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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.

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Now Available to All Guests

Come one, come all—the Wanyama Safari and Dinner is officially open to all Walt Disney World Guests!

No matter where you stay throughout your Disney vacation, you can make the most of this exciting safari package at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—available for $209 per Guest (ages 10 and older; tax not included).

For booking, please call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

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
After a pre-safari reception with the chefs and a cultural representative from Jiko – The Cooking Place, 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.

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Reservations Required

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

The Wanyama Safari and Dinner can be booked by calling (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. 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 taking place less than 48 hours before your reserved experience.

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.
  • For men, the following dress code guidelines will apply during your dinner: khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts and collared shirts; sports coats are optional.
  • For women, the following dress code guidelines will apply during your dinner: capris, skirts, dresses, jeans and dress shorts.
  • The following attire will not permitted in the dining room at Jiko – The Cooking Place: tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs or torn clothing. While T-shirts are allowed, the policy remains that T-shirts with offensive language or graphics are not acceptable.
  • 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.
  • A portion of all proceeds from the Wanyama Safari and Dinner will be donated to the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF).
  • Simba’s Clubhouse—the supervised children’s activity center at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—normally opens at 4:30 PM. However, with advance notice, Cast Members will accept children prior to the normal opening time for Guests who are attending the Wanyama Safari.
  • 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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  • 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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