Travel Programs

Kenya Under Canvas (2018)

Amazon Voyage

Kenya Under Canvas Brookfield Zoo Member Travel

Kenya Under Canvas

June 13-24, 2018     
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Mount Kenya will play backdrop to your first adventure as you stay in the rustic Serena Mountain Lodge, located 7,200 feet high on the mountain’s slopes. Colobus monkeys and Sykes monkeys hang out nearby, as do elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and more at the hotel’s illuminated waterhole.

Next, go on daytime drives to find the famous Big Five: leopards, lions, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo. At night, watch as giraffes, zebras, and other animals visit camp.

Observe leopards, lions, hippos, baboons, warthogs, rare giraffes and rhinos, and other animals in the surrounding national park. Birders will have much to see, including pelicans, fish eagles, and marabou storks. Night games drives, walks in the bush country, and hot air balloon rides are all possibilities. An additional three days spent on the Maasai Mara’s savannah will thrill all.

Optional trip extensions are to Tsavo West National Park and Amboseli National Park.

Associate curator of mammals Joan Daniels will accompany this trip and will be able to tell you all about the Chicago Zoological Society’s support of animals such as giraffes, elephants, and lions in this part of the world.

Amazon Voyage: Greatest Voyage in Natural History

October 20 to 29, 2017

The October 2017 Amazon Trip is sold out. But please download the brochure for more information. Or call (708) 688-8348 to learn about our next scheduled departure.

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Join Brookfield Zoo members and Shedd Aquarium members for adventure as an elegant riverboat becomes your home for seven days. Gaze at the stars and hear amazing stories told by guides as you float your way from Iquitos to the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali rivers—the western origin of the Amazon.

Hop aboard excursion boats to search for oriole blackbirds, green ibises, and yellow-headed caracaras, as well as monkeys and sloths. Folklore and science come alive as you look for pink river dolphins and squirrel monkeys.

Explore Pacaya-Samiria Reserve aboard excursion boats and hike the rain forest on the lookout for capybaras, caimans, bats, and other animals—at night. During the day, you may be able to find scarlet macaws, hoatzins, black-collared hawks, and red howler monkeys. Stop over at a riverbank village owned by the Ribereño people and visit a school and talk to the shaman. Continue your adventure with more birdwatching, and try your hand at fishing for piranhas.

The Chicago Zoological Society’s senior vice president of animal programs, Bill Zeigler, and Shedd Aquarium’s vice president of environmental quality, Allen LaPointe, will lead this trip.

For more information on travel, contact Chris at: (708) 688-8348

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  • FREE admission for one year
  • FREE parking for one vehicle at the main entrance (1st Ave. and 31st Street)
  • Discount parking at the south entrance
  • Member discounts on selected attractions inside the zoo
  • Publications including member emails and Gateways, the quarterly member magazine
  • Monthly specials at shops
  • Restaurant discounts
  • Education program, and special event discounts

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