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Disney in a Minute: What is the Wild Africa Trek?

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Walt Disney World offers a number of “backstage” behind-the-scenes tours. My favorite of these is the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Wild Africa Trek takes place primarily in the Kilmanjaro Safari area of the Animal Kingdom. While you will be in a safari vehicle some of the time, during most of the 2.5 hour tour you’ll be on foot, walking through brush and hilly terrain (sturdy, closed-toe shoes are a must).

During your trek, you’ll have ample opportunity to chat with knowledgeable guides who give detailed facts about animal care. But the real highlight is the ability, via a series of rope bridges (don’t worry, you’re securely harnessed), to get much closer to the park’s animals than guests on the regular Safari. Additionally, your tour includes a souvenir water bottle, a snack in a hut (boma) on the actual safari, where you can take your time observing the animals in a leisurely fashion.

The Wild Africa Trek is offered several times each morning for guests ages 8 and up. The base price is $219 plus tax, per person, which includes photos of your experience. Discounts may be available for DVC members or WDW annual pass holders. Book via the Disney World website and be sure to read the fine print, there are detailed rules about guests’ physical capabilities and the tour’s cancellation policy.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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