Zegrahm Expeditions Announces 2014 Overland Adventure Schedule

 Zegrahm Expeditions Announces 2014 Overland Adventure Schedule
Line-up Features 18 Unique Land Tours & Safaris to Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations 

Seattle, WA (May 14, 2013) – Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is pleased to announce the company’s 2014 land-based expedition schedule. Zegrahm’s overland adventures accommodate just 12 to 24 travelers per expedition. The itineraries  feature the most authentic accommodations—including luxury tented camps, jungle lodges, and river boats—and transportation combinations—whether it be elephant-back and 4x4 vehicle to dogsled and snowmobile—to ensure  travelers experience the very best of the destination.
 
In 2014, the company is offering 18 unique itineraries in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, and South America, including two brand-new expeditions: Myanmar Revealed: Life Along the Irrawaddy River (January 2 – 16, 2014) which brings travelers to the less-visited villages along the Irrawaddy, Kaladan, and Lay Myo Rivers, and the wildlife-focused Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka (February 27 – March 16, 2014). Other highlights include:
 
  • Lapland: Home of the Sami People (March 15 – 29, 2014) – The landscape of this little-known region of Northern Norway provides adventurers the chance to explore by boat, snowmobile, reindeer sleigh, snowshoes, cross-country skis, and even mush a dog sled, plus opportunities to meet the indigenous Sami, semi-nomadic reindeer herders whose travels coincide with Zegrahm’s visit.
  • Uganda: A Primate Paradise (July 18 – 31, 2014) – Travelers on this signature expedition will trek to see mountain gorillas in  natural habitat, plus cruise to the base of Murchison Falls and hike through Kibale National Park in search of resident wildlife with Zegrahm field director, Jonathan Rossouw, author of Where to Watch Birds in Uganda.
  • Bolivia: Andes to the Amazon (October 10 – 25, 2014) – Whether cruising Lake Titicaca—South America’s largest lake—by luxurious catamaran or exploring the wilderness of Madidi National Park, home to 800 species of birds (almost 10 percent of the world’s total), travelers will be treated to superlative experiences throughout this  Bolivian adventure.
 
“From the snowy, serene landscape of Japan to the sun-drenched red dunes of Namibia and from wildlife-rich northern India to the cultural treasures of Iran, we are offering a great mix of adventures for both nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts in the coming year,” says Zegrahm President, Edwin Blythe. “Each of these expeditions is led by either a Zegrahm field director or long-time expedition leader who will add an educational component to the experience.”
 
For more information about Zegrahm or to make a reservation on an upcoming expedition, please visit www.zegrahm.com or call 1-800-628-8747.
 
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Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc., founded in 1990, is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.