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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

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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Warm Welcomes in the Philippines
August 21, 2015
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Earlier this year, we embarked on a brand-new journey to the Philippines. It was one of my absolute favorite trips so far and I can’t wait to return in 2016! To get you as excited as I am, here are my top 10 favorite experiences from the Philippines:

  1. Every single thing about Sibuyan Island. From the greeting as we stepped off the ship, to the experience in the rice fields—including planting rice and riding water buffalo!—this island was the...
Humpback Whale, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
July 27, 2015
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To experience the exhilaration of a humpback whale breeching is an experience of a lifetime, a moment never to be forgotten. But to see this awe inspiring behavior near the shores of Fernandina Island, one of the few truly virgin islands in the world…. is in fact other-worldly. Perhaps the encounter this morning at Punta Espinosa was even more inspirational for me since I am celebrating two anniversaries; 25 years since we founded Zegrahm Expeditions and 40 years since my first expedition to...

Plymouth, England
July 23, 2015
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Monday, May 18, 2015 - London, England / Plymouth / Dartmoor / Embark Sea Adventurer: Our adventure began in the surroundings of the Hilton Hotel at London’s Paddington Station where we had gathered yesterday to meet our fellow travelers and some of the expedition team. This morning we were shepherded through the rush hour crowds to catch our train which took us through some lovely English countryside and along the...

Complimentary Kayaking
July 9, 2015
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“It’s not that kayakers see anything different than the rest of the participants; it’s that they see it in a different way.”

I always say this to my small groups who have signed up for one of our onboard kayaking programs. But it’s not always true. Sometimes we do see things that others don’t.

On our recent cruise through the Norwegian fjords and on to Spitsbergen, we stopped in Reine, in the Lofoten Islands, renowned as the most beautiful village in all of...

Remote Tanzania
December 1, 2017
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Although best known for incredible game viewing—particularly during the Great Migration, one of Nature’s grandest spectacles—Tanzania attracts its fair share of twitchers*, as well. The country is one of Africa’s best bird-watching destinations, with more than 1,100 species including a host of endemic and near endemics, as well as hundreds of migrants that visit between November and April each year. (To put that into perspective, there are around 750 species in the US and Canada combined.)...

Palawan Peacock-Pheasant
July 2, 2015
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The words, “It’s more fun in the Philippines!”, echoed in song across the landing beach during our first stop on the 2015 Zegrahm Philippines trip. We came ashore to find a welcome ceremony more intricate and heart-felt that any we could have imagined. And this phrase, which soon became thoroughly embedded in our minds, proved more and more true each day during our two-week-long expedition exploring this wonderful country.

Made up of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is the...

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
June 15, 2015
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Rumor has it there’s nothing on earth more thrilling than that moment when, after trekking all morning beneath a dense forest canopy of emerald green, you finally spy a family of mountain gorillas, or Gorilla gorilla beringei. While Uganda has been a hot spot for those wishing to experience such a rush as this, Rwanda offers just as exhilarating an adventure, with enough nuances to make it a destination that, once you learn more, you will not want to miss. Is your interest piqued?...

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
June 12, 2015
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For 25 years, we have taken inquisitive travelers to the ends of the Earth and 2015 is no different. We’re thrilled to be returning to both the Far North and the Far South this year, exploring two true polar extremes.

Departing September 4, our Northwest Passage expedition explores western Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. You’...

Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur Island
June 10, 2015
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After each overland adventure, our leaders send a 'welcome home' letter to our explorers, mentioning some of their journey highlights; in 2012, our expedition to Madagascar was particularly memorable! Read on for details from Lex Hes.

October, 2012

Hello all and welcome back home!

I’ve now uploaded my photographs and collated all the notes I made and I have to say—this was the best Madagascar trip yet. Quite a few new bird species for me, as well as some...

Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur Island
June 9, 2015
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The Galápagos Islands are known for their endemism—wildlife found no place else on earth has made these stunning islands their home for over hundreds of years. And, if you have already explored these gems of the Pacific, why not consider an equally enchanting destination—Madagascar, the Galápagos of the Indian Ocean. 90% of all forest flora is endemic...

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