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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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June 8, 2015
Blog Post

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: ...

The Culture of Japan
August 15, 2018
Blog Post

“R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.”

Aretha Franklin’s soulful anthem to deference offers a valuable tip for first-time visitors to Japan. Following the country’s traditional customs—particularly that of bowing—is a way to show, and garner, respect with locals. It also shows that you truly understand, or are trying to, the culture of Japan.


Bowing in Japan

Ojigi, or bowing, is the way Japanese...

Taking a Spin with Turkey's Whirling Dervishes
May 29, 2015
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A secret turning in us
makes the universe turn.
Head unaware of feet,
and feet head. Neither cares.
They keep turning.

                   —Rumi, “The Secret Turning”

Anyone who has watched a child gleefully spinning in circles recognizes the bliss that comes in freely moving one’s body. Yet for members of the Whirling Dervishes, this twirling is a very...

What to pack for Sri Lanka
April 1, 2018
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You’re traveling in the company of renowned wildlife expert, Mark Brazil, in one of the most photogenic places on Earth—Sri Lanka. It only makes sense to leave home with the ultimate in photographic gear. What to bring to capture the abundant wildlife of Yala National Park, the monumental ruins of Polonnaruwa, and the blue whales off the...

India, Sri Lanka & the Maldives
May 13, 2015
Blog Post

Long-time adventurers, Gary and Kathleen, have traveled the world (several times!) over with Zegrahm. One destination they had yet to explore with us was the pristine atolls that comprise the Maldives. With the help of Private Travel, they were able to check this amazing destination off their list with a three-week adventure that not only afforded them wonderful views of spinner dolphins and opportunities to snorkel with manta rays, but stays in some of the region’s best accommodations. The...

Camels in the Wahibi Desert
May 13, 2015
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Oman is emerging as a must-see adventure destination, and Zegrahm travelers, Bob and Janet, wanted to be among the first to explore this enigmatic country. We recently set up a two-week private adventure for the couple to soak up the Sultanate. And, while they raved about the itinerary and the many unexpected surprises it offered—from observing the humane treatment of the region’s well-loved camels to devouring authentic Indian cuisine—their favorite highlight was their guide, Tony Walsh. “...

Uganda Gorilla Trekking
May 13, 2015
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We recently developed a three-week custom itinerary of extraordinary proportions throughout Cameroon and Congo for an adventurous solo traveler. Beginning with 15 stops in northern and southern Cameroon, the first portion of the itinerary focused solely on the culture of the country, including the artwork, architecture, agricultural techniques, and the role of royalty, community, family, and colonialism in society. This traveler concluded her time in central-western Africa with gorilla ...

Trivandrum, India
May 13, 2015
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Peter and Sharon have explored every continent with Zegrahm, but they had yet to visit the subcontinent with us. So, this year, they enlisted the Private Travel team to plan a comprehensive, private tour of India’s cultural capitals. The couple crisscrossed the subcontinent on a three-week journey that took them from bustling Mumbai to the holy city of Varanasi and the romantic vistas of Udaipur to the sublime symmetry of the Taj Mahal. In addition to visiting these cultural cornerstones,...

May 13, 2015
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Finding time to reconnect as a family can be hard to coordinate, but long-time Zegrahm traveler, Tucker, knew she could count on our Private Travel team to corral her multi-generational group with a five-day adventure in Cape Town, South Africa in advance of joining Zegrahm’s Classic Botswana expedition. What was on the agenda to keep everyone in the family engaged? How about swimming with great white sharks for her adult kids and teenage grandkids, a cable car ride up to the top of Table...

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 or 206.285.4000, for any questions or to book today.



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