Disney’s Wild Africa Trek Review Tips and Photos

If you’re looking for an extra-special Disney experience for your family, Disney’s Wild Africa Trek offers a 3 hour VIP guided experience that lets you get up close to the animals, spend more time in the “Savannah” spotting wildlife, and offers insider info on everything Animal Kingdom. Classy Mommy highly recommends this adventure! Plus it includes an authentic gourmet meal with majestic views of Flamingos and Giraffes – and whatever other animals happen to saunter by during your meal. You’ll also get a souvenir water bottle to bring home – and use during your adventure! Check out our Disney’s Wild Africa Trek Review Tips and Photos – plus some video of the actual Wild Africa Trek too.

Disney's Wild Africa Trek Review Tips and Photos

Video: 3 Tips for Disney’s Wild Africa Trek

Disney’s Wild Africa Trek Review Tips and Photos

We’ve got lots of photos from our tour to give you an idea of what it’s all about. The rope bridge is nothing to be afraid of but it is definitely exciting to walk across it knowing all the wild creatures are beneath you  – when I crossed there was a bunch of fighting crocodiles below us!

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If your family loves the Kilimanjaro Safari, definitely consider the Wild Africa Trek. The VIP guided Wild Africa Trek allows you to spend 3 hours in the wilderness with a  knowledgable and entertaining private guide – you’ll go off the beaten path on the Savannah and be able to get out and walk around on some trails and get closer to animals – while harnessed in of course – which makes for great photos and a real thrill.

 What You’ll Wear on Disney’s Wild Africa Trek

When you arrive to check in, you’ll get suited up in your Safari gear. Disney gives you  a safety vest and wireless headset so that you can hear your guide at all times.You vest has all kinds of clips and pockets for you to store your water bottle and other essential gear.

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You’ll also be able to get harnessed into your vest to view the Hippos and cross the high rope bridge too – really cool!

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This is my group getting all harnessed in to explore and photograph along the river bank with the hippos and crocs below us. It was fantastic!

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Gourmet Lunch on Disney’s Wild Africa Trek

Yum! The lunch was so interesting and served in these steel canteens. Everything was ultra fresh and the view was stunning! Authentic African cuisine too. The curried chicken salad was my favorite!

Note: Lunchtime is when you’ll get your bathroom break about 2 hours into the tour – so be sure you go to the bathroom before your journey begins.

Disney Wild Africa Trek Gourmet Food

You’ll eat your meal in these little special patio with a gorgeous view that was surrounded by giraffes and Flamingos on my visit.

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Capturing Photos on Disney’s Wild Africa Trek

Cameras are allowed as long as they can be securely fastened to the vest. Definitely bring a camera!!! Plus, your guide doubles as a special photographer that can capture lots of great photos for you too – and these are all complimentary and included in your pricing for the tour. Nice!

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Who can go on the Wild Africa Trek

Children must be at least 8 years old and 48 inches tall. If you are under the age of 18, an adult must also accompany guests. My kids are DYING to do the Wild Africa Trek. I experienced it years ago and they were too young. Now my youngest is 8 so we are adding it to our family MUST DO Disney list for a future visit.

Participants must be between 45 and 300 lbs with the harness gear on too. It’s not a hard day of walking for anyone in reasonable shape as you’ll be traveling by the safari truck must of the time with just short walks and that fun jaunt across the suspension bridge. However, keep in mind the Florida heat can make any easy excursion feel more strenuous.

See all the current pricing details and information on booking your VIP Wild Africa Trek here. 

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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