Do you think you know Disney World like the back of your hand?  Do you think you’ve done everything there is to do?  This may be something that is new to you.

The Wild Africa Trek is a private guided tour through the Pangani Forest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Each expedition party is limited to 12 guests.  It is so much more than just an extended version of the Kilimanjaro Safari.  It is a personal VIP experience that brings you up close and personal with some very amazing animals.

A View From Above

Each person on the safari is fitted with a harness that connects to an overhead track.  It allows you to look down on the animals from very close ranges – as close as just ten feet away.

You also get to visit a private camp where you can see across the savanna. After the privately guided tour, which lasts about three hours, you get to taste some delicious African-inspired foods.

Enjoy up close views of wildlife on the Wild Africa Trek.

Enjoy up close views of wildlife on the Wild Africa Trek.

One of the most interesting things about this special tour experience is that a Disney photographer accompanies you on the adventure.  Disney sends a photo CD to your home after the tour.  This allows you to focus on enjoying the experience and not focus on taking pictures along the way.  It also makes sure that you don’t drop your camera – which is not permitted on the tour – into the mouth of a hungry crocodile below.

Cost And Schedule

The price and schedule tends to vary.  These days, the tours take place seven days a week, between 8am and 2pm, every 45 minutes.  With the discount, the cost before 11am is $189 and the cost after 11am is $139.  You do need to pay for admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

Of course it gets much hotter as you get later in the day, and often animals become less active as the daily temperatures rise. That may be why the discount is in place – especially in the hottest summer months.

To book the adventure, call 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687)

If you are interested in learning more about the tour, check out this video from the Disney blog: