National Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures have announced the release of the new 2018 National Geographic Journeys line-up, featuring 83 tours. New destinations include Borneo and Mongolia, in addition to wildlife parks in Tanzania and Botswana.
National Geographic Journeys’ African safaris now include lesser-known parks of southern Tanzania, where travellers can hear expert guides discuss wildlife conservation in areas such as Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve.
“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 Nancy Schumacher, head of travel and tour operations and National Geographic.
“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 nonprofit Geographic Society.”
Experiences included in the expeditions include the chance to spend time with a nomadic family in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert and try traditional archery, as well as meet with Buddhist monks and yak farmers and learn from park rangers about efforts to reintroduce native Takhi horses to the wild.
New tours for 2018 include:
- Best of Borneo (12 days, from $4,599)
- Discover Mongolia (14 days, from $5,599)
- Southern Tanzania Safari (six days, from $4,499)
- Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari (10 days, from $6,499)
“Travel agents and customers alike have been so enthusiastic about our National Geographic Journeys trips this past year, using words like ‘amazing,’ ‘organized,’ ‘knowledgeable,’ and ‘fun’ to describe their adventures,” said Bruce Poon Tip, founder, G Adventures.
“That positive feedback, along with encouraging growth in our sales, are what inspired us to expand our offerings to these new destinations. We cannot wait to introduce travellers to even more life-changing experiences together in 2018.”
Further information and a listing of all new trips is available at www.gadventures.com/ngj18.