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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions Blog! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. You may filter this content by geographic region, by typeincluding blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.

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travel expeditions for 2019
April 19, 2018
Blog Post

New and Unique Trips Around The World

Unlike other tour operators, Zegrahm’s calendar of expeditions changes from year to year. 2019 is no different, with 15 brand-new itineraries that have been carefully curated to immerse you in the culture and natural history of each exotic destination.  

We recently caught up with Director of Planning, Jon Nicholson, to find out more about the trip planning process and the exciting new expedition lineup....

Travel Micronesia
April 18, 2018
Field Report

Monday, February 26, 2018
Cairns, Australia / Rabaul, Papua New Guinea / Embark Caledonian Sky

After a good night’s sleep in Cairns we flew to Kokopo airport, Rabaul. Splendid views of the Torres Strait below marked the northern edge of Australia and the southern coastline of Papua New Guinea. Upon arrival we stopped to visit a Japanese barge tunnel, part of over 300 miles of tunnels laboriously cut into the...

Papua New Guinea Local
April 9, 2018
Blog Post

Papua New Guinea is one of the few places left in the world where overused adjectives such as “wild,” “remote,” and “pristine” genuinely still apply. It’s the world’s second largest island (after Greenland), and one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet.

The country contains some of the planet’s most extraordinary biodiversity. Papua New Guinea is home to the third...

Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda
April 3, 2018
Blog Post

Whenever people ask us about our favorite places we've traveled, we struggle to narrow it down to a short, concise answer. But for adventure seekers with a passion for nature and wildlife, Rwanda offers a host of unique experiences, many of which are far off the mass tourism track.

“The land of a thousand hills” is best known for the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, which were made famous by late...

Botswana Safari
April 3, 2018
Blog Post

Take a look at our top picks for the best African safaris and why we love them

Victorian-era traveler William Cornwallis Harris is widely credited with creating the wildlife safari back in the 1830s. He famously led a year-long hunting expedition in South Africa, writing about the trip and painting many of the animals he saw along the way.

The concept of the...

Gorilla Trekking, Congo
March 29, 2018
Blog Post

We’ve been taking inquisitive travelers to Africa since our inception over 25 years ago. We are always seeking out the most authentic, meaningful experiences that the continent has to offer and are so excited to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the first time in 2019 on our Gorillas of the Congo expedition. This brand-new itinerary delivers awe-inspiring encounters with western lowland gorillas—a...

Mombo Camp, Elephant
March 19, 2018
Blog Post

We’ve been taking inquisitive travelers to Africa since our inception over 25 years ago. In fact, we have visited one of Africa’s premiere safari destinations—Botswana—every year since 1992! One of our signature expeditions, Southern Africa’s Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia, February 14 – Mach 6, 2019, offers an overview of three amazing safari destinations...

Tierra del Fuego
March 7, 2018
Field Report

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
Today we all converged on this southernmost Argentine city to meet our fellow travelers on our Antarctic adventure. There are roughly 75 of us, plus staff. In the evening we gathered for cocktails, dinner, and a few introductions in a room that afforded a splendid view of the Beagle Channel—our gateway to the Drake Passage and the southern continent.

Wednesday, January 24
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Svalbard: A Polar Bear Quest
March 5, 2018
Blog Post

Located about halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard ranks among the world’s northernmost areas that are inhabited by humans. Of course, with approximately 23,500 square miles of land and less than 3,000 full-time residents, this remote Arctic archipelago isn’t exactly what you’d call a bustling metropolis. And that is precisely what makes these Norwegian islands an emerging ecotourism hotspot.

What the Svalbard archipelago lacks in people, it more than makes up...

Tierra del Fuego
February 28, 2018
Field Report

Friday, January 5, 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
We gathered, from around the world, at the Arakur Resort & Spa, for a welcome reception and dinner in the company of our Zegrahm Expeditions expedition leader Dan Olsen, cruise director Kelsey Simmons, and our enthusiastic team of expedition staff. The reception room was soon buzzing with conversation and anticipation of our exciting voyage—South!


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