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. 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!

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.

Tanzania

Nov. 1-12, 2015

Tanzania 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.

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