For our most discriminating travelers, the NC Zoo Society offers Platinum Tours—trips cushioned by an added layer of luxury. Platinum Tours offers exceptional accommodations and visit remarkable, but rarely seen, destinations. An experienced guide accompanies every travel group, and a portion of every travel payment comes back to the NC Zoo Society and the NC Zoo.


February 28 - March 11

Tanzania—A Luxury Safari
Be part of an insightful exploration of Hemingway's Africa with David Jones (the NC Zoo's former director and conservation advocate) and his wife Janet. Visit Tanzania's most iconic areas, including Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater.

Detailed information, including an itinerary, is available here:
Tanzania: Mysterious Wonderland of Hemingway's Africa.
Inclusion information is also available.

$8,995 per person*
A post-extension trip to Zanzibar is available for an additional $2,265/person all-inclusive (including airfare)

August 4 - August 17

Borneo—Treasures, Traditions and Nature’s Bounty
Join former Zoo Director David Jones and his wife Janet on an exotic wildlife expedition to Borneo, the world's third largest island and home to many remarkable animal species, including Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey and Pygmy Elephant. The itinerary provides ample opportunities to explore the local cultures, snorkel among Pulau Gaya's coral reefs and marvel at scenic vistas from the top of Mt. Kinabalu.

Detailed information, including an itinerary, is available here:
Borneo—Treasures, Traditions and Nature's Bounty

$7,795 per person*
A post extension trip to Sarawak is available for $1,595


* International airfare not included. All prices are based on double occupancy.