Expedition Team

Our team is the key to your incredible adventure


Explore Egypt and the Nile in the company of top experts. Benefit from their expertise—history, local customs, culture and more—and benefit from their passion to share the wonder of this incredible region. Enjoy their company; you’ll find them highly engaging and fun to share a drink or dinner with, as well as a walk.

Lindblad Expeditions is renowned for the quality of its expedition staff, and our Egyptian expedition team upholds this standard. The knowledge of our Egyptologists is virtually limitless. You will be edified and gratified by their expertise—and, equally importantly, by their graciousness and generosity of spirit. These experts truly want to share their passionate commitment to Egyptian culture, art, history and archaeology with you.

Our experts are with you exclusively throughout your stay in Egypt. The ratio of 1 Egyptologist to 21 guests ensures that you will have high-quality access, and a varied perspective. They’re learned docents who escort you to and through the high points, and they’re your travel companions—available to continue the conversation over drinks or over dinner. You’ll not only satisfy your curiosity about ancient Egypt, you’ll also gain insight into contemporary Egyptian life through casual conversations. Curious about issues in the region from social to political to religious? Feel free to ask, and count on informed, intelligent answers to all your questions. These guides make all the difference in the world between being a tourist and really understanding the history and meaning of what guests see.


Meet the expedition team for this departure

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  • Gemina Garland-Lewis

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Gemina Garland-Lewis is a Seattle-based photographer, EcoHealth researcher, and National Geographic Explorer with experience in over 30 countries across six continents. She first picked up a camera when she was 12 years old and proceeded to spend the better part of high school in the darkroom in her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Both her photography and research explore the myriad connections between humans, animals, and their shared environments. She is passionate about integrating the worlds of visual storytelling and research to develop new ways of communicating social and environmental issues to broader audiences and building unique platforms for education and outreach. She is a past recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, during which she spent a year of travel in seven countries focusing on different cultural relationships with whales and whaling. She has worked as a trip leader and photography teacher for National Geographic Student Expeditions since 2010, leading in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Tanzania, and Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. Her photography and writing have been featured by National Geographic News, National Geographic Adventure, and REI, among others.

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