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The Biodiverse Wonders of the Osa Peninsula

The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica The Osa Peninsula is a destination that is world-famous for its incredible and biodiverse rainforest. Located in southwestern Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula juts out of the mainland into the ocean and is bordered by Drake Bay to the northwest, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Golfo Dulce to the east. The …


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Gondwana Ecotours Recognized for Sustainable Travel Commitments

We’re excited to be included in Sustainable Jungle’s roundup of sustainable travel companies!  Sustainable Jungle shares sustainability-related ideas, tips, products, brands and stories about people & organizations who are doing meaningful work to better the planet. They recognized that we perpetuate environmentally sustainable travel throughout all of our adventures: Alaska, Argentina, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Louisiana, and Tanzania.   Our Sustainable …


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Learn About The Maasai

VThe Maasai are one of Africa’s most iconic tribes. In this blog we will dive into who the Maasai are, and the fascinating history and culture of the tribe.   Where are the Maasai from? The Maasai are semi-nomadic. This means they spend time living in temporary dwellings and practice seasonal migration, but they often have a semi-permanent settlement too. …


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Safest Places To Go On Safari In Africa

An African Safari is a bucket-list experience for a reason, and the thrill of the unknown is a huge draw when it comes to traveling. However, traveling to a new continent can be a daunting task, especially when considering safety. When traveling to new places, it’s essential to research and find out what to expect. A question that a lot …


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Solar Cycles and the Northern Lights

The solar cycle is about to hit a peak in 2024, which can result in even more Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) activity — but what does that actually mean?  What are solar cycles? The amount of energy the sun releases changes over time, rising and falling in a cycle. This is known as the solar cycle and is measured by …


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Niche Travel Tours for Wildlife Lovers

Our friends at Travel Market Report recently wrote an article on niche travel tours, about how there are increasingly more options for travelers who have specific interests or things they’d like to experience on vacation. Gondwana Ecotours travel itineraries are designed for travelers who have wildlife and sustainability in mind. Our tours to bucket list destinations maintain an environmental and …


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Gorilla Trekking Q&A

Gorilla trekking is one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world. Sitting meters away from silverbacks and their family is incredible – this article has everything you need to know if you are thinking about experiencing it for yourself Where can I see mountain gorillas in Africa?  Gorillas live in equatorial Africa. They can be seen in Rwanda, Uganda, …


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Great Migration

Great Migration Q&A

The Great Migration is a true spectacle to witness and a wildlife viewing experience that is understandably on many people’s travel bucket lists. In this article, we are going to answer some of the most-asked questions about the Great Migration.  What is the Great Migration in Africa? The Great Migration: the name says it all. This truly is the world’s …


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A Gondwana Ecotours safari vehicle drives through the savannahs of Tanzania

Tanzania Safari Tours

Tanzania is famous for its wildlife, which is no surprise since the country has designated 25% of its land to wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. This is among the highest of any country in the world. Tanzania’s national parks add up to an area greater than the whole of Germany. The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular park …


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Horseback riders in Argentina

Carbon Neutral Tours and Vacations

We believe that traveling is one of the best things people can do to learn, grow, and gain new experiences. However, we also strongly feel that it’s important to consider traveling with a softer local and global footprint. As tour operators and travelers ourselves, we acknowledge that traveling impacts the environment and that we should all try to leave the …


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