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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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Gorillas of the Congo
January 16, 2018
Blog Post

For any wildlife fanatic, witnessing gorillas in their natural habitat is usually high up on the list of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The Republic of the Congo has long been known as one of the best places in the world for spotting these beautiful creatures, despite the fact that they can be elusive without an expert guide by your side.

All species of gorillas are currently...

White Rhino, Botswana
January 8, 2018
Video

Watch as Zegrahm Expedition Leader, Chris Stamper, walks you through our adventures in Botswana. All images and video were captured on our most recent trip to the country, in May 2017. Find out more about all of our trips to Botswana...

Elephants on Safari
April 9, 2018
Blog Post

I’ve been a nature-lover my whole life, but I began traveling specifically to see animals in the wild back in the early ’90s. Still in my early 20s then, I was fascinated by watching wildlife. My passion grew exponentially as I took up photography and became more adept at spotting hidden animals.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been blessed to explore over 40 countries on six continents. The one thing most of the places I’ve visited have in common? An opportunity to...

Cape Verde
April 17, 2017
Blog Post

In ancient times, the world was believed to end at the Strait of Gibraltar. The Atlantic was a wild, threatening expanse of waves, monsters, and mysteries; few seafarers dared sail its waters. But by the late Middle Ages, European ships began crossing regularly, eventually encountering the largely uninhabited islands of Macaronesia.

Macaronesia (derived from the Greek words for “Islands of the fortunate”) consists of...

Sahara Desert
March 9, 2017
Blog Post

Staring out across the vast sand dunes that lie beyond Dakhla, it seems inconceivable that the Sahara Desert was once lush with vegetation. Yet according to reports published in Science magazine and other leading scientific journals, a period of heavy monsoon rains that fell some 10,500 years ago turned the 3.8 million-square-mile Sahara into a semi-arid region that supported flora, fauna, and even human life.

Computer simulations of the Earth’s...

Mountain Gorilla, Uganda
January 10, 2017
Blog Post

It seems just about everyone is getting their genetic makeup tested these days. Yet in the search to find our DNA ancestry, we often overlook our closest living relatives—the Great Apes.

Fact is, humans share nearly 99 percent of our genes with fellow Hominidae—gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, and orangutan. Sadly, all four of these magnificent creatures currently face numerous threats of extinction. Our upcoming ...

January 3, 2018
Blog Post

Botswana offers one of Africa’s greatest safari experiences, as wildlife viewing is good year-round. Really, the best time to visit simply depends on your interests. In general, there are two main seasons—the Dry Season and the Wet, or Green, Season. Below, find out the differences between the two, and be sure to read on for more details regarding specific months. And, be sure to visit our...

Introducing South African Plants—The Cape Floral Kingdom
June 1, 2015
Blog Post

While it’s true that most set their sights on the wilds of South Africa for a chance to sleep under the stars of the Kalahari or search for the Big Five in Timbavati Game Reserve—and who doesn’t want to have a close encounter with a giraffe or hippo?—there are sights and scenery equally as beautiful awaiting in the renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. A UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the country’s southwest corner, it is one of only six floral kingdoms in the world (doesn’t that just...

Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa
October 20, 2003
Blog Post

Always, when touting the merits of traveling in South Africa, I focus on its almost boundless variety—of landscapes, wildlife, and culture—often employing the term, "A world in one country."

Though this term may seem an exaggeration, it is entirely apt, something that came home to me recently. Last April I had the pleasure of doing some advance scouting and developing of a brand-new Zegrahm program in South Africa and Namibia. I traveled areas of South Africa, as well as neighboring...

Bazaruto Island, Mozambique
September 28, 2011
Blog Post

In March of 2012, we’ll be celebrating a Zegrahm first as we visit the coast of East Africa on our inaugural tour! You already know our Mozambique Odyssey visits Tanzania and South Africa, and you already know that we’ll be cruising comfortably aboard the spacious 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey, but did you know…

  • Not only is Africa's premier naturalist and wildlife photographer Lex Hes part of our leader team, but did you know that this is his first-...

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