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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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Hippos, Zambia
June 1, 2015
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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...

Hanuman langur
May 29, 2015
Blog Post

Readers young and old have fallen in love with Mowgli, the spirited young boy in Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, The Jungle Book, and his adopted wolf parents, Raksha and Father, as well as his precocious jungle pals, Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the bear. And as soon as you arrive in Pench—in India’s Seoni and Chhindwara districts in Madhya Pradesh—you’ll be quick to imagine the famous book, and movie, coming to life before you.

Visitors most often enter the park—a...

Elephants on Safari
May 29, 2015
Blog Post

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...

Denali National Park, Alaska
May 29, 2015
Blog Post

As you embark on your Alaska immersion, taking in the grandeur and arresting beauty of the Great Land, ponder for a moment the great conservationists who took strides to preserve this majestic landscape. You’ll be visiting the protected lands that make up Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords and Lake Clark national parks, all magnificent in their own unique ways and worthy of intensive exploration.

Denali, perhaps the biggest name in the state, is home to 37 species of mammals...

Baltra Island, Galapagos
August 22, 2014
Field Report

Our recently completed Ultimate Galapagos expedition returned with some incredible images from Las Islas Encantadas. Check out these pictures from the archipelago, courtesy of Zegrahm cofounder Jack Grove, leader Greg Estes, and several adventurers along for the ride.  

Yala National Park
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

Animal lovers, take note—Sri Lanka is home to some of the most incredible displays of wildlife you’ll see in your world travels. Our expert expedition leader, Mark Brazil, is no stranger to this dramatic landscape with its elephants, leopards, spotted deer, sloth bears, wild buffaloes, and over 200 species of bird. In fact, Sri Lanka is one...

Wild Rhinoceros
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

Nepal’s Chitwan National Park tops many a traveler’s wish list, and for good reason. If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping foot in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, now’s your chance: our 21-day Nepal & Bhutan tour (departing October 29, 2019) includes ample time to explore the park. Here are a few of our favorite things to do...

Blackbucks
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

If you find you’ve been feeling a bit of wanderlust and you’re craving to connect with nature in its wildest form, we have a 19-day expedition that will satisfy your need for adventure as you traverse two of western India’s wildest landscapes: Gir and Velavadar National Parks.

The natural wonders are so abundant in western India that the region comprises two national parks, each with their own distinct personalities. As each park boasts different fauna, flora, and landscapes,...

Capybara
May 27, 2015
Blog Post

While it’s the mighty Amazon itself that attracts most wildlife lovers and would-be explorers, Brazil’s Pantanal, a World Heritage Site since 2000, is actually the best place to see animals in the wild in South America. Think of your images of the Amazon—dense, thick foliage, the deepest jungle you can imagine. Turns out, it’s fairly difficult to observe wildlife through it all. Yet in the open marshlands of the Pantanal, well, the whole neighborhood is on display.

The Pantanal is...

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