Travelers trek to see mountain gorillas on Zegrahm’s Uganda: A Primate Paradise expedition. // © Zegrahm Expeditions
Zegrahm Expeditions has announced its 2014 land-based expedition schedule, featuring groups of just 12 to 24 travelers. The itineraries amp up the adventure spirit with accommodations including luxury tented camps, jungle lodges and river boats, as well through transportation methods such as elephant rides, 4x4 vehicles, dogsleds and snowmobiles.
In 2014, the company will offer 14 itineraries in Asia, Africa, the Arctic and South America, including two brand-new expeditions. Myanmar Revealed: Life Along the Irrawaddy River will take place Jan. 2-16, bringing travelers to less-visited villages along the Irrawaddy, Kaladan and Lay Myo Rivers, while Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka, from Feb. 27 – March 16, will focus on wildlife.
“From the snowy, serene landscape of Japan to the sun-drenched red dunes of Namibia and from wildlife-rich northern India to the cultural treasures of Iran, we are offering a great mix of adventures for both nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts in the coming year,” said Zegrahm’s president, Edwin Blythe. “Each of these expeditions is led by either a Zegrahm field director or a long-time expedition leader who will add an educational component to the experience.”
Other highlights of the 2014 lineup include Lapland: Home of the Sami People, from March 15-29, taking adventurers through Northern Norway by boat, snowmobile, reindeer sleigh, snowshoes, cross-country skis and dogsled. On Uganda: A Primate Paradise, travelers will trek to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, from July 18-31. Groups on the Bolivia: Andes to the Amazon itinerary will cruise Lake Titicaca and explore the wilderness of Madidi National Park, taking place Oct. 10-25.