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Discovering Africa’s Big Five

Venturing on a thrilling safari expedition through Africa is a coveted aspiration for many, driven by the excitement of coming face-to-face with Africa’s Big Five animals. These extraordinary creatures—lion, elephant, black rhinoceros, cape buffalo, and leopard embody the essence of Africa’s untamed landscapes, captivating the hearts of adventurers globally. However, beyond the limelight cast upon these majestic beasts lies an …

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Gators and Gumbo:
An Interview with Gondwana Guide John Stewart

What is our Louisiana: Gators & Gumbo Adventure? Our Louisiana: Gators & Gumbo Adventure is the chance to explore Louisiana’s incredible culture and nature with a local guide. Incorporating wildlife, music, food, and history, this tour is the opportunity to see Louisiana like a local and have authentic encounters unlike any other. At Gondwana Ecotours, one of the tenets of …

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Watch The Bears’ Bulking Season During Fat Bear Week

Held annually, the Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska kicks off Fat Bear Week around the first week of October with their partner and wildlife streamer, The single-elimination tournament invites wildlife enthusiasts across the globe to celebrate the upcoming winter hibernation season of brown bears. Watch the parks’ live video feeds of the bears feasting on salmon to …

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Preserving Pura Vida: Ecotourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is world-famous for its extraordinary wildlife, playing home to roughly 5% of the earth’s biodiversity. It is no surprise that this lush country is a hotspot for ecotourism.  Ecotourism is traveling responsibly with a focus on nature and wildlife, and partaking in educational experiences. Ecotourism provides beautiful natural experiences for visitors, sustains the well-being of local people, and …

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2023 Recap Video

Relive the magic with us! 2023 was a year of adventure and we’ve collected the highlights in our montage video below. Take a look back at where we’ve traveled–the places we’ve visited, the people we met, and the wildlife we encountered.  Our incredible journeys were enriched by you, our Gondwana Ecotours community. Your passion for sustainable travel and wanderlust for …

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A Guide to the Fascinating Alaskan Brown Bear Life Cycle

Brown Bear life cycles follow the seasons and the demands of their lifestyle—particularly for those living in the Alaskan wilderness who must cope with cold and snowy winters. The average life span for a Brown Bear in the wild is about 20 years. However, the oldest known Brown Bear lived for 35 years in the wild. From being born in …

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Tour Guides As Voices Of Sustainability

Our guides transmit our values and core principles about sustainability through education, entertainment, and embodiment.  Great tour guides wear many hats and can draw from a range of knowledge and skills. At the core of their role, a guide’s responsibilities are to keep guests safe, oriented, and entertained so they can relax and enjoy the journey. During their time with …

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Our Animal Welfare Policy

Gondwana Ecotours is committed to responsible, sustainable ecotourism. Over time, we have embedded procedures and guidelines into our company to reflect this ethos. For example, all of our tours are carbon neutral, and we have committed to promoting responsible ecotourism in our practices such as running low-impact tours and working with local communities. Most recently, we’ve even been recognized for our …

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We visit the Seven Sisters Waterfall in Geirangerfjord, Western Fjords, by RIB boat

Our Forbes Featured Pick – Norway: Western Fjords Adventure

Forbes selects Gondwana Ecotours’ ‘Norway: Western Fjords Adventure’ as one of their highlighted travels for the upcoming year. Everett Potter, a Forbes contributing writer, spotlights our ‘Norway: Western Fjords Adventure’ in his list of 5 New Adventures For 2024. The article selects journeys for travelers looking for “fresh and intriguing ways to see a new part of the world” and …

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Experience the Western Fjords of Norway

Norway’s Western Fjord area is rich in beauty, history, culture, and drama. This landscape has not only been shaped by thousands of years of glaciation but also by the people and societies that have existed there over this time—from ancient humans to Vikings, mediaeval farmers to modern society. This blog explores some of the history of the Western Fjords and …

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