G Adventures is updating its exclusive Dr. Jane Goodall-endorsed collection of wildlife-focused tours for 2020.
12 new adventures in Indonesia, Botswana, Belize, the Northwest U.S., mainland Ecuador, the Arctic and Antarctic, and other diverse destinations around the globe bring the full program of experiences to 20 trips.
All trips in the collection are endorsed by the renowned U.N. Messenger of Peace, whose Institute protects endangered species through conservation strategies that incorporate the needs of local communities, with the understanding that helping people saves wildlife.
In addition, to date, G Adventures has donated more than $100,000 in funds and travel assistance to support the conservation mission of Dr. Goodall’s nonprofit institute.
Dr. Goodall supports to the G Adventures ANIMAL WELFARE POLICY which governs our more than 750 trips in 120+ countries around the globe, ensuring the protection and freedom of all animals when traveling. That operational commitment, along with Goodall’s endorsement, paved the way for the first-of-its-kind partnership in the tourism industry: the Jane Goodall Collection.
Itineraries added to the Jane Goodall Collection by G Adventures for 2020 span several of G Adventures’ travel styles, and include the following tours:
- EXPLORE BELIZE - Visit a community baboon sanctuary and see howler monkeys in the wild, go cave canoeing in an ancient Mayan waterway, go snorkeling above the Belize barrier reef to watch sharks and rays. 9 days, from $1519 USD/ 1,695 CDN.
- SOUTHERN TANZANIA SAFARI - Explore less-crowded Ruaha National Park, sometimes described as Tanzania’s best-kept secret, and the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where guests can experience a walking safari. 6 days, from $3654 USD / 4,300 CDN.
- BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE SAFARI - Observe the lions and elephants of Hwange National Park, fly to the panhandle of the Okavango Delta for a wildlife walk with a local guide, and cruise along the banks of the Chobe River to watch the elephants drink along its banks. 10 days, from $5039 USD/ $6,425 CDN.
- INDONESIA: FLORES & KOMODO - Gaze with wonder at the multi-colored crater lakes of Kelimutu, admire community-owned rice fields that look like they were spun by a spider, trek through the rainforest, jump into waterfall pools and scan for Komodo’s famed dragons from the safety of a boat. 9 days from $1402 USD / $1,529.
- NEPAL: HIMALAYA HIGHLIGHTS - Overnight at a Buddhist monastery, explore Royal Chitwan National Park first by boat down river in search of birds & crocs, then by jeep safari in search of elephants, monkeys, leopards and rhinos. Meet a local tiger technician to learn about tracking and protection. 10 days, from $2,079.
- FALKLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA - Board the G Expedition polar ship and get up close to a place that fascinated famed explorer Ernest Shakleton. Watch for penguins, whales and seals from deck or shore zodiac. 22 days from $12,299 USD / $14,599 CDN.
About G Adventures - Because Our World Deserves More You
Founded in 1990 by social entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures is a socially-responsible travel operator that offers life-changing, small-group tours for people of all ages, interests and budgets in 100+ countries, on all seven continents. Its 700+ award-winning trips support local communities, giving travellers immersive and meaningful experiences with people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife, while offering the freedom and flexibility to explore on their own. With a nonprofit foundation partner called Planeterra that helps kickstart local communities’ development, G Adventures’ approach to small-group travel is intimate and sustainable.
“For many years we have been committed to ensuring that no people or animals are harmed either intentionally or unintentionally by our tours. Jane Goodall’s recognition of our work to protect animals spurred us to take our work in this area to the next level. Together with World Animal Protection, the World Cetacean Alliance and the Jane Goodall Institute we have strengthened our protections even further. We strive to be the best we can be in this vital area of our business, and empower our travellers to do the same in their own adventures.”
About the Jane Goodall Institute
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect Great Apes and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program that has groups in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit: www.janegoodall.global.