Zambezi River Village

No matter what the season, an event at the Zambezi River Lodge inside Peoria Zoo is one you will remember!

Zambezi River Village

An indoor and outdoor banquet facility at within Peoria Zoo. The River Village overlooks the Africa! exhibit. The village is available for receptions, corporate events, or group meetings. Our banquet hall can hold up to 200 guests and looks out over the lush green vegetation of Africa. Rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions, mandrill and other wildlife will graze peacefully while your guests will enjoy themselves.

Zambezi River Lodge

The Lodge provides a complementary reception site for many outdoor weddings held in our Zambezi River Village or next door at Luthy Botanical Gardens. By combining the Lodge and Village areas, we can easily accommodate more than 1000 guests.


Rondavel in Africa!

Located just outside Zambezi River Lodge is equipped with a sound system and lighting. The perfect setting for a DJ or live entertainment.

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Seasonal Concessions

COMING SOON! We're currently renovating the Zambezi River Lodge so we can offer our visitors a brand new dining experience.


For Information on any Peoria Zoo Rentals, please contact Guest Services

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