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Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is getting a new attraction this summer and it’s sure to be a hit with the entire family. Called the Wild Africa Trek, this adventure will take guests on an unforgettable journey through the African Savannah.
You’ll have the opportunity to see some of the planet’s most amazing animals up close and personal, including lions, elephants, and gorillas.
Best of all, you’ll get an Insider’s View into how Disney cares for these animals every day. If you’re looking for an exciting new experience to share with your loved ones, look no further than the Wild Africa Trek!
I spoke to Paul at Walt Disney World about their new Wild Africa Trek available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Watch the video for more information, pictures and a preview of what you can expect during Disney’s Wild Africa Trek.
Here’s a recap of what Paul had to say about the Wild Africa Trek:
Cost: $199 per Person (tax not included)
- Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult (18 years of age or older).
- Participants must be 8 years of age or older and at least 48 inches (122 cm) tall.
- Participants must be between 45 and 300 lbs. with the harness gear on. The safety harnesses used for this experience may prohibit Guests of certain body shapes or sizes from participating.
Time: Wild Africa Treks are approximately three hours long and are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. – though the times may vary.
What to wear: Recommended attire includes shorts or pants and a comfortable shirt. Closed-toe shoes with a back strap or hiking boots are required. No flip-flops will be allowed. Skirts or dresses are not recommended.
Reservations: Suggested. Call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. Theme park admission is required, but not included in the price of this tour. Theme park reservations are also required.
From Disney website:
The Wild Africa Trek Journey
Walk along a grassland path, cross a rope bridge and ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savanna—with a chance to view African creatures including towering giraffes, powerful rhinos, hippos and crocodiles.
Along your journey, your knowledgeable guide will share insights about the majestic animals you’re viewing, as well as details about the park’s dedication to animal conservation.
And as if your safari weren’t memorable enough, you’ll receive a complimentary souvenir as well!
Complimentary Photo Services
Enjoy your encounters with the animals of the Harambe Reserve while a trained photographer captures all the action and excitement throughout your adventure—a service that’s included with your tour.
At the end of your expedition, you’ll receive a photo code that you can use to access and download images taken during your Wild Africa Trek experience.
Indulge In Gourmet Eats
Work up an appetite during your trek and then enjoy some first-class, African-inspired snacks.
- Chicken curry salad
- Sun-dried tomato hummus and mini pita
- Marinated tandoori shrimp
- Smoked salmon roulade with dill
- Air-dried beef and prosciutto
- Fresh fruit marinated in mint and ginger
Please note: Menu items are subject to change without notice.
Originally published on April 30, 2012. Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Pattie Cordova