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G Adventures announces 12 new tours in Jane Goodall Collection

TORONTO — G Adventures is enhancing its exclusive Dr. Jane Goodall-endorsed collection of wildlife tours for 2020 with new adventures in some of the world’s most exciting destinations.

Launched in 2016, the collection will now include 12 new itineraries in Indonesia, Botswana, Belize, the Northwest U.S., mainland Ecuador, the Arctic and Antarctica. The full program now totals 20 trips, each endorsed by the non-profit Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and the renowned U.N. Messenger of Peace.

Since it launched, the Jane Goodall Collection has welcomed close to 15,000 travellers from around the world; the company hopes to grow that figure to 20,000 or more travellers over the next three years.

To date, G Adventures has donated more than $100,000 in funds and travel assistance to support the conservation mission of Dr. Goodall’s non-profit institute, which has chapters around the world. Earlier this year, the tour operator launched the ‘G for Goodall’ campaign, which involved donating $85 per customer for every Jane Goodall Collection tour booked across the globe during Dr. Goodall’s 85th birthday week. More than $8,000 were raised that week alone.

On the company’s ties with Goodall, G Adventures’ founder and owner Bruce Poon Tip said: “I am so proud of this partnership and these trips. Dr. Goodall has long been, and continues to be, an inspiration to me as a traveller, a father, and a social entrepreneur. If we can spread some of her endless optimism and compassion for local communities and the planet’s wildlife among new generations of travellers and changemakers, we will spark a ripple effect that can do wonders for this world.”

New itineraries in the Jane Goodall Collection for 2020 include:

Explore Belize — Visit a community baboon sanctuary and see howler monkeys in the wild, go cave canoeing in an ancient Mayan waterway, go snorkelling above the Belize barrier reef to watch sharks and rays. 9 days, from $1,695.

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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 $4,300.

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 $6,425.

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 $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.

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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 $14,599.

For more information go to gadventures.com/jane-goodall.