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NEWS: New Limited-Time Tour Announced at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This April, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund. Disney has announced a limited-time walking tour where guests can learn about what it takes to bring the magic of animals, culture, and conservation to life. Catch all the details below.


Here are all the details from Disney cast member Thomas Smith:

We’re a little more than a month away from the multi-day celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day AND the 25th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund.  And today, I’m happy to tell you about the new “A Path Less Traveled Tour” – a unique experience being offered as part of our Earth Month activities.

While on this onstage walking tour, you’ll learn more about the authentic details, clever construction and imaginative design throughout the park. You’ll also have the chance to meet with animal care experts to learn how we care for the hundreds of animals in the park and what we’re doing to save wildlife species worldwide. This limited-time opportunity provides a glimpse into what it takes to bring the magic of animals, culture, and conservation to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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The tour will be $69.00, plus tax per guest with a 15% discount for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members. Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. and the tour runs 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. daily from March 29 – May 2, 2020, with the exception of April 21, 2020. All guests must be 10 years of age or older to participate. Tour participation requires park admission and ticket cost is not included in the tour price.

To reserve a spot in an upcoming A Path Less Traveled Tour, book in advance by calling 407-WDW-PLAY or visiting the Curiosity Animal Tours kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, across from Kilimanjaro Safaris, during park hours.

You can learn more about this unique offering by visiting under Nature Experiences.

RELATED ARTICLE: 5 Reasons Wild Africa Trek is Worth the Price

By Jenn S

Wild Africa Trek is a premium tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This 3-hour tour allows guests to view animals on the safari like never before. Guests must be over the age of 8 and at least 48 inches tall. Children under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Guests need to be ambulatory and are required to be between 45 and 300 pounds while wearing the provided gear. Additional requirements will be detailed at the time of booking. The price varies depending on the time of day, with afternoon treks being cheaper and the time of year. Expect to pay from $189 to $249 depending on the time of year. This is an expensive experience, as the price does not include your admission ticket and park admission will need to be purchased separately. However, there are many great reasons why this experience is worth the extra cost. Here are 5 reasons that the Wild Africa Trek is worth the price.


5 – Photos are included

Wild Africa Trek participants receive digital access to high-quality photos taken of the Trek. These photos will include individual and group photos as well as photos of the many different animals seen on the encounter. This is a huge value for guests participating in the experience as personal cameras and cellphones are not permitted unless they can be fastened to the gear due to safety reasons. Guests will still be able to have those great photographs without the risk of losing their personal camera or phone.

4 – Breakfast or Lunch on the Boma

This tour includes a light breakfast or lunch depending on the time of the tour. Foods are a sampling of African foods and the infamous “Jungle Juice,” a guava and passion fruit mix is served. Guests with food allergies or special dietary can be accommodated, but need to indicate their needs at the time of booking. The African inspired foods are served during a stop at the “boma,” a private platform located on the African Savanah. The word boma means “cooking place,” and should not be confused with the restaurant of the same name located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The platform will provide guests with breathtaking views of many animals on the Savanna, including giraffes, elephants, lions, white rhino and many more.

3 – Knowledgeable and passionate guides

Wild Africa Trek guides are highly trained and love to share their passion for animals, education, and conservation with the guests. These guides love their jobs and love sharing this amazing experience with their guests. Feel free to ask your guide anything about the animals you encounter, questions about food and veterinary care, and of course about the samplings of food you enjoy. These guides know it all!

Wild Africa Trek Bridge

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2 – Private Safari Truck

Guests will also have the opportunity to board an exclusive safari vehicle during the trek; this vehicle is permitted to make stops throughout the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, while the attraction vehicles are not. When the truck is stopped guests are permitted to stand and move around the truck for better views and photographs. Because each trek has a maximum of 12 guests, there is plenty of space on this truck. This allows guests to get magnificent views of many different areas of the attraction, as their trek guides provide information on the animals and their habitats.

Wild Africa Up Close

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1 – Unique and up-close animal encounters

Wild Africa Trek gives guests the opportunity to explore the Harambe Wildlife Reserve in ways that cannot be experienced from the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction. This premium experience allows guests an up-close and personal view of Hippos and Nile Crocodiles. If you have been on Kilimanjaro Safaris, you may have seen rope bridges, or witnessed guests crossing these bridges. Guests on the Wild Africa Trek will get to these cross rope bridges while wearing harnesses and get a closer look into the habitats of these animals. You will look down into the Hippo and Nile crocodile pools. Read on to find out the other animal experiences included in the tour.

Like many of the tours offered at Walt Disney World the price of Wild Africa Trek is often a deciding factor for guests who are thinking about booking. This is one of the best premium experiences on property and provides guests with a fantastic experience and memories to last a lifetime. What really makes this tour worth the cost is the up-close encounters with the animals, the knowledgeable guides, African inspired foods served at the boma and the hundreds of photos included with the price of the tour.  If you have the opportunity, this tour is worth the extra cost!

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