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Wild Africa Trek

Bear Island Road, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando, FL (Central Business District)
407 939-8687
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Ranked #13 of 119 Activities in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Disney, Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Join the ultimate animal adventure! Journey deep into Pangani Forest on a thrilling, privately guided expedition featuring close encounters with exotic wildlife species. Get closer than you ever dreamed possible to Nile crocodiles and massive hippos. Venture on to a VIP safari across an open savanna teeming with native African creatures!Once-In-A-Lifetime ExperiencesDozens of massive Nile crocodiles patrol the jungle riverbed. Mammoth hippos move deftly underwater. You are there to see it all!Adventurers are fitted with an expedition harness that attaches to an overhead track. Once your group reaches the riverbank, get a stunning look at the hippos, just 10 feet below. After a seemingly precarious trek across a rope bridge dangling over a throng of enormous crocodiles, experience another unbelievable view as you hang over the crocs' riverbed lair!VIP SafariEnjoy a brief hike onto a sweeping African savanna for a VIP safari, including a visit to an exclusive safari camp with incredible views of everything from towering giraffe to powerful rhinos.True Life-AdventureWild Africa Trek is a jaw-dropping journey only a few Guests get to experience. The expedition is a true encounter with African creatures in their native habitat. Come with us on this Disney True-Life Adventure!PhotographyA Disney photographer captures your experiences along the way. When you return home from your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, you'll receive a photo CD in the mail, so you can relive your wild adventure again and again. Photo CD is included in the cost of the tour.
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North Wales
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband, son and I all loved this tour. It was very well organised and our guides Abbé and Jay were very lovely and knowledgeable, despite thinking it's the hokey pokey when we all know it's the hokey cokey ;-) The trek meets next to the entrance to Kilimanjaro safaris where you are fitted with a harness and ear piece... More

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Revere, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had our trek on November 1, 2014. It was a REALLY windy and cold day. This being said, the Wild African Trek was still* one of the best experiences I have ever had. We got up close to hippos, crocodiles, and giraffes, cattle, and many more animals during our safari portion. We also got many free pictures, and of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Having watched the video at DisneyParks channel on YouTube and having read the positive reviews in both Unofficial Disney World Guide and on several websites, I have expected a Wild Africa Trek Tour with lots of animals and walking and thrill. What we got was very little walking, very few animals and lots of security checks (checking the restraints every... More

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Houston, Texas
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205 reviews 205 reviews
39 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Yep, it is pricy but the best way to get up close to wildlife in a natural surrounding in the USA. Our guides Davis and Morgan made the trek fun, safe, educational and entertaining for the entire three hour adventure. We saw graceful giraffes, hippos, crocks, zebras, baboons in close settings without the confines of a zoo. Lunch was the... More

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England
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

We booked this trip at the last minute. It was about 450USD for two if us which I thought was quite expensive although we did go on the 8.00am trip. Later times were 50USD off person. We arrived at Animal Kingdom at 7.30 to discover that as it was so early the car park ticket booths were shut so we... More

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Bermagui, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

At almost $200 per person this is an expensive "trek" but as we were visiting during the "off" season they regularly offer discounts and I knew this so I enquired and found out they were offering a $50 per person discount for the month of September for trek's between 12noon and 3pm. So I booked Hubby and I in for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The extra fee needed to take this trek was SOOOO worth it. We found out about it quite by accident..thanks to an employee on the safari ride. Our three hour tour was AMAZING, our guides Stephanie & Abbe, who are very friendly,knowledgeable, funny. I must admit we were hesitant about the fee, but you get a private safari tour, a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I was a little hesitate to spend $200 per person, But this was so worth every penny! Our guides were so knowledgable and super accommodating. We had great views while they feed the hippos. Walking across both bridges was exciting. The safari truck ride was similar to the normal ride but truck pulled over several time for photo opportunities. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

So this is an add on tour at Disneys Animal Kingdom you have to pay for separately. It is fairly expensive however you get: a 3hr personal tour with tour guides, behind the scenes tour, special safari through savannah, a food snack (which tastes great) on the wooden lodge building - with amazing views, free photos included, souvenir water flask... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yes this tour is PRICEY... but to me it was worth every single penny I paid. I went on the first tour in February. It was chilly but I found that the animals were very active and the park didn't open until 9, so the Savannah was practically just us and the animals. When we arrived we had to sign... More

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