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Private Rooms


Zambezi River Village

An OUTDOOR banquet facility within Peoria Zoo. The River Village overlooks the Africa! exhibit and contains the Rondavel . The Rondavel sits in the center of the village and is equipped with a sound system and lighting.  The perfect setting for a DJ or live entertainment. The village is available for receptions, corporate events, or group meetings.



Zambezi River Lodge

Located right next to the River Village inside The Peoria Zoo, The Zambezi River Lodge seats up to 200 people. With breathtaking views of the 'Africa Portal', this is a much sought after venue for receptions and conferences.

Book the Zambezi River Lodge and River Village together for a unique INDOOR and OUTDOOR venue.



Treetops Classroom

Perched high on the boardwalk overlooking the  Africa! exhibit. Once in the classroom visitors will have the very unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at the giraffe barn through a special viewing window.

Seats 25-30 people comfortably.



Tropics Classroom

Located in our Tropics Building. In the classroom visitors will have a very unique opportunity.

Seats 35-40 people comfortably.


The Zambezi River Lodge set for Private Party
The Zambezi River Lodge set for Private Party


The Lodge has indoor restrooms, heated floors, a catering kitchen, and is temperature-controlled for year-round use. Just outside is the Zambezi River Village which includes a covered, open-air rondoval for additional entertainment needs. You and your guests will have a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.


Rent the Entire Zoo!

A grrr-eat place to host an outing for your entire company!

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