Wild Africa Trek – Animal Kingdom Tour You Don’t Want To Miss

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There is so much more to see and do at Walt Disney World than just four theme parks and the downtown area. We will be exploring all the “extra perks” that they have offer including tours, behinds the scenes and special little events throughout the year. Join us as we continue through the Animal Kingdom.

Wild Africa Trek

A privately guided VIP expedition offering close encounters with exotic African wildlife in their native habitat.

It’s a thrilling safari adventure..

Roam with wild animals on this 3-hour safari trek through the Safi River Valley at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. 

The Journey
See yawning hippos and hissing crocodiles just 10 feet below as you make your way across a shaky rope bridge, secured to an overhead track with a safety harness. Ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savanna teeming with native African creatures, from towering giraffes to powerful rhinos.

On your journey, your knowledgeable guide will share little-known insights on the majestic animals on view as well as the general operation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

Candid Photo Ops
A professional photographer will also be taking pictures throughout, so feel free to relax and spend some quality time, up close and personal with the animals of the Harambe Reserve. At the end of your expedition, you’ll receive your CD loaded with memories.

And as if your trek weren’t memorable enough, you’ll receive a complimentary souvenir as well!

Indulge in Some Gourmet Eats

Work up a decadent appetite during your trek and indulge in some first-class, African-inspired snacks.

Some Sample Menu Items Include:

Morning

  • Air-dried beef and prosciutto
  • Smoked salmon roulade with dill
  • Fig cake with Boursin cheese
  • Brie cheese and apricot
  • Berry yogurt and dried cranberries
  • Fresh fruit marinated in mint and ginger

Afternoon

  • 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.

Know Before You Go:

View important information including physical requirements, recommended attire and amenities provided.

  • WARNING: For your safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure; heart, back or neck problems; motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not participate.
  • 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.
  • You must have physical stamina, comfort with heights, and the surefootedness to negotiate small hills, foliage and unsteady rope bridges on this tour. Guests seeking a less strenuous or wheelchair-accessible trek should contact Wild Africa Trek operations at 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687) for alternative programs.
  • 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.
  • Complimentary lockers for your belongings will be provided. You will also receive a safety vest and wireless headset so that you can hear your guide at all times. Cameras are allowed as long as they can be securely fastened to the vest.
  • Please arrive on time and allow approximately 10 minutes for the walk from the turnstiles at the front of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park to the Harambe area check-in location.
  • Excursion occurs rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather or lightning.
  • Tour itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice.
  • You will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you no-show or cancel within 2 days of your reservation.

Have you ever done the Wild Africa Trek? What did you think of it? Join us next time to see what else we can find to explore behind the scenes.

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2 thoughts on “Wild Africa Trek – Animal Kingdom Tour You Don’t Want To Miss

  1. I highly recommend this!! We have been on the tour twice now and absolutely LOVE it! The staff is awesome and very knowledgeable. We had two adults, two teens and one younger child (9) when we went and we all enjoyed every bit of it. We go to Disney once or twice a year and this is now a must do on at least one trip. Really, we LOVE it! Thank you!

  2. I went on the Wild Africa Trek about a year and a half ago. It was very interesting and a refreshing change of pace from the parks. The guides were well informed and seemed to really enjoy guiding the tours. I was a bit disappointed in the snack stop at the Boma. They gave you wonderful, exotic foods to try, but it felt very rushed. You almost had to choose between eating the snack, or looking out at the savannah and taking photos of the animals. I was also disappointed in the photo CD included with the tour. You receive photos of everyone in your tour group, so if you can arrange to go with other friends, it would be much better than having photos of people you don’t know! I do like that part of the tour fee goes toward conservation, and you get to choose which animals in particular you would like to support, but I still felt the fee was a bit high for what the experience entailed. I am fortunate enough to have been on safari in Africa and can say this was quite a nice experience. We definitely were closer to hippos on this tour than we were in Africa because of safety concerns in the wild!

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