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Sense of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

A young female Guests smiling while happily posing beside an Okapi during the Sense of Africa tour

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults


Adult $249.99

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Behind the Scenes, Animal Encounters

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.

Connect to the culture of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge with a backstage tour featuring animal encounters, breakfast and more.

Female Cast Members at Boma Flavors of Africa posing happily beside a large table of smiling Guests

An Intimate Journey Behind the Scenes

Get an insider’s look at the sensory experiences that make Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge so special.

The Experience
During Sense of Africa, you’ll set out on a 3-and-a-half-hour tour that begins with an introduction to the authentic African storyline of this wildly unique Resort destination—from its art and architecture to the Cast Members who help bring it all to life!

Then, when your early-morning cravings come calling, you’ll be off to breakfast at Boma – Flavors of Africa where exclusive dishes inspired and served by an African Culinary team await! It’s a one-of-a-kind meal that’s sure to satisfy even the most ferocious of appetites.

After breakfast, the tour continues as you climb aboard a private safari vehicle and head backstage where the compassionate Cast Members of the Animal Care staff will lead you through a series of up-close encounters with some of the savanna’s most beloved animals!

Pricing and Reservations
Taking place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sense of Africa is available for $249 per Guest (tax not included). Reservations are required, as only one tour takes place each day and space is very limited.

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.

Please note that Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will receive a 15% discount on the cost of this tour.

A pack of warthogs crowding together while they casually bury their snouts into a mound of mud

Know Before You Go

View important information including physical requirements, rendezvous point, experience details and reservation policies.

  • Warning: 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 other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not participate.
  • Check-in for this experience starts at 6:45 AM in the Sunset Lounge at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House. The tour begins promptly at 7:00 AM.
  • Please check with Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge regarding early-morning transportation times. As the tour begins very early in the day, Guests may be required to use a personal vehicle or take a taxi—not included in the price of the experience—to arrive on time.
  • Guests must be at least 10 years of age to experience Sense of Africa. In addition, all Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult (18 years of age or older).
  • For safety reasons, all Guests must be able to fully understand English.
  • Closed-toe shoes with a back strap or hiking boots are required for entry into all backstage areas. No flip-flops will be allowed.
  • No cameras, video equipment or cell phones may be used while backstage. However, photography is allowed and encouraged in all non-backstage areas.
  • This tour occurs rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather or lightning.
  • Tour itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice.
  • You will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you no-show or cancel within 2 days of your reservation.
  • No same-day bookings allowed.
  • Guests using a wheelchair or ECV must leave their mobility devices behind at the Resort destination where they will retrieve them upon conclusion of the tour. Please note that Guests must be able to walk by themselves or be assisted by a member or members of their party to experience this tour.
  • Guests unable to transfer from a wheelchair may remain in their wheelchairs for the duration of the tour. However, due to the limited capacity of the safari vehicle, all accommodation requests must be confirmed ahead of time. For confirmation, please call (407) 938-4755. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Call for Reservations
(407) 939-8687
(407) WDW-TOUR


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