Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Mayumi Brazil

Culturalist

Mayumi Brazil

Mayumi was born and educated in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. She studied Japanese Literature at college and is also interested in film and contemporary culture. Mayumi is a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter; since 2009, she has worked throughout Japan with families, groups of photographers, sight-seekers, naturalists and birdwatchers; and as a cultural expert onboard ships introducing her home island and its culture to visitors from around the world. Mayumi has worked for Zegrahm Expeditions since 2010 as a cultural expert and onboard lecturer, and often works as a co-leader with Mark Brazil, especially on journeys in Asia. Mayumi’s travels have taken her to North and South America, East Africa, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. She particularly enjoys cross-cultural experiences and explaining the many facets of her own culture to others. Mayumi and Mark live near Teshikaga in east Hokkaido where they enjoy the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

Mayumi's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Treasures of Japan with South Korea

    Treasures of Japan with South Korea

    April 12April 28, 2019

    A classic Zegrahm expedition, not only will you enjoy a thorough Japan tour, you'll also spend a full day in Gyeongju, South Korea. Other highlights include visiting sacred Shinto shrines and ancient Buddhist temples, discovering Hiroshima, and spending time in Matsue.

  • Chitwan National Park

    Nepal & Bhutan with the Black-necked Crane Festival

    October 29November 18, 2019

    Wildlife expert Mark Brazil accompanies this exciting tour, during which you’ll discover the cultural and natural treasures of Nepal and Bhutan, from the dramatic Tiger’s Nest monastery to the subtropical forests of Chitwan National Park.

  • Central India Wildlife Safari

    Central India: A Wildlife Safari

    November 22December 7, 2019

    The original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Pench National Park, is just one of the stunning national parks visited on this Indian safari. Also explore Bandhavgarh National Park, formerly a maharajah’s private hunting preserve, as well as Satpura National Park, a 202-square-mile national park and tiger reserve.