I know I’m not the only person with a Disney bucket list. Right?! Last month, when I was at Walt Disney World for the premiere of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee, I had the opportunity to cross another item off my list. The Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
This guided, three-hour tour is limited to groups of 12 people, allowing for an up close and intimate safari tour. The adventure begins with a short hike through the Pangani Forest, then on to a harnessed walk across rope bridges suspended high above hippos and crocodiles. From there, it’s on to a fun safari truck ride through the savanna where you have an up close look at the animals. After the truck ride, enjoy a peaceful break at the safari camp.
I won’t lie – I was kinda scared of the suspended rope bridge, but it was fantastic! I would definitely consider that portion of the trek an adventure! Check out this short video I took while making my way above the hippos and crocodiles.
The Wild Africa Trek provides a great look at the animals within the Animal Kingdom. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable about the animals and their surroundings. In addition to the fabulous tour, rope bridge adventures and meal at the safari camp, participants receive a CD of images in the mail a few weeks later. My CD had over 200 pictures! You also get to keep the water canteen used during your tour. This private tour is priced at $189, which may sound extreme but considering all the “perks” and the overall experience, I consider it a great deal.
Things to Know About the Wild Africa Trek
- Must wear closed toe shoes (no exceptions!)
- Long pants or shorts are best.
- Ages 8 years old and up.
- Lockers are provided to store valuables.
- Personal cameras are allowed if you have a strap for them.
- Park admission is not included with this tour.
- Tours are available multiple times a day. Call (407) WDW-TOUR for pricing details.
If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, I highly recommend going on the Wild Africa Trek. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience. I promise you won’t regret it!
Check out more of my pictures on the Carrie with Children Facebook page!
Have you been on the Wild Africa Trek? What was your favorite part of the journey?
** Walt Disney Pictures, the Kissimmee CVB and Global Resort Homes is providing me with an all expenses paid trip to Central Florida for the red carpet premiere of Chimpanzee. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **