CINCINNATI  –  Whether you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2015 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you! This year’s destinations include Tanzania, Belize and Argentina.  Encounter wildlife in wild places with a Cincinnati Zoo naturalist as your guide!

zebra_migrationTanzania Migration Safari – May 16 – 27, 2015

Visit a variety of East Africa’s wildlife habitats, each with its unique community of birds and mammals, scenic attractions and cultural components, from your comfortable window seat in a customized 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle. Stay in deluxe lodges and tented camps carefully selected to maximize wildlife viewing. Trip led by Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo’s Curator of Primates.         

 Belize: Reefs, Rainforests & Mayan Ruins – June 19 – 28, 2015

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Discover Belize’s reefs, rainforests & Mayan ruins. Travel to where the colorful plumage of tropical birds accentuates the vine encrusted stone edifices of Central America’s Mayan past. Explore the only sanctuary to be dedicated to the solitary and elusive jaguar while your eyes feast on the multitude of exotic tropical birdlife that Belize has to offer. Visit Xunantunich, once a hub of Mayan civilization, now a magnificent ruin, whose central pyramid stands amid the cacophony of the living jungle. Descend into the caves of Xibalba in Belize, and Tikal, Guatemala, where the Mayans built a temple believed to be a portal to a spiritual underworld. Book by January, 31, 2015 and save $500.

penguins_argentinaWildlife Argentina Safari – October 25 – November 7, 2015

This 14-day expedition in South America will take you over Patagonian roads where you’ll see penguins, sea lions, whales, armadillos and more! Journey through Iguazú National Park and set your sights on Iguazu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of Argentina, surrounded by a subtropical jungle. Encounter the Esteros de Ibera, a vast natural area of lagoons and marshes, a magical landscape that’s home to an amazing diversity of wildlife.  Last stop on the tour is Temaikén Wildlife Park, the only accredited AZA Zoo in Argentina. Trip led by Brian Jorg, a horticultural expert from the Cincinnati Zoo.

Attend a Free Travel Evening for More Information

Travel Evenings are open to the public and are held at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Harold. C. Schott Education Center.  Parking & Admission are complimentary after 5:30pm. To RSVP and save your spot, or for itineraries and more information, please contact Christina 513-487-3318. 

2015 Belize & 2016 Botswana 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Travel Evening with Classic Escapes & Aaron Cleveland

2015 Tanzania & 2015 Argentina  
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Travel Evening with Dick Mills, President of World Discovery Safaris

Learn more at CincinnatiZoo.org or click here for details.