During the #DisneyGlobalEvent last month, we had the opportunity to get the experience the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Up until last month and maybe being from California, I had only actually heard of Animal Kingdom. I did not know about the private VIP safari expedition that you can find inside the park, that isn’t always easy getting a reservation for.
When I first heard we were going on the Wild Africa Trek, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited. I had already accepted the fact that I was going to have to be brave and go zip lining, so going to a place with animals sounded more like fun than scary.
Once we arrived at the area at Animal Kingdom for the Wild Africa Trek, we were broken into two groups and were assigned a tour guide to help us get geared up, fill our water bottles and put on our VIP name badges.
When we were asked to put on their gear, I was thinking in my head we must be really going on some kind of adventure. I then was worried that I shouldn’t have brought my camera, but after looking around, I seen the guides with fancy cameras around their neck that kind of reassured me that my camera was going to be okay.
After we were all geared up, our group each had to pass a trek test. Once everyone completed the test, we were on our way for a 3 hour Wild Africa Trek adventure! This is where the fun begins and I am going to share with you a few things about my experience. While 3 hours seems long, it seemed to go by too fast.
Not only did I see some BIG crocodiles, I also seen some HUGE hippos and learn a few things about them I didn’t know. What is neat is you get to view these hippos from the river’s edge while fitted with an expedition harness that attaches to an overhead track to prevent us from falling in.
Since I LOVE giraffes, one of my FAVORITE parts of the Wild Africa Trek was getting CLOSE to these cute giraffes. If only we could have pet them!
Normally I would share more details about this trip, because know I have a ton of pictures, but I don’t want to spoil all the surprises for you.If you love to experience the outdoors and you love animals, I want you to experience the Wild Africa Trek At Disney’s Animal Kingdom too!
Now that I have shared this experience with my fellow mommy blogger friends, I would love to go back one day and bring my family.
For more details on this once in a life time experience, visit: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tours-and-experiences/wild-africa-trek/
Disclosure – I received an invitation to take a trip to Florida for the Red Carpet Premiere of Chimpanzee as a guest of Disney and Global Resort Homes for the #DisneyGlobalEvent. This post is not a paid post and the opinions stated herein are 100% my own.