community. From the popularity of AirBnB to volunteer programs like Workaway, travelers are shifting away from high-end hotels and cookie cutter cruises. Adventure travel is becoming the new normal, and even large companies like MSN.com and The Active Times are taking notice. MSN.com writes, “A new study by the Adventure …

Ecotourism and Lake Kivu

Ecotourism Works: Travel Rwanda

Travel Rwanda, Sustainably! Gondwana has been practicing sustainable travel since our beginning, and now the rest of the world is catching on! 5 publications have featured Gondwana’s Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda trip as an opportunity to practice eco-travel while seeing some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. The Lady suggests to round up your friends and family, “and charm …

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Adventure & Activities: Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

New Year, New Travel Once again, Gondwana has been featured on two “best of” lists! This time, i-on Magazine included our Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda trip in their list of “The Best Adventure Holidays,” and Ocean Home Magazine lists it as one of their “Eight Fit Trips for the New Year.” Whether you’re seeking adventure or activities, choosing to travel …