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Kilimanjaro Safaris®

An open-air safari bus drives in a river past 3 elephants

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Africa

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages

Thrill Level

Slow Rides

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Accessibility

  • Must Transfer to Wheelchair
  • Assistive Listening
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Language Translation Devices
  • Video Captioning

Advisories

  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Due to the nature of the experience, Guests with service animals should check with a Cast Member at the attraction for boarding information.

Interests

Animal Encounters, Classics

Guest Policies

  • WARNING! For 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 ride.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Ride off in an open-air vehicle for a tour of a lush African savanna, home to exotic animals like lions and elephants.

A stately lion reclines on a boulder as seen on Kilimanjaro Safaris

A Wildlife Adventure

Glimpse real animals in their natural habitats during an 18-minute expedition into the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.

Traipse along a twisting path amid a lush garden gateway and make your way to the rendezvous point of Kilimanjaro Safaris expedition, the touring company for your adventure into the wilds. Featuring picturesque open plains, shady forest landscapes and rocky wetlands, the 110-acre Harambe Wildlife Reserve is a spectacular sanctuary dedicated to the protection of African animals.

The Call of the Wild
Climb aboard an open-air safari vehicle and hang on tight as you take off on a guided tour into the African outback—where over 34 different species of exotic African wildlife seemingly roam free. As your bumpy transport makes its way through rugged terrain, glimpse an array of exotic animals in a variety of unique habitats, your helpful guide providing you with valuable information during the journey.

Unique Animal Encounters
Spot a shy hippopotamus nestled beneath a still pond. Behold a regal lion sunbathing on a rocky perch. Drive past a gentle giraffe grazing on a tall tree. Wave hello to a resting rhino. Since animals have minds of their own, every Kilimanjaro Safari expedition is a unique and unforgettable experience.

Some animals you may encounter during the tour include:

  • Antelope
  • Mandrill
  • Black Rhino
  • Cheetah
  • Crocodile
  • Elephant
  • Flamingo
  • Gazelle
  • Giraffe
  • Hippopotamus
  • Lion
  • Okapis
  • Ostrich
  • Warthog
  • White Rhino
  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra

Be sure to keep your eyes open and have a camera ready! You never know what amazing animals you’ll see on a Kilimanjaro Safaris outing.

A girl points at animals while riding in a bus full of Guests on Kilimanjaro Safaris

VIP Safari

Those looking to extend their safari tour of Africa should consider the privately guided Wild Africa Trek. Offering even closer encounters with exotic animals, this 3-hour adventure invites up to 12 Guests to embark on a private nature hike into the Pangani Forest and Safi River Valley alongside knowledgeable Disney guides.

This exciting tour, which is available at an additional cost, also includes African-inspired delicacies and a CD of professionally-taken photos are also included.

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Complimentary FastPass+ Service Offered

As early as 30 days in advance, you can secure a time for this or other attractions that offer FastPass+ service. And with a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation and valid theme park admission, make selections up to 60 days before your check-in date.

Check FastPass+ Availability

Plan Ahead for Best Selection

To have a greater variety of options to choose from, we suggest you make FastPass+ selections early. Or if you prefer, simply decide as you go and use the My Disney Experience mobile app to view real-time wait times for standby entrances.

Valid theme park admission required. FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited. Certain MyMagic+ features and benefits require online registration.

2 African elephants with tusks caressing each other's faces with their trunks

Disney Animals

Revel in the magnificence of our elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers and more—and in the depth of Disney’s worldwide commitment to wildlife conservation.

Hours

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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