Elephants in Botswana

National Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures continue to grow their joint travel programme, National Geographic Journeys, with new itineraries to the likes of Mongolia and Tanzania.

Starting in 2018, the National Geographic Journeys collection of 83 tours will include destinations such as Botswana and Mongolia, as well as less-travelled wildlife parks in Southern Tanzania.

In Botswana, travellers will get up close to one of National Geographic’s initiatives on a visit to a field camp of the Okavango Wilderness Project.

A ten-day Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari will see guests experience the ‘ultimate wildlife adventure’ on a safari trip through some of the wildlife reserves in southern Africa, including Hwange National Park. 

In Mongolia, meanwhile, groups will have the opportunity to spend time with a nomadic family in the Gobi Desert and try out traditional archery, meet with Buddhist monks and yak farmers, and learn from park rangers about efforts to reintroduce native Takhi horses to the wild.

National Geographic Journeys’ repertoire of African safaris now also stretches to 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.

Nancy Schumacher, head of travel and tour operations at National Geographic, commented: “These tours combine travelling for fun with travelling for good, and they have a strong appeal as people become increasingly conscious about the impact of their holiday choices.”

The National Geographic Journeys programme, launched in January 2016, offers hands-on exploration with an emphasis on storytelling, local immersion and social good.

Group travel organisers booking with G Adventures will find that group sizes are kept low, between ten and 15 people, so ‘you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings’.

For more information or to book, call 0344-272 2040 or visit www.gadventures.co.uk.