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One of the most popular attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition closely replicates the feeling of being on an actual African photo safari. At the beginning of the trip, your tour guide will inform you that Big Red and Little Red, a mother elephant and her baby are lost. Along the way to saving them from poachers, your tour guide will point out the various animals you encounter. Don’t worry…your safari jeep will chase the poachers away from the elephants, and everyone lives happily ever after.
In alphabetical order, you’ll see antelope, baboons, black rhinos, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, flamingos, gazelle, giraffes, hippopotamus, lions, okapis, ostriches, warthogs, white rhinos, wildebeests and zebras.
The best time to do Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition is right after the park opens or after 4 p.m. The lines will be short and the animals will be active. The line for Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition can be quite long from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Using a FastPass+ for the afternoon is also a good option. Check our 1-Day and 2-Day Touring Plans for Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for suggested times.
The animals have more than 100 acres of savanna to roam, but they stay close to the road due to strategically placed salt licks and water troughs. (Convenient, huh?) The tour guide will make rolling stops in front of each animal sanctuary, so be sure to have your cameras ready. Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition is a Frog Family favorite at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Tad loves the lions, Lily loves the Thomson’s gazelles, Leap loves the rhinos and Mommy Frog loves the elephants. We try to sit on the left side of the jeep since most of the animal sanctuaries are on that side.
Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition is a safari jeep ride and is located in Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. The duration of this attraction is about 20 minutes. Each jeep holds up to 36 passengers with each row seating up to 5 guests. There are no seating restraints. Guests must transfer from their motorized scooter or ECV to an available wheelchair to experience the attraction.
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If you have a large group with more than one camera, sit on opposite sides of the safari vehicle to catch all of the action. Always keep your cameras ready as animals roam freely throughout the reserve and you never know when a terrific picture-taking opportunity may present itself.
Do not feed the animals. Disney Imagineers made many research trips to Africa to ensure that the landscapes accurately replicate the experience of taking a safari in Africa. Since animals have minds of their own, no two safaris are ever the same.
Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition is the largest attraction at any Disney Theme Park.
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