Travel Program

Whether you're a first-time traveler or seasoned globe-trotter, the Potawatomi Zoo offers travel experiences that will take your breath away. Discover exciting destinations and inspiring eco-tourism experiences with fellow members, donors, and friends of the Zoo with top-quality accomodations and travel arrangements.  Whichever trip you choose, you are sure to experience exciting and one of a kind opportunities to learn, discover and explore the world!

Working closely with professional tour operators, the Potawatomi Zoo provides high quality tours to both traditional and unique destinations.  Our group tours are limited in size to ensure comfort and give you the most personal and enhanced experience possible.  You will learn about conservation efforts in these regions, and you will be escorted by Zoo staff who will add his or her broad knowledge to your adventure.    

Our goal is to inspire through education and experience - travel with the Potawatomi Zoo and return with memories that will last a lifetime!

Upcoming Trips:

Kenya (November2013)        Israel (March 2014)

Kenya (November 2013)

If you're looking for an adventure join Marcy Dean,  Potawatomi Zoological Society Director, on an unforgettable trip to Kenya this fall!

November 9-20, 2013 - prices per person

  • $3,995 land only; double occupancy
  • $795 single room supplement (optional)
  • $2,000 estimated international airafare from South Bend, including departure taxes and fuel surcharges 

Your journey includes:

  • Flight between the Maasai Mara and Mombasa on the extension, returning from Mombasa on Ethiopian Airlines
  • Superior accomodations throughout
  • American breakfast in Nairobi; all meals while on safari; other meals as specified
  • All wildlife viewing by minibus, driven by a naturalist driver/guide
  • Professional Naturalist with a minimum of 10 travelers
  • A maximum of 6 travelers per minibus - a window seat is guaranteed!
  • Welcome dinner at Tamarind Restaurant
  • Visit Daphne Sheldrick's Animal Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, and Karen Blixen's House in Nairobi
  • Visit to Mt. Kenya Safari Club Orphanage
  • Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sweetwaters
  • Potawatomi Zoo escort with minimum of 10 travelers on the main program and with a minimum of 6 travelers on either extension
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles
  • Gratuities for baggage handling, hotel tips, and taxes for included services
  • All park entry fees
  • Complimentary luggage tags and passport wallet

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Israel (March 2014)

March 17-26, 2014 - prices per person

  • $3,995 land only; double occupancy
  • $895 single room supplement (optinal)
  • $1,600 estimated international airafare from Chicago, including departure taxes and fuel surcharges 

Your journey includes:

  • On the extensions, roundtrip flights between Tel Aviv and Amman
  • Superior accomodations as indicated
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water throughout
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach throughout
  • Potawatomi Zoo escort with 10 travelers
  • Services of a higly-trained English-speaking nature guide, Amir Orly
  • All applicable hotel tips and taxes, plus gratuities for baggage handling
  • All entry fees to visited monuments, places or worship and parks
  • Complimentary passport wallet and baggage tags

Click here for full itinerary!

To register for a trip, or if you have any questions, please contact Marcy Dean, Potawatomi Zoological Society Director, at 574-288-4639 or