Kilimanjaro Safari

Can’t get to Africa this year?….me either…

Check out my favorite ride at Animal Kingdom!

The Kilimanjaro Safari..

It’s always a different experience!

You will board a 32-passenger open-air Safari Truck and take a trip through the 100-acre Harambe Wildlife Reserve.  There are a great number of animals that you may see during the ride, including black and white rhinos, cheetahs, flamingos, lions, giraffes, warthogs, zebras, wildebeests, ostriches, crocodiles, antelopes, and more.  The problem is that the animals aren’t always “out” and your viewing may be limited by the time of day and simple “luck of the draw.”

I have to add though that every time I have been on it we have been pretty lucky. The animals look like they could stroll right up to the vehicles, but there are cleverly camouflaged barriers and drops protecting both the animals and passengers.

The Safari is based on a story about missing elephants and poachers and there will be a live guide to narrate and answer questions during the Safari.  The Safari vehicles only stop for a few moments throughout the ride so make sure you have your camera or binoculars ready.  The ride isn’t particularly rough, especially now that the seats are cushioned, but if you’re concerned about being jostled then request seats closer to the front of the truck where the ride isn’t as rough.

There are no seatbelts.  I think this is fun, but use your best judgment if you are pregnant or have back problems.

Overall this is a great attraction. It incorporates the viewing of tons of live animals with a fun and active story to create an attraction that is great for the whole family. Whether you are planning a first or tenth trip to the Animal Kingdom, be sure to make this attraction part of your day.

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