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Kilimanjaro Safaris

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Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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  • Kris P.
    "Every adventure is different- always fast pass if you can!"(25 Tips)
    brian
    "They no longer have us try and chase poachers off."(12 Tips)
    Kimberly D.
    "FastPass+ is a must."(8 Tips)
    Bob B.
    "Best views are on the left, but elephants are all on the right."(18 Tips)
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  • AlAnoud A.
    AlAnoud AlGhunaimSeptember 5, 2017
    Get a fast pass as early as you can, you'll avoid the heat and get to see all the animals, hopefully. This safari is extremely magnificent and the ride itself will always surprise you❤️
  • Chris C.
    Chris CornwellOctober 10, 2014
    Plan to do it multiple times if you must see all the animals. It's a nature reserve and not a zoo so don't be disappointed if animals aren't visible. However animals might be right next to you!
  • Andrew C.
    Amazing! Unexpectedly great! The vehicle drives on a road, not a track, so it doesn’t feel like a theme park ride. Really nice to see the animals have more freedom to roam.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 28, 2012
    If you're visiting the Animal Kingdom make this your first stop. If you arrive early in the morning you won't have long to wait, but if you arrive in the afternoon, be sure to get a fast pass.
  • Diana S.
    Diana SanbornJuly 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best attractions at WDW. If you have time, definitely ride more than once because different animals are active at different times. No two safari rides are the same!
  • Allison J.
    Allison JonesMarch 25, 2010
    Did you know that you can see the lions almost anytime of the year on the safari. They have their own air-conditioning/heating unit, so guests get a great view of the lions when it is cold or hot! Read more
  • Dan S.
    Dan SohaydaJune 25, 2016
    If your camera has a strap use it! The ride is very bouncy in and you can easily drop it. They do say to let them know if you do and they can retrieve it though, but don't be that guy or gal!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PerosiNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every trip is different and you never know where the animals will be. There are 2 roads through the safari and an equal number of animal pens on both sides. Sit in middle for the best photos
  • LF
    LFDecember 13, 2015
    Definitely the best part of Animal Kingdom, alongside the thrilling rides. Disney was on point when making the place just like a real safari.
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo SkiDecember 23, 2015
    This ride is awesome, they don't pack you in, and you get to see Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos and Elephants about as close up as you're gonna get apart from a real African Safari!
  • Gina S.
    Gina SanchezAugust 20, 2015
    This ride is AMAZING! If you can do it at least twice at different points in your day, you won't regret it because you'll have a different experience each time
  • Omarr C.
    Omarr CantuMarch 24, 2014
    I used to work here so I am a little partial, but I love safaris! Make sure and sit near the side of the truck for the best view and stay ahead of the driver by spotting the animals first.
  • Angie B.
    Angie B.November 1, 2012
    Got on around 10am and ALL the animals were out and either eating or sunning. We've been on this several times over the years - this has been THE best time so far.
  • David T.
    David TelferNovember 3, 2013
    The previous 'little red and the poachers' story line repaced with a much more direct 'save the planet' monologue which is nowhere near as involving nor so much fun to experience.
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa ReynoldsFebruary 21, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Every safari is different and the guides do a great job of getting you in the best viewing spots. Go early to see the most animals.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DalmeidaAugust 25, 2010
    Definitely one of the highlights of the Animal Kingdom! Make sure you get on an early morning safari or a late afternoon tour. The majority of the animals are active when it's not as hot. Great ride!
  • Scott S.
    Scott ScheirerJune 22, 2013
    A Great ride but get there early or get a fast pass. Line gets long very fast. Saw lots of animals and the guides are very knowledgeable.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WesselJune 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Despite what many guidebooks may tell you, there is no one good time to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris. Some animals will be most active and visible in the morning; others, the afternoon.
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorJanuary 1, 2012
    Jambo! and welcome to the Harambe Wildlife Reserve! Get ready for your week-long journey through Africa on an amazing safari! Have your camera out for photos, and listen to radio alerts for Simba One!
  • Jeana @.
    Jeana @ SurfandSunshine.comSeptember 12, 2013
    The left side is the best side! Do this first thing to see the most animals. Grab a fast pass to go again in the afternoon!
  • Faye G.
    Faye GamboaMay 16, 2013
    Best views were on the right for our ride, but no two safari trips are the same. Try getting the back seat! Bumpiest ride but you'll get some last-second photos if they drive too fast!!
  • Slightly P.
    Best pictures. Sometimes the animals come right up to the vehicles. It's an awesome experience for any kid (and adult!).
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleFebruary 17, 2015
    Note: Fast Pass is no longer fast here. Be prepared to spend a good amount of time waiting in line even if you've got a fast pass. Line snakes down past the marketplace.
  • Lexi G.
    Lexi GoldNovember 21, 2010
    Definitely the best ride in the park. Make sure to sit on the drivers side if you want a good view and try your best to ride early in the morning when the temperature is cooler.
  • DisneyisLove
    DisneyisLoveOctober 27, 2012
    Definitely a must if visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom. Be sure to bring a camera to get snap shots of all the animals along the ride!
  • Ariel H.
    Ariel HermanSeptember 11, 2013
    Unlike other safari rides, this one puts you in the exhibit with no barriers. We had a white rhino blocking our path and one at our side!
  • Joanne E.
    Joanne EspinosaMay 11, 2013
    Go as soon as the park opens to the safari to avoid the lines and enjoy seeing most of the animals. It's still cool and the animals are out and about.
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TashimaDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask to sit in the front row if you want a smoother ride. The farther back you sit the bumpier it gets! (if you're in to that sort of thing) :-D
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerNovember 5, 2017
    This was pretty cool! Tons of animals to see during the ride. The line moved pretty fast too (even without a fastpass)
  • MaCe P.
    MaCe PadillaApril 28, 2017
    Awesome safari trip! Loved the rhinos, giraffes and elephants. Don't miss it.
  • MaryAlice N.
    MaryAlice NelsonDecember 25, 2011
    If you have a wheelchair and can walk a little bit leave it with the strollers it makes the wait time much shorter the waiting for the special wheelchair truck
  • Gilbert H.
    Gilbert HernandezDecember 31, 2014
    Definitely the first thing to do in Animal Kingdom! Bring your camera! Try to seat in the left side of the car.
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanJuly 23, 2015
    My favourite attraction. Go early in the day when the animals are most active.
  • Brandie S.
    Brandie SicaNovember 28, 2014
    Love this ride. I make sure to go every time we come to animal kingdom. Definitely need a fast pass for this one.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DaughertyAugust 24, 2011
    When you exit the ride, go off to the right and you will see a small overhang, river, and waterfall. The silverback gorillas can be spotted here.
  • John M.
    John MorrisJune 18, 2015
    All the animals! Get there when the park opens and they are done feeding them.
  • Tammy
    TammyOctober 27, 2015
    Try to sit on the left side. There is more to see on that side. Elephants and giraffes can be seen to your right, but that's basically it.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainSeptember 21, 2015
    Bring the best camera you got. Go early in the morning or before the park closes for the peak animal times
  • Kathryn R.
    Kathryn RutkowskiJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best to do early in the morning before its super hot because then the animals aren't very active....i have also had good luck seeing animals during feeding time at 4
  • Josh S.
    Josh SwansonMay 7, 2012
    Set your camera to a sports or action setting for the best pictures! Animals jump out at sometimes giving you not much time to get the shot
  • Sam S.
    Sam SAugust 7, 2010
    Get here early as the animals will be moving around but the line gets pretty long so fast pass it and take the exploration trail and see the baby gorilla (born 5 months ago as of 8/7/10).
  • Suzanne L.
    Suzanne Lea F.June 2, 2015
    We got to see the new baby rhino however the mom and the other adult rhinos were not happy that our jeep was so close. We had to wait until they moved out of the road. Just a little intense.
  • Chris O.
    Chris OMay 23, 2012
    FastPass this ride, the line can get very long any time after 11am. Also go early and sit driver's side as others have mentioned.
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WellsAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Have your cameras ready and on the sports or action setting. The ride vehicles do not stop so be prepared.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KApril 11, 2016
    Make sure you try and get on in the morning! You can see more animals that way!
  • Mark L.
    Mark LOctober 10, 2013
    Either be on one if the first safaris or come back later in afternoon via FP. The closer to last safari the better.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LegnerFebruary 23, 2016
    Scenic views of a fake African landscape, but still pretty cool. Real animals wandering around. A must do at AK.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MitchellOctober 27, 2011
    Best attraction in the park. If possible, schedule breakfast at Tusker at 8ish and then walk right on without a wait afterwards.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WhiteAugust 19, 2014
    An enjoyable safari through Africa seeing the animals. The tour is made by a good driver and his rapour.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SeilbackFebruary 27, 2017
    Giraffes, lions, hippos, zebra, antelope and more. Well worth the time to check it out!
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