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Perfect Travel Shoe

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 Features

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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Locate Gorilla Trekking?

Go Gorilla Trekking! If you were inspired by the documentary Virunga or the film Gorillas in the Mist, you’ve probably wondered “Where can I go Gorilla Trekking?” These films are based on real conservation efforts and people who are devoted to saving the endangered mountain gorillas. Fewer than 900 mountain gorillas remain, split between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic …

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Best And 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 …

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Is Kenya or Tanzania Better for a Safari?

Is Kenya or Tanzania Better for a Safari? East Africa is where the notion of “Safari” was born, and nature lovers flock to Kenya or Tanzania every year for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. While there are strengths and weaknesses to traveling in both countries, each has unique destinations and iconic natural wonders. As with all travel, deciding where to go on …

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Chicago Tribune Features Gondwana’s Rwanda Trip

Chicago Tribune Features Gondwana’s Rwanda Gorilla Trek The Chicago Tribune has recommended Gondwana’s Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda as an exotic travel destination. Author Phil Marty writes, “For nature lovers, few things can compare to the experience of seeing mountain gorillas in the wild.” Going on a guided trek is the only way to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their …

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Culture Teeming Maasai

Who Are the Maasai? A culture teeming with history, tradition and controversy, the Maasai are one of Africa’s most iconic tribes. As semi-nomads, they live between southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. There are estimated to be 1 million Maasai living between these countries, though it is hard to find an exact count in rural areas. Their lifestyle is largely similar …

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CEO Blog Nation Features Gondwana Founder, Jared Sternberg

Jared Sternberg Explains Gondwana Company Name in CEO Blog Nation Article Jared Sternberg, Gondwana’s president and founder, was recently asked by CEO Blog Nation to share how he came up with the company name. Surprisingly, the name Gondwana comes from a story about reggae music, travel and an ancient supercontinent. In the interview, Jared says the word Gondwana stuck with …

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Gondwana Featured in LA Times

Rwanda Gorilla Trek by Gondwana Ecotours is Featured in LA Times Gondwana Ecotours has been featured by the LA Times for our Gorilla Trekking Trip in Rwanda. Writer Rosemary McClure mentions that a highlight of the trip is “All hikes are led by gorilla conservationists,” and this small group trip is kept to 12 guests. Guided by experts, this creates …

 

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