Travel Programs


Join us on an epic journey to view wild animals and create lifetime memories!

October 31 to November 11, 2024‚Äč

Your first animal-viewing opportunity is at Lake Manyara National Park, which boasts over 350 bird species. You’ll see Verreaux’s eagles and a variety of vultures, swifts, and swallows winging their way atop the spectacular cliffs overlooking a shimmering Lake Manyara. Flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and storks can give the lake a pinkish hue. Springs in the park’s northern end support a dense groundwater forest. Baobab trees are home to blue and vervet monkeys and baboons.

Next up is Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano that plays host to lions, hyenas, wildebeests, zebras, porcupines, buffalo, elephants, and more—including rare black rhinos.

At the famous Olduvai Gorge, where the renowned Louis and Mary Leakey made some of archaeology’s most amazing discoveries, you can tour the museum before heading out into the spectacular Serengeti where millions of wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras migrate each year, followed by predators such as cheetahs and leopards. Explore the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre to discover all you would want to know about this World Biosphere Reserve.

Walk in the footsteps of Hemingway in the Grumeti River area, which features pools of fierce creatures like crocodiles and hippos. Also among this area’s residents are lions and leopards, which you can watch from your camp, an elegant Victorian-era, tented outpost set upon a hill. 

To learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime trip, call (708) 688-8348.



Every member receives

  • 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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