Travel Programs

Kenya Under Canvas Brookfield Zoo Member Travel

Kenya Under Canvas

Polar Bears on the Bay


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.

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

Churchill travel program

Polar Bears on the Bay

An Unforgettable Excursion to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, the Polar Bear Capital of the World
October 11 to 15, 2018

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Join us on an incredible adventure to the heart of polar bear country. Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, is one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild. Each fall, hundreds of these magnificent animals migrate to Churchill as they wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze. You’ll explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, home to the largest concentration of polar bears in the world, and will make lifelong memories as you get up-close-and-personal with Arctic wildlife.

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


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  • Discount parking at the south entrance
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  • Monthly specials at shops
  • Restaurant discounts
  • Education program, and special event discounts

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