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    Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail

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As the trail winds between the domain of two troops of lowland gorillas, it’s hard to see what, if anything, separates you from the primates. Also on the trail is a hippo pool with an underwater viewing area, plus a naked-mole-rat exhibit. A highlight is an exotic-bird aviary so craftily designed that you can barely tell you’re in an enclosure.

Touring Tips

The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail is lush, beautiful, and filled with people much of the time. Guests exiting Kilimanjaro Safaris can choose between returning to Harambe or walking the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. Many opt for the trail. Thus, when the Safaris are operating at full tilt, it spews hundreds of guests every couple of minutes onto the Exploration Trail.

The trail’s hours are cut during fall and winter, closing as early as 4:30 p.m. Check the Times Guide for the schedule.

If you’re more into the wildlife than the thrill rides, a good strategy is to schedule a Safaris FastPass+ reservation for around 10 or 10:30 a.m. That’s long enough for an uncrowded, leisurely morning tour of the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail and a quick snack before you go on safari.

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