Zegrahm Expeditions to Return to Southern Africa in 2015

Zegrahm Expeditions to Return to Southern Africa in 2015
Guests Will Search for Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas and Meet the Himba People of Namibia

Seattle, WA (February 18, 2015) – Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is thrilled to be returning to Africa this year, with safaris in Uganda and Namibia. Leading both trips is Lawrence Weitz, a South African guide who has been leading safaris for nearly 20 years.

Uganda: A Primate Paradise, departing July 17, 2015, is a 14-day adventure that showcases the country’s diverse wildlife and incredible scenery. Guests will enjoy a river cruise to Murchison Falls, one of Africa’s most dramatic waterfalls; hike through Kibale National Park, home to chimpanzees and 360 bird species; observe tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the few places where this behavior may be seen; and get up-close with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, a once in a lifetime experience. Priced from $15,980 per person.

Departing August 2, 2015, the 15-day Ultimate Namibia reveals the country’s tremendous diversity of scenery, culture, and wildlife. Guests will traverse Etosha National Park, observing zebras, wildebeest, Damara dik-dik, white and black rhinos, and much more; track desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland; and visit a Himba village—the Himba people are one of the last remaining nomadic tribes in Africa. Guests will also have the chance to photograph the stunning dunes of the Namib Desert and the country’s wild coast, as well as search for over 340 species of birds—flamingos, gannets, dune larks, Rueppell’s bustards, Damara rockjumpers, and more. Priced from $13,980 per person.

“We couldn’t be more excited to return to Africa in 2015,” says Zegrahm President Edwin Blythe. “Not only will travelers be awed by the amazing wildlife and magnificent landscapes, they will be equally impressed traveling with Lawrence Weitz. Our guests constantly return raving about him, telling us they get a real sense of Africa in his company.”

Both trips have accommodations in some of the region’s most luxurious lodges and permanent tent camps, including Gorilla Forest Camp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, and Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve. 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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Celebrating 25 years in expedition travel in 2015, Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc. 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.