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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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Cape Town, South Africa
June 9, 2015
Blog Post

Why did I decide on the places we’ll be visiting? Well, in the late 1990s I worked on a book about South Africa’s biomes which really brought home the amazing biological diversity of this amazing country of ours. While traveling across the length and breadth of South Africa, I realized I wanted to share this diversity—but it is SO diverse that it is impossible to put everything into a single itinerary. One would have to return again and again to see it all!

Using the basis of the...

Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List
March 1, 2008
Blog Post

Because of the remoteness of our overland adventures, we don’t always hear from our field leaders until a trip is almost concluded. So we eagerly await news and are always excited to hear the details. Since so many land expeditions are happening at this time of year, we thought we’d share some of the enthusiasm expressed by our leaders via phone calls and quick emails to our office... Makes us all wish we were there!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
May 18, 2012
Field Report

Monday, March 19, 2012 - Durban, South Africa: The long flights behind us, we arrived in Durban and weretransported to our lovely hotel, the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Although tired, many of us explored the hotel and environs before we gathered at the outside bar for pre-dinner cocktails. We had a wonderful presentation by a local Zulu group displaying their energetic and athletic dancing style, accompanied by heart-thumping percussion. All participants were...

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...

Ancient rock art
September 28, 2011
Blog Post

If you are anything like me, exploring a country means not only appreciating its aesthetics, but also getting to the core of how its people and culture have shaped its history. And, the amazing part of Zegrahm’s upcoming expedition to South Africa is that we’ll see its rich history come to life. Our journey is punctuated by encounters with the local people—enjoying their food, language, and customs—and visits to some of the country’s most historically significant places.

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