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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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historical places in africa
November 20, 2019
Blog Post

Exploring African Ruins

Africa is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places on earth.

Its sweeping landscapes can offer visitors incredible and diverse nature, rich history, and a range of cultures. This is why so many people flock to famous landmarks in Africa every year.

But since Africa is so vast, how can you pick the most worthwhile African ruins...

South Africa travel
September 24, 2019
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South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa is a patchwork of cultures, religions and ways of life. The nation has eleven official languages and is home to many indigenous communities and tribes. Its diverse population has earned the country the moniker “Rainbow Nation”— a reference to the nation’s celebration of its multi-cultural heritage.

For travelers who are seeking to immerse themselves in the local lifestyle of...

Mekong River Cruise
May 22, 2019
Blog Post

The Mekong River is the longest river in Southeast Asia, the seventh longest in Asia, and the twelfth longest river in the world. It’s a significant avenue of trade for six different countries and serves as a border between nations.

The Mekong is also the drainage basin for over 300,000 square miles of land, an area larger than Texas (268,581)....

Things To Do In Ethiopia
May 8, 2019
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One of the earliest cradles of Christianity (and widely considered the original birthplace of coffee), Ethiopia has an ancient heritage that still lives on today.

This East African nation is packed with interesting landmarks and attractions, a variety of endemic animals, rich cultural festivals, and, of course, delicious coffee. So much so that travelers may have a difficult time narrowing down all the different areas they’d like to explore.

To that end, check out our top 10...

Melanesia travel guide
March 19, 2019
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Stretching from New Guinea to the Arafura Sea and eastward to Fiji, the archipelagos that make up Melanesia are almost unimaginably idyllic. Traveling to the Melanesian Islands offers an endless supply of clear blue waters and palm-fringed beaches, not to mention a diverse Melanesian culture.

Spread across a vast span of Oceania,...

Istanbul, Turkey
February 12, 2019
Blog Post

 The Black Sea arguably ranks among the world’s most unique bodies of water. This inland sea, which consists of layers of both fresh and salt water, touches the shores of six different countries (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine).

There is much to see during a Black Sea cruise, from history to natural wonders,...

Kamchatka Islands, Kuril Islands
January 7, 2019
Blog Post

Located off the eastern coast of Russia, the Kuril Islands are the definition of the word “untamed.” Stretching 700 nautical miles in an arc from the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Sakhalin Oblast province of Russia to Japan’s Hokkaido, this volcanic...

Black-Browed Albatross
May 23, 2016
Blog Post

A native New Zealander and birder since childhood, ornithologist Brent Stephenson helped rediscover the New Zealand storm-petrel in 2003, long thought to be extinct. Brent also assisted in designing our upcoming trip to the region's remote...

Kapitan Khlebnikov
August 5, 2015
Blog Post

For over 25 years, Zegrahm has taken inquisitive guests to the ends of the Earth. One of the most revered vessels in our fleet during this quarter-century of exploration was Kapitan Khlebnikov, the 110-guest, polar-class icebreaker.

This powerful ship (think: 24,000 horsepower engine and advanced ice-breaking technology) was originally designed to escort scientists and miners in Northern Siberia, but was converted to a passenger ship in 1990. She not only takes explorers to...

Le Ponant - Exterior
June 10, 2015
Blog Post

One of our most exciting challenges here at Zegrahm has two parts: to continue offering new destinations to our well-traveled guests, and finding new ways to explore them. Among the many benefits of being a company that charters its ships, we also have the privilege of choice in selecting the vessels that best match our destinations.

In 2016 and 2017, we are really excited to fulfill both requirements by exploring both the...

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