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 But this is an outdated notion.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 …

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 …

Zebra in the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Visit Tanzania to Escape the Winter Blues

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 …

sustainable travel

Sustainable Travel Growing: Double Feature

Ecotourism Grows Reporting on the ecotourism industry, “…the Center for Responsible Travel revealed that sustainable travel once again outpaced the rest of the tourism industry as demand for more socially and environmentally focused tours” increases. As responsible travel grows, Gondwana Ecotours is excited to be part of this movement and facilitate sustainable travel between the traveler and the places we …

Gorillas in the wild

What is it Like to See Mountain Gorillas in the Wild?

Seeing Gorillas in the Wild: A First-Hand Experience The first thing is the colour green. When I arrived at Volcanoes National Park, despite occasional interruptions of the scenery like other people, rangers, and a few old brick buildings, there is an endless depth and variety of green. Expansive fields of grass are populated by rows of vegetables. A haze of …

The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe Features Gondwana’s Rwanda Ecotour

Gondwana is Featured in The Boston Globe! Gondwana’s Rwanda Ecotour has been featured in The Boston Globe’s travel recommendations. The column Here, There, Everywhere features local trips in Boston, destinations in distant countries and travel accessories that can be used by anyone. Kari Bodnarchuk’s title, “See Rwanda’s Landscape, Gorillas and Capital” encompasses the highlights of this ecotour. Rwanda’s Landscape Each …

the Maasai and Lems

Waterbores For Africa

Our Changing World As weather patterns shift and change over centuries, they determine the quality of life on the Earth below. Soil quality, wildlife and plant biodiversity, resistance to natural disasters; all of these are at the whim of climate. Of the many types of transformations we’ve seen since humans began to take notice of such things, the process of …

How Fit Do You Need to be for a Gorilla Trekking Tour?

Fitness for Gorilla Trekking Tours Once you’ve booked your ticket for a gorilla trekking tour, the real planning begins. Some things are easy enough, like finding the passport, organizing a packing list and planning your trip to the airport. But how fit do you need to be to do a gorilla trekking tour? This is a physically active trip that …

UK Wedding Magazines Rwanda Honeymoon

UK Wedding Magazines Feature

Honeymoon in Rwanda by UK Wedding Magazines UK Wedding Magazines has featured Gondwana’s gorilla trek in Rwanda as a unique honeymoon destination for nature lovers. The publication promotes, “If you’re on the hunt for a honeymoon with a difference Gondwana Ecotours has just announced a new eight-day adventure tour of Rwanda.” Providing wedding and honeymoon planning services, UK Wedding Magazines …