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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! 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. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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June 8, 2015
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A study in superlatives, the Great Migration is Africa at its biggest and best. So what IS the Great Migration? Here, the What, Where, When, Why, and How of the greatest commute on earth.

Iconic Africa

WHAT: ...

Hippos, Zambia
June 1, 2015
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As the Bible story goes, Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years, sustained only by manna, a food source that miraculously appeared. In that same vein, Mana Pools National Park provides life-supporting nourishment to hundreds of species that make their home in the Upper Karoo forests of northern Zimbabwe.

In actuality, the name mana is the local Shona word for “four,” as in the four large pools that lie inland from the lower Zambezi River. Over a period of...

Leopard
June 1, 2015
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Seeing a cheetah sprinting at full speed is a beautiful thing; and so is knowing that your actions helped make the scene possible.   

Sadly, though, Acinonyx jubatus—our planet’s fastest land animal—currently finds itself in a race for survival. The cheetah (which can accelerate from 0 to 64 mph in a mere three seconds) is now found in less than 25 percent of its historic African range and is considered one of the continent’s most threatened cats. 

Your visit to the...

Elephants on Safari
May 29, 2015
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Our Tanzania exploration boasts incredible days spent in the wilds of four Eastern Africa national parks: Selous, Ruaha, Katavi, and Mahale, several of Tanzania’s lesser-visited, yet equally impressive parks in the southern part of Africa. So, just what will we see and what makes each park a distinctive entity? Elephants, chimpanzees, an incredible...

April 25, 2015
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For 25 years, we have been taking inquisitve travelers to the ends of the earth; in 2016, our trend continues. We're offering 35 unique adventures next year, 11 of which are brand-new itineraries! We think our line-up will inspire even the most well-traveled explorers; take a look at our new expeditions below and contact us at info@zegrahm.com or 206.285.4000, for any questions or to book today.

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Mountain Gorilla
April 25, 2015
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Mountain gorillas are one of the rarest animals on earth; fewer than 700 remain and there are none in captivity. To visit them on the forested slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest  ranks as one of life’s all-time greatest moments, an experience to be cherished long after the event.

There are about 340 mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, almost half the world’s population of these huge, yet gentle and endearing primates. Typically, they are found in family groups of...

Buffalo
September 5, 2013
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It's back to school season! To help make the transition a little easier, we've provided you with the ABCs of Botswana. From aardvarks to zebras, expedition leader Lex Hes has seen it all. "Aardvark, buffalo, cheetah, duiker, elephant, fruit bat, giraffe, hare, impala, jackal, kudu, lion, mongoose, nightjar, oxpecker, porcupine, quelea, reedbuck, steenbuck, tsessebe, vulture, wild dog, and zebra. Plus, I think I can safely add YOU to the list!"

Russian Far East
September 19, 2013
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At Zegrahm, we pride ourselves on taking our explorers to the ends of the Earth, be it the continent of Antarctica, or an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean with seven syllables—we're looking at you, Thiruvananthapuram. Here is a list of our favorite, if hard to pronounce, off-the-beaten-path destinations you simply can’t miss:

 

Sea of Okhotsk

The expansive region bordering the Sea of Okhotsk is one of the planet’s least-explored and most...

Chameleon
October 30, 2012
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Certainly I enjoyed seeing the lemurs and the beautiful birds....but what captivated me were the amazingly colorful chameleons. Before I visited Madagascar, chameleons, iguanas, and lizards were all in the same grouping..."yucky!" But I became enthralled with the Madagascar's endemic chameleons...they are really beautiful. I saw a lot and learned a great deal...as always on a Zegrahm Expedition, Thank You!!

Oustalet's Chameleon, Anjajavy
February 27, 2012
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The northeast of Madagascar, with its lush cover of rainforest, receives 20 feet of rain a year and is by far the wettest part of the country. This morning, we went ashore on a small island called Nosy Mangabe, where over the course of our landing, we witnessed a good quarter of a foot of water drop from the sky. The swollen streams, spilling over their banks, were brown from the sediment that had washed down the hillsides into them. This was Madagascar rainforest absolutely in its element...

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