Zoo Trips

​​​Want to go on the adventure of a lifetime, but not sure where to start? Let the Indianapolis Zoo be your guide to see exotic animals in faraway lands. Join us as we explore South Africa and Manitoba, Canada, in 2014. These once-in-a-lifetime trips will give you a whole new perspective of the animal world and the need to preserve these beautiful habitats!

Kenya

June 19-30, 2015

Kenya itinerary

Are you ready for an exotic, animal-filled adventure? You're invited to join us on a wildlife safari to Kenya. Travelers will start their excursion in Nairobi, the safari capital of East Africa, and travel on to the Buffalo Springs Reserves in Samburu. You'll see a vast number of species rarely found anywhere else in Kenya, including Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx. While in Samburu you'll enjoy hearing from researchers from Save the Elephants, and watch elephants bathe and play in the Uaso Nyiro River as troops of baboons patrol the riverbanks.

During your stay you'll experience a variety of breathtaking landscapes, from the verdant slopes of Mt. Kenya to the Great Rift Valley, world-renowned for the thousands of flamingos you'll see giving Lake Nakuru National Park a pink glow.

You'll end your trip in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most famous wildlife reserve, in the northern Serengeti. In this dreamlike land you'll see the "Jewel of Africa," a site with one of the largest and most spectacular animal migrations in the world. In this classic savannah grassland you're sure to witness many of Africa's most popular wild animals – lions, cheetahs, elephants, leopards, black rhinos, hippos and many more!

And for those who can't get enough: optional activities in Maasai Mara, including a balloon safari or a visit to Lake Victoria, and travel extensions to Amboseli and Tsavo are also available.

For more information on how you can travel with the Zoo to Kenya, contact Jennifer Barker at (317) 630-2014 or jbarker@indyzoo.com.

Indonesia

July 24-Aug. 10, 2015

Indonesia itinerary

If you love the truly exotic and appreciate experiences that are rare and magical, then make sure to come along on our Indonesian expedition! Escorted by Indianapolis Zoo’s own Dr. Rob Shumaker, travelers will begin in Jakarta, the capital and largest city in Indonesia.

You’ll enjoy the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, a culturally themed park full of costumes, musical instruments, artwork and architecture, then head to the Bogor Botanical Gardens renowned for their tropical plants collection, and the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park for its cooler climate and stunning vistas.

Travelers will experience the Kutai National Park on a forest trek where you can see elusive animals including sun bears, proboscis monkeys and clouded leopards. You’ll see orangutans attending forest school during your time at the Samboja Lodge and learn about the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.

From a spectacular sunrise at the Borobudur Temple Compound to an excursion through Komodo Island you’re sure to love the adventures, plus you’ll enjoy snorkeling at Kambing Island and relaxing moments on the Bali beachfront to end your trip.

A travel extension to Lombok and the Gili Islands full of village explorations and laid back island vibes is also available.

For more information on how you can travel with the Zoo to Indonesia, contact Jennifer Barker at (317) 630-2014 or jbarker@indyzoo.com.