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Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting in the Galapagos

Rainwater Harvesting and Recycling in the Galapagos Islands That fresh water is scarce on a volcanic island will come as no surprise. Native and endemic species have evolved in ingenious (and sometimes distasteful!) manners to adapt themselves to food and water shortages (even more so now with climate change). Yet, human demands put constant pressure […]

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Galapagos Marine Reserve Expansion

If you follow our Stories on Instagram, you will have seen that last Friday (14 January 2022) the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, signed an official decree to extend the boundaries of the Galapagos Marine Reserve by 60,000 sq km / 23,166 sq miles. The total area of protected ocean now covers an incredible 198,000 […]

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The Story Behind the First Galapagos Chocolate Bar

Nothing that we do at Galapagos Safari Camp comes without a story and we are very excited to share our latest adventure with you. It dates back to the time when Michael and I were a dreamy young couple wanting to make a small difference.  We understood that invasive introduced species were a huge threat […]

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Galapagos With Kids: Family Cruise or Family-Friendly Hotel?

“Would we, like most visitors to the famous islands off of Ecuador’s coast, explore by cruise ship? The see-sawing surf keeping us awake at night, a cabin too minuscule in which to cartwheel, a father constantly on edge as his daughter careers towards the precipice of the deck… Hmmm. There had to be something more […]

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Charles Darwin’s Research Station on The Galapagos

A visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora The Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, was inaugurated in 1964 as a base for scientists to carry out their research projects and develop policies that the Galapagos National Park could implement in order to preserve and protect the […]

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Rábida Island: The Red Sands of the Galapagos

If our solar system boasts Mars, the red planet, then Rábida is the Galapagos’s red island: a short-but-very-sweet Galapagos safari to savor. It’s an incandescent world with deep-red beaches, the result of the presence of large amounts of iron in the island’s volcanic lava and eroded sand. Rábida is so strange in colour and feel […]

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