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Wanyama Safari

A giraffe feeding from a trees during the Wanyama Safari while excited Guests watch along in wonder

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

African, American Cuisine

Fine/Signature Dining

$$$$ (over $60 per adult) More Information

Dining Plans Not Accepted

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Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Set out for private safari encounters with exotic animals before grazing on a multi-course meal at Jiko – The Cooking Place.

A zebra and 2 ostriches foraging outside Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Adventure Beckons

Explore the spectacular savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—home to rare and fascinating wildlife.

Available daily, this 90-minute tour presents a unique vantage point for observing exotic animals. Each excursion is limited to just 12 Guests—so you can truly anticipate a personalized tour with an experienced guide!

The Adventure
Climb aboard a safari vehicle and get ready for spectacular sights as you embark on an authentic recreation of an African afternoon game drive, spread out across 46 acres of savanna.

During your journey, your knowledgeable guide will share little-known insights on the animals around you—all while giving an inside look at the history and management of the animals, and the architecture of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort too.

The Animals
Be on the lookout for majestic mammals and exotic birds that represent a cross-section of African wildlife. More than 30 different species live on the savannas!

During your adventure, you might spot:

  • Giraffes
  • Okapis
  • Zebras
  • Red river hogs
  • Antelopes
  • Ostriches
  • Wildebeest

Be sure to bring your camera along to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities!

Traditional African breads and flatbreads in a wire basket, with a side dish of dips and condiments

Feast on African-Inspired Fare

After your thrilling afternoon safari concludes, savor the sumptuous cuisine at Jiko – The Cooking Place.

Sample menu items during this multi-course meal may include:

  • Traditional African dips and breads
  • Sampling of African-inspired appetizers
  • Beef short rib
  • North African-style chicken
  • Maize-crusted sustainable fish with seasonal vegetables
  • Decadent dessert sampling
  • South African wine pairings

Please note: Menu items are subject to change without notice.

2 impalas in high grass

Reservations Required

Be sure to reserve this popular experience in advance—up to 180 days prior to your visit!

For advance reservations, please call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529. For same-day reservations, visit the Concierge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to check availability. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Please note: A cancellation fee amounting to the full cost of the Wanyama Safari and Dinner will apply for all no-shows or cancellations made less than 48 hours before your reservation time.

2 giraffes in a grove of savanna trees with sunlight peeking through

Know Before You Go

View important information about physical requirements, experience details, reservation policies and more.

  • This experience features a ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savanna. For your safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure; heart, back or neck problems; motion sickness or any other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure.
  • Please note that expectant mothers should not participate.
  • Check-in for this experience will be located at the podium next to Jiko – The Cooking Place starting at 3:20 PM, with a prompt safari departure at 4:00 PM. The pre-safari reception will be held from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • The minimum dress code is required of Guests at this Signature Dining experience. Dressier attire is also welcome. Please explore the minimum dress code requirements:
    • Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional.
    • Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition.
    • Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.
  • Guests must be 10 years of age and older to participate in the Wanyama Safari and Dinner.
  • The Wanyama Safari takes place outdoors. Please wear appropriate attire and shoes.
  • Admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is not required for this experience.
  • This experience may be cancelled due to severe or inclement weather.
  • This location can accommodate most special dietary needs. Advance notice may be required and cancellation fees may apply. Please indicate any special dietary needs at the time of your reservation booking.
  • The Wanyama Safari and Dinner is not included with any Disney dining plan.
  • Please note that a cancellation fee amounting to the full cost of the Wanyama Safari and Dinner will apply for all no shows or cancellations taking place less than 48 hours before your reserved experience.

A long oval ‘sampler’ plate with a tempting assortment of exotic desserts

Jiko – The Cooking Place

Simmer your senses in vibrant spices as crackling wood-burning ovens and boutique South African wines transport you into the heart of Africa.

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We're Roaring with Excitement!

Trek through Shop Disney Parks for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 20th Anniversary keepsakes.

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  • Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

    *Calls to this number are generally free, but some charges may still apply from a landline or mobile. **International call charges apply. Please check with your network operator for rates. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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