Zoo Trips

Monarchs of Mexico

Feb 14-20, 2021

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Each year, millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) make the journey from North America to Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains, flying thousands of miles to their winter home. The migration is one of nature’s most amazing phenomena. Stand amid the fir-covered mountains and witness this awe-inspiring spectacle firsthand as the monarchs flutter, dip, and swoop overhead. You’ll see countless butterflies roosting in the early morning, as well as in flight at midday, feeding on wildflowers, and drinking at streams.


June 9 to 21, 2021

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Led by Chad Yelton

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, all of whom appreciated tented life in the bush. From your camp, watch the gripping action of predator and prey, and the delicate river dance of elephant, hippo, and crocodile. At dusk and dawn the sun dapples your tent with a myriad of colors and the night brings midnight blue skies, twinkling lights, and the calls of the wild. Experiencing the immortalized parks and reserves of Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and the Maasai Mara through canvas mark you as another explorer in whose footsteps someone else will follow.

Arctic Wildlife Safari

June 13, 2021

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Explore the frozen wilderness of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) on our Arctic Wildlife polar expedition cruise. We will venture to the edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of a wealth of wildlife—including polar bear, walrus, Arctic fox, reindeer, and a variety of whales and seals—in one of the High Arctic’s most pristine and protected environments. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, this wildlife cruise presents the rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events seen by a lucky few. Whether it’s a calving iceberg, an incomparable sunrise or the otherworldly hush of a land where man is an infrequent visitor, an Arctic expedition cruise is one that you’ll remember — and savor — for a lifetime. How to Dress for the Polar Regions.

2022 Antarctica

February 8-19, 2022

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