Have you ever thought about taking some Animal Kingdom tours? The Wild Africa Trek? What about the Sense of Africa?

Animal Kingdom Tours

We did the Wild Africa Trek, a few years ago. Recently, as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we had the opportunity to experience the Sense of Africa tour. These premium animal experience Animal Kingdom tours provide the budding Jack Hanna (or Jane Hanna) with an up-close look at the animals, their feeding patterns, and training.

They’re unique experiences that shouldn’t be missed!

Sense of Africa Animal Kingdom Tours

The Sense of Africa tour takes guests behind the scenes of the Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna. You visit the okapi, giraffe, red headed hogs, ostrich, and maybe a few others while learning about their feeding habits and training.

After an educational and filling breakfast at Boma, you embark on an open air truck to explore the Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna and visit a few animal paddocks.

Animal Kingdom Tours Sense of Africa Breakfast

Disney offers the 3.5 hour Sense of Africa tour from 7:00AM – 10:30AM on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The cost is $266.24/person (includes tax & grat); with a 10% DVC & Annual pass-holder discount available.

You must be 10 years old or older to go on the tour and any guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The tour has a very small 12 person maximum size, so it’s a great tour to do with a large family group. Grandparents, parents, and kids would make for a fun family adventure!

Some safety guidelines do apply. It’s a rough truck ride through the savanna, so Disney recommends you be in relatively good health for the tour. Also, no sandals, open-toe, or open-heel shoes will be allowed, since you’ll be in many backstage locations.

Animal Kingdom Tours Sense of Africa Okapi

With the feed for the animals (hay, peanuts, etc.) guests with allergies should take caution when booking the tour.

Wild Africa Trek Animal Kingdom Tours

A couple years ago, my daughter and wife experience the Wild Africa Trek Animal Kingdom Tours. My daughter still talks about it, to this day.

She absolutely LOVED the tour and it was definitely worth the cost.

The Wild Africa Trek is a premium animal encounter experience. It costs between $189 and $249 at the time of this post.

Guests go on a trek above the Animal Kingdom savanna on rope bridges, ride in savanna trucks, and walk along grassland paths behind the scenes.

You will learn far more about these animals on this tour than you would on the savanna ride in the park.

After your 3 hour trek, you will have worked up an appetite. Disney takes care of this with African inspired snacks for your enjoyment. You can see sample menus from Disney, below.


  • Air-dried beef and prosciutto
  • Smoked salmon roulade with dill
  • Fig cake with Boursin cheese
  • Brie cheese and apricot
  • Berry yogurt and dried cranberries
  • Fresh fruit marinated in mint and ginger


  • Chicken curry sala
  • Sun-dried tomato hummus and mini pit
  • Marinated tandoori shrim
  • Smoked salmon roulade with dil
  • Air-dried beef and prosciutt
  • Fresh fruit marinated in mint and ginger