Disney’s Animal Kingdom is an amazingly detailed and beautiful park. When most people think of Animal Kingdom, they think of the Tree of Life or some of their popular rides. What many people don’t know is that this park offers a lot of amazing tours.Disney also donates a portion of all their tours to conservation efforts. Read along as we guide you through each tour and what they offer.
A Path Less Traveled Tour
Are you ready to go on a wild adventure? This two hour walking tour will show you what it takes for the wonderful Cast Members of Animal Kingdom to bring the magic of animals, culture, and conservation to life. During this tour, you’ll walk through the park and hear exciting stories of the detail, construction and Imagineering that went into each land. A unique highlight of this tour is that guests will meet with animal care experts to learn about how they care for the animals in the park and all that they do to save wildlife around the world.
This tour costs $69 (before tax) per person and is available for guests 10 years of age and older. It is important to note that all guests must have valid park admission to participate in the tour.
*This tour is currently unavailable but will be returning*
Caring For Giants
If you are a fan of elephants, this is the tour for you!
Caring For Giants is a fun behind-the-scenes tour that will give you a closer look at the African elephants at Animal Kingdom. During this 60-minute experience, guests will meet with a guide that will provide insight on the African elephant herd. You will learn about the day-to-day care of these majestic animals, and you will learn how Disney’s conservation effort helps elephants around the world. Perhaps the coolest part of the tour is that you will be able to get within 80-100 feet of an African elephant! This tour will bring you closer to the elephants than the Kilimanjaro Safari.
The tour costs $35 (before tax) per person. Guests must be at least four years old to participate. It is important to note that all guests must have valid park admission to participate in the tour.
Savor the Savanna
Savor the Savanna will bring you up close to the animals with a private safari, delight your taste buds with delicious African-inspired tapas and drinks and so much more! This is one of the best and most popular tours in Walt Disney World. You will begin your two hour tour by taking a journey through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. Guests will board a safari truck and you will be seated along the sides of the truck. Here, you will have access to the most breathtaking views of the savanna that Animal Kingdom has to offer. Your guide will tell you interesting facts about the inhabitants of the reserve and you may also ask anything you want to know about the wildlife. While you are taking in the beautiful scenery all around you, you are invited to partake in the sampling of delicious African-inspired cuisine. A nice selection of regional beer and wine will be offered alongside the food pairings, with water and juice also available. Guests of the tour will also receive a commemorative keepsake to take home. Disney donates a portion of all their tours to conservation efforts.
This tour costs $174 (before tax) per person. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate. It is important to note that all guests must have valid park admission to participate in the tour.
Up Close with the Rhinos
If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with rhinos, this is the tour for you!
This one hour guided adventure will get you even closer to rhinos than you have ever been before. The rhinos’ caretakers will take you backstage for a unique viewing experience. Your guides will not only introduce you to the park’s white rhinos, but they will also teach you about the behavior and biology of rhinos. You will also learn about the unfortunate challenges that threaten their population in the wild. One of the coolest draws to this tour is that you might be able to pet an actual rhino, but keep in mind that it is not guaranteed. The tour usually takes place daily around 11:00 am and can take up to 14 guests per group.
This tour costs $45 (before tax) per person. Guests must be at least four years old to participate. It is important to note that all guests must have valid park admission to participate in the tour.
Wild Africa Trek
Wild Africa Trek will give you a very detailed behind-the-scenes tour of the animals of Animal Kingdom. This three hour long tour will take you on quite the adventure!
During this tour, you will walk along the grassland path, cross a rope bridge, and take a ride in a rugged safari vehicle through the open savanna. Guests will learn very interesting facts about the animals that live there, and the conservation efforts being made to help them. Guests will also receive a complimentary souvenir and complimentary photos from their adventure!
Another big plus from this tour is that you get to enjoy some delicious African-inspired snacks during the tour. If you plan on taking the tour in the morning, the sample menu includes air-dried beef and prosciutto, smoked salmon roulade with dill, fig cake with Boursin cheese, Brie cheese and apricot, berry yogurt and dried cranberries, and fresh fruit marinated in ginger. If you plan on taking the afternoon tour, the sample menu includes chicken curry salad, sun-dried tomato hummus and mini pita, marinated tandoori shrimp, smoked salmon roulade with dill, air-dried beef and prosciutto, and fresh fruit marinated in mint and ginger.
The cost of the tour starts at $199 (before tax) per person. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate. It is important to note that all guests must have valid park admission to participate in the tour.
Any one of these tours will make your day at Animal Kingdom even more fun and enjoyable! Being able to get up close and personal with the animals of Animal Kingdom is a very memorable and unique opportunity. The experiences are both enjoyable and educational and I guarantee that it is something you will never forget. During your next trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I highly recommend booking any of these tours!
Which of these tours are you most likely to try?