Crocs, Hippos and Rickety Footbridges Add Up To Wild Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Navigating a rickety footbridge suspended over a river chasm can be a white-knuckle experience.  For explorers on an all-new Disney adventure launching Jan. 16, 2011, what lurks below their bridge may quicken their step to get to the other side: crocodiles!

A ravine of menacing-looking crocs, pools of hippos, bushwalks along untracked terrain and other thrills await guests on Wild Africa Trek, a unique wildlife experience into the deepest, most-remote reaches of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The three-hour, expert-led adventure will immerse guests in the realms and wildlife thrills of far-off Africa – without leaving Walt Disney World Resort.  In small groups, guests on Wild Africa Trek will enjoy an “up-close-and-personal” experience with African wildlife species that make their home in Pangani Forest as well as other areas of the park’s Harambe Wildlife Reserve.  As part of the adventure, guests will clip onto a lifeline as they step to the very edge of a cliff to get amazingly close to the hippos and crocs waiting just below.  Talk about cliff-hangers!

Wild Africa Trek will be offered several times daily for groups consisting of no more than 12 trekkers per safari.  Reservations (ages 9 and up) can be arranged by calling 407/WDW-TOUR (939-8687).  Pricing for this unique adventure will vary seasonally.  Guests who wish to experience Wild Africa Trek between Jan. 16-Feb. 26, 2011, may take advantage of an introductory offer starting at $129 per person.  Park admission is required for tour participants.

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