Mozambique Odyssey: Did You Know?

In March of 2012, we’ll be celebrating a Zegrahm first as we visit the coast of East Africa on our inaugural tour! You already know our Mozambique Odyssey visits Tanzania and South Africa, and you already know that we’ll be cruising comfortably aboard the spacious 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey, but did you know…

 - Not only is Africa's premier naturalist and wildlife photographer Lex Hes part of our leader team, but did you know that this is his first-ever Zegrahm ship trip? Welcome him aboard and experience his vast knowledge like Bill did on our Back to Africa expedition earlier this year, "Lex Hes...offers a very unique and wonderful balance of naturalist, guide, leader, and teacher that makes traveling with him a real pleasure," or Jim on the same expedition in 2010, "We were overwhelmed by the Lex Hes experience. The ease with which he shared his vast knowledge of Africa was infectious."

 - The World Wildlife Fund is partnering with Zegrahm Expeditions on this exceptional journey to southeastern Africa; but did you know that WWF co-created and expanded Quirimbas National Park, now the largest marine protected area in the Indian Ocean and Africa? Quirimbas was once the poorest province in Mozambique but now has the country's highest growth rate thanks to the park. WWF's involvement ensures that local communities and park authorities alike share both the benefits and the responsibilities of managing the park on land and at sea. Join our expedition and you'll see just how much support is needed—the park protects over 750,000 hectares of coastal forest, mangroves, and rich coral reefs including the abundant marine life, sea turtles, and hundreds of fish species.

 - In the middle of our journey, we will be cruising to the beautiful beaches of Punta da Barra, where we'll have the opportunity to see whale sharks; but did you know that this location is one of the best whale shark viewing places in the world? They are present year-round in this area, and there's a good chance you will also see manta and devil rays, loggerhead and green sea turtles, and even bottlenose dolphins. Snorkel and swim with this incredible marine life sharing the water with you.

 

To learn more about our Mozambique Odyssey, visit our trip page.

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