Surprisingly Uncomplicated

Monday, November 16, 2015

When leading a trip to Kenya and Rwanda, the majority of my ecotour guests are making their first trip to the African continent. For many it is the fulfillment of a life-long dream; the experience of seeing Sub-Saharan animals in their natural habitat. And often with travel to Africa comes the justified expectation that many complicated, expensive logistical steps --such as visas and vaccinations-- must precede take-off. Indeed, these purchases and arrangements are often the case with travel to many countries within Africa.

Mountain gorilla youngster

Kenya and Rwanda: Masai Mara and Mountain Gorillas


Responsible Travel: What does it mean?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

One of the founding principles of Terra Incognita Ecotours is that we are committed to “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” But just exactly what does that mean, and how do we accomplish this lofty goal? One way we ensure our trips help conserve the local environment and improve the well being of local people is by identifying partners in each of our destinations and providing these partners with financial and technical support. On occasion we can even provide in-kind contributions to these partners.