Journey to the wild side
NATIONAL Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures continue to grow their joint travel line, National Geographic Journeys and their partnership with more itineraries and ways to connect with the inspiring community programmes and fieldwork that each supports.
Starting this year, the National Geographic Journeys collection of 83 tours will include compelling destinations as well as less-travelled wildlife parks in Tanzania and Botswana.
National Geographic Journeys’ repertoire of African safaris now stretches to spectacular, though lesser-known, parks of southern Tanzania where expert guides will discuss wildlife conservation in areas including Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve – places that harbour some of the greatest concentrations of lions in the world.
In Botswana, travellers will get up close to one of National Geographic’s important initiatives on a visit to a field camp of the Okavango Wilderness Project.
“These tours combine travelling for fun with travelling for good, and they have a strong appeal as travellers become increasingly conscious about the impact of their vacation decisions,” said National Geographic Travel and Tour Operations head, Nancy Schumacher.
“We’ve collaborated closely with G Adventures to design enhanced hands-on experiences and capture National Geographic’s long history of exploration and discovery. When travellers go on our trips, they help support the work of our explorers and scientists, as a portion of our proceeds go directly to the non-profit National Geographic Society.”
The National Geographic Journeys line, launched in January 2016, offers hands-on exploration with an emphasis on storytelling, local immersion and social good. These itineraries are designed for travellers who appreciate having flexibility and choices, but value the structure and security that come with group travel.
Each trip is filled with opportunities to forge meaningful connections with local people and cultures, and is led by a knowledgeable, local G Adventures guide known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and whenever possible, travellers visit projects and community initiatives associated with National Geographic or G Adventures that improve local livelihoods and protect natural or cultural heritage.
“Travel agents and customers have been so enthusiastic about our National Geographic Journeys trips this past year, using words like ‘amazing’, ‘organised’, ‘knowledgeable’ and ‘fun’ to describe their adventures,” said G Adventures founder and owner, Bruce Poon Tip.
“That positive feedback, along with encouraging growth in our sales, is what inspired us to expand our offerings to these new destinations. We cannot wait to introduce travellers to even more life-changing experiences together this year.”
About G Adventures
G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer and social enterprise offering the widest selection of affordable small-group land, sea and river tours to more than 100 countries on all seven continents.
Founded by Canadian entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip in 1990, G Adventures offers award-winning trips that embrace local accommodation, cuisine and transport and promises 100% guaranteed departures.
With more than 700 different itineraries and experiences that engage local communities all over the world, its approach to smallgroup travel is intimate and sustainable.
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The National Geographic Journeys offers hands-on exploration with an emphasis on storytelling, local immersion and social good.
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