Travel the World with the Indianapolis Zoo

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Tanzania • Nov. 1-12, 2015 • Trip itinerary

"We had long anticipated a visit to this part of Africa, but little did we imagine the truly amazing sights that we were to see and experience!" –Travelers on the 2012 excursion

Join the Indianapolis Zoo for the safari of a lifetime! Often called "Animal Kingdom's Garden of Eden," Tanzania boasts wild animals, including the big five — lions, elephants, leopards, Cape buffalo and rhinos — hundreds of bird species and spectacular scenery.

You'll have the chance to visit two World Heritage sites, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, as well as one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world, Olduvai.

Take in breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the wild landscape of the Serengeti plains, while experiencing culture, cuisine and incredible animals during your travels.

And to make even more of your trip, a travel extension to Zanzibar, known as the best kept secret in the Indian Ocean, is also available.

​​​Botswana • ​June 17-27, 2016 • Trip itinerary

Often referred to as the "Animal Kingdom's Water Wilderness," Botswana is adventure wrapped in luxury in the middle of Okavango's wetland wilderness of looping channels, palm forested islands, and wide grassy floodplains. Look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards and other predators. 

Explore the Savuti area, famous for its lions which have been documented in National Geographic films. Discover the region's rich birdlife where Pel's fishing owl, slaty egret, and wattled crane can be sighted with regularity. 

If you still crave to see more, there is an optional post-extension to the breath-taking Livingstone and Victoria Falls, Zambia. 

Check out all the travel details in the itinerary, and for more information on how you can travel with the Zoo to Tanzania or Botswana, contact Jennifer Barker at (317) 630-2014 or