SEATTLE, WA - Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is pleased to offer two new wildlife-focused itineraries to Mongolia and Namibia. While the company has explored these destinations several times since its inception over 20 years ago, Zegrahm is excited to introduce itineraries that are tailored to expose travelers to the unique wildlife of each country.
"While travelers will still get to experience amazing culture on these itineraries-from visiting the log homes of Mongolia's Buryat people to meeting Namibia's Himba villagers, one of the last remaining nomadic tribes in Africa-we are looking forward to showcasing each country's distinct wildlife," explains Edwin Blythe, Zegrahm's President. "As with all of our small-group land programs, we will bring travelers as close to the wildlife as possible whether by specially-outfitted safari vehicles, train, horseback, river float, or on foot."
Zegrahm field directors lead both expeditions. Kevin Clement will accompany travelers on the August 20 - September 8, 2013, Wild Mongolia adventure as they explore the world's largest intact prairie to search for herds of argali sheep, Siberian ibex, and Mongolian gazelle, as well as the corsac fox, Pallas's cat, and cinereous vulture. Among the many highlights of this trip, travelers will spend two nights on the banks of the Onon River in a private ger (yurt) camp with opportunities to river float, fly fish, ride horses, hike, and search for birds.
The September 17 - October 2, 2013, Ultimate Namibia expedition will be led by Jonathan Rosssouw, a medical doctor turned wildlife guide. Having identified over 7,000 bird and 700 mammal species during his career, travelers will be in good hands while seeking out zebras, wildebeest, Damara dik-dik, white and black rhinos, and over 340 species of birds. Also an accomplished photographer, Jonathan can give guidance on how to best capture Namibia's captivating landscapes from Sossusvlei's red dunes to Damaraland's dramatic wilderness.