Lions and tigers and bears….oh my! If you are spending the day at the Animal Kingdom, one thing you do not want to miss is the Kilimanjaro Safari. Ok, so you will not see tigers or bears on this excursion, but there is a really good chance that you will will see lions sitting atop pride rock.
Climb aboard an open-air safari vehicle as your African safari journey ventures out into the 110-acre Savannah of east Africa. During this 20 minute expedition into the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, your Disney tour guide will direct your attention to over 34 different species who are roaming free in a replica of their natural habitat. As you travel over rugged terrain, you feel as though you are right in the center of their habitats. Not to worry though, Disney has done a wonderful job of creating almost invisible barriers between man and beast in the creation of this animal sanctuary dedicated to the preservation of these amazing animals.
While your guide will point out some of the animals you see on your excursion, the dash of every row on your open-air vehicle also offers a guide to its guests. Some of the animals you may encounter on your African safari include black rhinos, giraffes, elephants, gazelles, lions, hippos, crocodiles, cheetahs, warthogs, wildebeasts, ostrich, flamingos, and white rhinos. Have your cameras ready because you never know what you are going to see right in front of you. Each and every safari offers guests a different experience and don’t be surprised if some of the animals come right up to the vehicle to get a glimpse of the humans that are on display.
The best time to do you Safari excursion is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon as the animals seem to be a little more active during these times and guests are likely to see more action. This ride is very popular so it is best to include it in your Fastpass+ to avoid long waits.
Snow White’s Ranking:
Interest: Kids, tweens, teens, and adults
Height Requirements: No height restrictions
Accessibility: Guests must transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
Thrill Level: Slow ride – a little bumpy
FASTPASS+ is offered.