Ecotourism and Lake Kivu

Epicure & Culture Feature: Ecotourism & Rwanda

The True Meaning of Ecotourism Delivering advice on food, wine and culture for the ethical traveler, Epicure & Culture is a resource for those wanting to make sustainable choices. We’re thrilled that they have shared Gondwana’s article, Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda Reveals The True Meaning Of Ecotourism with their audience. This piece studies the meaning of ecotourism, while connecting the …

indigenous people of the Amazon

Indigenous People of the Amazon

Amazonian Native Tribes When most people think of the Amazon Rainforest, trees, rivers and exotic animals come to mind. But make no mistake, this pristine jungle is home to many indigenous tribes as well. For thousands of years, these people have depended on the land for everything from shelter to medicine, and their survival depends on these natural resources. Gondwana’s …

Ecuador bro-cation

Bro-cation in Ecuador: Modern Traveler Feature

Bro-cation: Grab some buddies and travel! Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening tour in Ecuador has been featured as an awesome trip idea for a bro-cation. Modern Traveler, Champagne Living, Examiner and Globetrender Magazine all include our trip as a way to bond with friends while exploring the Amazon Rainforest. However, this trip is by no means exclusive to men! Ladies, this trip …

Visit the Amazon Rainforest

Visiting the Achuar

Visit With the Achuar Tribe Ever heard the saying “the journey is the destination”? When travelling from Quito, Ecuador to visit the Achuar’s remote community in the Amazon Rainforest, this is especially true. The untouched beauty of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest and taking time to visit with the Achuar community are the highlights of Gondwana’s Amazon Awakening tour. From Quito to …

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 …

Gorilla Trek Guide

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 …