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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. You may filter this content by geographic region, by typeincluding blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.

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Gorilla Trekking, Congo
March 29, 2018
Blog Post

We’ve been taking inquisitive travelers to Africa since our inception over 25 years ago. We are always seeking out the most authentic, meaningful experiences that the continent has to offer and are so excited to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the first time in 2019 on our Gorillas of the Congo expedition. This brand-new itinerary delivers awe-inspiring encounters with western lowland gorillas—a...

Mombo Camp, Elephant
March 19, 2018
Blog Post

We’ve been taking inquisitive travelers to Africa since our inception over 25 years ago. In fact, we have visited one of Africa’s premiere safari destinations—Botswana—every year since 1992! One of our signature expeditions, Southern Africa’s Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia, February 14 – Mach 6, 2019, offers an overview of three amazing safari destinations...

Tierra del Fuego
March 7, 2018
Field Report

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
Today we all converged on this southernmost Argentine city to meet our fellow travelers on our Antarctic adventure. There are roughly 75 of us, plus staff. In the evening we gathered for cocktails, dinner, and a few introductions in a room that afforded a splendid view of the Beagle Channel—our gateway to the Drake Passage and the southern continent.

Wednesday, January 24
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Svalbard: A Polar Bear Quest
March 5, 2018
Blog Post

Located about halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard ranks among the world’s northernmost areas that are inhabited by humans. Of course, with approximately 23,500 square miles of land and less than 3,000 full-time residents, this remote Arctic archipelago isn’t exactly what you’d call a bustling metropolis. And that is precisely what makes these Norwegian islands an emerging ecotourism hotspot.

What the Svalbard archipelago lacks in people, it more than makes up...

Tierra del Fuego
February 28, 2018
Field Report

Friday, January 5, 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
We gathered, from around the world, at the Arakur Resort & Spa, for a welcome reception and dinner in the company of our Zegrahm Expeditions expedition leader Dan Olsen, cruise director Kelsey Simmons, and our enthusiastic team of expedition staff. The reception room was soon buzzing with conversation and anticipation of our exciting voyage—South!


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February 20, 2018
Blog Post

Halfway between Norway and the North Pole, you’ll find a place where polar bears outnumber people. The area is known as the Svalbard Archipelago, of which Spitsbergen is both the largest island and the only one permanently populated by humans.

You’ll find most of Spitsbergen’s residents (around 2,100) in the town of Longyearbyen, which is recognized as the world’s northernmost settlement with a sizeable...

Polar Bear
February 20, 2018
Blog Post

The highlight for any Arctic explorer is the privilege of witnessing polar bears in their natural habitat. There are an estimated 20,000 of these amazing creatures left on the planet; here, the best places to spot them.

 

Kaktovik

This isolated Inupiat Eskimo village on Alaska’s Barter Island often finds polar bears snacking on the carcasses of whales that its community is permitted to hunt. Seaplanes from Fairbanks notice earth’s largest land...

Raja Ampat, Indonesia
March 2, 2018
Blog Post

If you’ve spent any time snorkeling or scuba diving in places like Australia, the Galápagos Islands, or Polynesia, you don’t need me...

Island Sky
February 15, 2018
Blog Post

Cruises have gotten a bad rap lately, and some would argue that’s justifiably so. One recent study found that air quality on a cruise ship deck was “worse than the world's most polluted cities,” with one ship emitting as much particulate matter as a million cars each day.

The ...

February 14, 2018
Blog Post

A group of adventurers, we flew from around the globe to meet at El Fin del Mondo—the End of the World—to fulfill lifelong dreams of visiting or revisiting, the mysterious and breathtaking land of Antarctica.

As we gathered the evening before embarking on the Island Sky, we shared stories of what brought us to the southernmost city in the world—Ushuaia, Argentina—and our hopes and expectations for the journey ahead.  

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