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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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Seychelles White-eye
January 2, 2019
Field Report

Monday, October 22, 2018
Mahe Island, Seychelles

All fellow travelers arrived safely after seemingly convoluted journeys into the tropical Seychelles, the humidity like a gentle kiss after the dry conditions endured on aircraft. We were met at the airport and transferred to our accommodation at the Eden Bleu Hotel, located on reclaimed land offshore of the main island. Some of us joined one of the excursions on offer, while others simply...

La Gomera, Canary Islands
August 29, 2017
Video

Watch as Director of Operations Jon Nicholson and Cruise Director Kelsey Simmons, talk about our brand-new expedition, Sea to Sahara, that explores Cape Verde, the Sahara Desert, the Canary Islands, and Morocco.

 

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Jon Nicholson, Director of Operations: The Sea to Sahara trip is all about diversity, natural history, culture, and visiting places that probably, most of our guests have not been to. I think the number one...

Queenstown, New Zealand
March 31, 2017
Field Report

Thursday - Saturday, January 19 - 21, 2017 - Queenstown, New Zealand / Milford Sound / Embark Caledonian Sky

We gathered at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown, surrounded by stunning scenery. Some of us enjoyed a walk about town before we all met up for drinks, dinner, and introductions from Expedition Leader, Mike Messick. The following morning, the birders went off in search of black stilts and falcons—and were...

Ushuaia, Argentina
March 14, 2017
Field Report

Friday & Saturday, January 6 & 7, 2017 - Ushuaia, Argentina / Beagle Channel / Embark Ocean Diamond

Ushuaia, ‘Fin del Mundo,’ at the southernmost tip of Argentina was where we gathered for the start of our Antarctic adventure, and after a night’s rest, we set out on various excursions to explore the neighborhood of the end of the world.

The keen birders were the first away, on their mission...

Grytviken, South Georgia
May 11, 2016
Video

Long-time Zegrahm leader, naturalist, and historian, Ingrid Nixon, is an incredible story-teller. She has traveled with us to Antarctica several times, and has regaled us with stories of early exploration. Along with historian David Wilson, watch as they share the story of Ernest Shackleton and his voyage to South Georgia.

 

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Ingrid Nixon, Historian: To be here in a place where Shackleton spent time, and then now his...

Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
April 19, 2016
Video

In 2015, we explored the pristine shores of South Georgia, its spectacular landscapes a photographic feast of snowcapped mountains, cascading glaciers, and stunning coves. Wildlife in countless numbers live in and around this panorama: thousands upon thousands of king penguins; more than a million and a half fur and elephant seals; and numerous seabird species, including the wandering albatross, the largest of all flying birds on the planet. Watch this video as we pay homage to this...

Ushuaia, Argentina
March 23, 2016
Field Report

Friday - Sunday, January 8 - 10, 2016 - Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Sea Adventurer / Beagle Channel

“Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.” ~ Henry Frederic Amiel

Coming from various points on the planet, we all began to...

Scotia Sea
December 28, 2015
Field Report

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Santiago, Chile

Crowns in my purse I have and goods at home. And so am come abroad to see the world. ~ William Shakespeare

Passport: check! Parka: check! Sense of adventure: check! Coming from myriad points on the planet, today we arrived in Santiago to meet our South Georgia traveling companions. Once ensconced in the Holiday Inn,...

Ushuaia, Argentina
August 18, 2015
Field Report

Sunday & Monday, February 22 & 23, 2015 - Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Sea Spirit: Having spent a full day (or more!) traveling to the southernmost city of the world, many of us took time to enjoy the lovely Arakur Resort & Spa and its amenities, or rode into Ushuaia to explore the tiny town. After a welcome dinner at the hotel, we headed off to bed to prepare for our upcoming journey.

The next...

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...

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