Africa’s Little Big Five

  The Other Big Five For anyone that has ever dreamed of (or gone on) a safari in Africa, the “big five” are likely to be big blips on your radar. They are the who’s-who of impressive, large, or fearsome animals in Africa that all travelers want to check off their lists. The are five fantastic beasts who occupy the …

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Anthem For the Amazon

The Amazon Aid Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the cause of protecting the Amazon Rainforest. While saving the rainforest doesn’t seem to be on tip of our tongues in the way it was in decades past, with climate change as the pinnacle of our planet’s worries, saving the Amazon Rainforest has never been more important. From the Amazon’s massive …

Gondwana Selects: Solo Eyewear

When you travel often, it becomes increasingly important to have well-made gear. The difference between traveling with mediocre products and great gear can have a huge impact on the quality of your experience. That’s one reason among many that Gondwana recommends Solo Eyewear’s sunglasses for travelers looking for good eye-protection and style. Solo’s sunglasses deliver on pretty much every level …

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Save the Rainforest-Again

Environmental History: Back to the Rainforest “Save the Rainforest” was a movement so prevalent in the 1990’s that T Shirts, posters, concerts and many parts of pop culture took on the cause. The emotional plea was to leave the vast expanse of flora and fauna in South America in peace so every tree could provide oxygen for our planet and …

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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 …

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The Perfect Travel Shoe: Lems

I am the owner of a travel company, Gondwana Ecotours, that offers adventures in Alaska, Rwanda, Tanzania, Peru, Ecuador, and Norway, with more destinations coming soon. Despite the huge variety of terrain and climate on all of our trips, I always pack a pair of Lems shoes. I use the Boulder Boot around home, and even on some of the …

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Silicon Bayou News Feature

Silicon Bayou News Features Gondwana Ecotours Silicon Bayou News, an online resource for businesses and startups based in Louisiana, has featured Gondwana Ecotours to highlight their global, sustainable business model. With headquarters in New Orleans, Gondwana’s web based travel business caters to clients worldwide. Author Julia Ballard writes that Gondwana’s passion is helping “historically underrepresented people and their environments, while …

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Safest Places to Safari in Africa

Top 5 Safest Places to Safari in Africa The thrill of the unknown! It’s what draws most of us to travel, right? While this is true for many, travelling to a new continent can be a daunting task, especially when safety is a consideration. Political instability, poverty, and unemployment have plagued many countries in Africa, but those issues don’t represent …

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Gondwana Featured In Forbes

Forbes Includes Gondwana’s Rwanda tour in The Top Ten Travel Adventures for 2016 Forbes contributor Jim Dobson has featured Gondwana’s Rwanda Gorilla Trek in his list of The Top Ten Travel Adventures for 2016. For “adrenaline junkies and explorers,” few things compare to the experience of trekking through the African jungle. Besides seeing rare mountain gorillas and other exotic animals …