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Taking sustainability in the Galapagos seriously

Since its inception, the Galapagos Safari camp has sought to implement best practices when it comes to sustainability in the Galapagos. It was part of the founders’ ethos, a manifestation of their visions and what they pursue and believe in. And, it has to be said, simple common sense. The Camp’s sustainable approach was developed […]

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Galapagos travel month-by-month

There’s no simple answer to the question of when to travel to the Galapagos Islands. Of course, whatever time of year you choose to come you’re bound to encounter stunning wildlife: stepping over sea lions and iguanas each time you disembark from a boat, whizzing past meandering giant tortoises on the drive up to Galapagos […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in November?

“Which are the species that every visitor to the Galápagos ought to see?” Sir David (Attenborough) was asked at the preview screening for the (Planet Earth) series. He answered: “There are half a dozen animals that you are bound to see: marine iguanas and land iguanas, both of which are unique to the Galápagos; waved […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in October?

The Galapagos Islands in October are in the midst of the Garúa (‘misty’) season. Also referred to as the cool or dry season, this period stretches from July to December and is characterized by low rainfall and hazy mornings. Temperatures remain pleasant (19-25C / 66-77F) and each day on a safari holiday brings new discoveries, […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in September?

Charles Darwin first visited the Galapagos Islands in September, exploring the islands and discovering the creatures that remain there today. He was amazed that the different islands, while having similar landscapes, contained such a diverse variety of flora and fauna. True to form, the islands in September are alive with creatures great and small in […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in August?

August in the Galapagos sees the dry, or garúa, season in full swing. The nutrient-rich waters of the Humboldt Current are a feeding ground for schools of small fish, which in turn bring dolphins, sharks, rays, and whale sharks from near and far. Above the sea, migrating and native sea birds thrive, diving from the […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in July?

July in the Galapagos sees changes in the sea. The cooler Humboldt current is taking hold, mixing with the warm water throughout the islands and producing rich nutrients and plantain that many creatures of the sea and land feed from. The weather is cooler than previous months, the waves are larger, and wetsuits when snorkeling […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in June?

June in the archipelago brings the best of the dry and wet seasons together; pleasant days are balanced by cool waters, lush landscapes, and abundance of wildlife. The weather isn’t always predicable; but as a rule-of-thumb, midst and clouds cover the highlands, while the coast and the lowlands have mid-day showers and tropical temperatures. These […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in May?

May signals the return of the southeast trade winds and the Humbodlt Current in the Galapagos. The cold waters from Antarctica bring a refreshing change to the islands; the rain of the previous months eases off and a pleasant breeze replaces the heat of the afternoon sun. A safari holiday during the shoulder month is […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in April?

April is an extraordinary month to visit the Galapagos Islands as the conditions conspire to make the journey a trip to remember. The islands that we visit on our safari holidays are in bloom with activity. Turtle and iguana eggs are hatching, wild flowers are starting to blossom, and waved albatrosses are returning from sea […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in March?

March in the Galapagos is one of the warmest months both above and below the sea in the islands. It’s one of the best months for surfing, with northern and southern swells dominating the warm waters. The beauty of the islands in full effect, and there is plenty to see and do throughout the archipelago. […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in February?

The Colors of the Islands A visit to the Galapagos in February takes you into an explosion of color anywhere the eye travels. Pink Flamingos are mating, red-footed boobies are tending to their nests, and Magnificent Frigate birds are active on North Seymour. Elsewhere in the Galapagos, flightless cormorant fledglings are getting their first plumage, […]

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What’s Happening in Galapagos in January?

January in the Galapagos Islands brings a vibrant change to the archipelago, and signals the end of the garúa season. The Panama current arrives from the north to warm the waters, and tropical rain showers revive the flora and fauna in the highlands and lowlands of the extraordinary islands we visit. Staying at Galapagos Safari […]

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