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If you crave an out-of the-ordinary travel experience, travel with the Cincinnati Zoo! Our trips are adventurous, educational, intimate and fun. All our tours are escorted by zoo naturalists who are very knowledgeable, friendly and well-traveled. Come with us on an exciting wildlife adventure!

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2018 Trips


12-day Peruvian Wildlife and Botanical Expedition, Led by Brian Jorg, Zoo Horticulturist – July 4 – 15, 2018

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Explore the rainforest in this, one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. Three hundred sixty six species of birds, more than 300 species of butterflies and over 60 amphibians have been recorded from the Reserva Amazonica and many of these can be easily observed on
the lodge grounds. Some of the indigenous species are quite rare with very few specimens in other places of the world.


SOLD OUT Kenya Under Canvas, June with an optional extension to Uganda escorted by Mike Dulaney, Curator of Mammals – June 18-30, 2018

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This safari into the Kenyan bush is a dream wrapped in canvas, the narrative of which is shaped by the written accounts of Ernest Hemingway, Beryl Markham and Karen Blixen who appreciated tented life in the bush.  From your tented camp, watch the gripping action of predator and prey, and the delicate river dance of elephant, hippo, and crocodile.  Experiencing the immortalized parks and reserves of Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara through canvas mark you as another explorer whose footsteps someone else will follow.  Continue an extension to the verdant forests of Uganda.  The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the richest ecosystems in all of Africa and home to nearly half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas.  Uganda is a realm where humans are the visitors, and visitation is a privilege.

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Namibia, November Escorted by Dan Marsh, Director of Education – November 2 – 16, 2018

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Discover the magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife of Namibia, where apricot-hued desert sands swirl into razor sharp towering dune, some of the largest in the world.  Put on your walking shoes and trek for black rhino in one of the most breathtaking spots on earth!  Frequent the waterholes and watch the drama of the bush unfold right in front of your eyes.  Bushwalking and drives in 4×4 vehicles reward you with the wildlife treasures that inhabit this sometimes rough and harsh terrain.  Learn about the latest research and conservation efforts from the Cheetah Conservation Fund and their quest to protect this endangered cat.  Luxurious camps and charming lodges make almost dream-like havens for relaxing under starry skies.

2019 Trips

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, July Escorted by Ron Evans, Curator of Primates – July 12 – 25, 2018

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Book this trip by December 31 and SAVE $500.00 per couple.

Journey into a land forgotten by time.  Papua New Guinea is an enclave of rare life, from the endemic flora and fauna, to the customs and traditions that make this island nation thrive.  Encounter over 780 known bird species including six foot cassowaries and tiny Red Breasted Pygmy Parrots as well as tree kangaroos, spiny anteater and more than 2,000 species of orchid.   There are 850 distinct languages are spoken today in Papua New Guinea, making it het most linguistically diverse place on earth.  Take a leap into the unknown as you cross vine bridges in the rain forest, discover the fascinating world of the highlands and the decorates Huli wigmen of Tari, and boat along the great Sepik River, stopping off to interact with unforgettable tribal locals.  Discover New Guinea, the last bastion of traditions and ancestral spirits.