The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The longer I do this blog, the more stuff I find out about Disney World.  I really don’t know everything there is to know, which is why I have not been picked for the Mom’s Panel, and why I started the blog so that I can beef up both my writing and my knowledge.

Mr. T and I try to do something different on each of our visits.  We have taken several backstage tours, and because of suggestions from my blog readers, I am adding new stuff daily.

I recently was made aware of the Wild Africa Trek.  From the Walt Disney World website:

Join the ultimate animal adventure! Journey deep into Pangani Forest on a thrilling, privately guided expedition featuring close encounters with exotic wildlife species. Get closer than you ever dreamed possible to Nile crocodiles and massive hippos. Venture on to a VIP safari across an open savanna teeming with native African creatures!

Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences

Dozens of massive Nile crocodiles patrol the jungle riverbed. Mammoth hippos move deftly underwater. You are there to see it all!

Adventurers are fitted with an expedition harness that attaches to an overhead track. Once your group reaches the riverbank, get a stunning look at the hippos, just 10 feet below. After a seemingly precarious trek across a rope bridge dangling over a throng of enormous crocodiles, experience another unbelievable view as you hang over the crocs’ riverbed lair!

VIP Safari

Enjoy a brief hike onto a sweeping African savanna for a VIP safari, including a visit to an exclusive safari camp with incredible views of everything from towering giraffe to powerful rhinos.

True Life-Adventure

Wild Africa Trek is a jaw-dropping journey only a few Guests get to experience. The expedition is a true encounter with African creatures in their native habitat. Come with us on this Disney True-Life Adventure!


A Disney photographer captures your experiences along the way. When you return home from your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll receive a photo CD in the mail, so you can relive your wild adventure again and again. Photo CD is included in the cost of the tour.

Not being a fan of Animal Kingdom, I do think this one would be a fun time.  Any excursion where I am in a smaller group of people, getting individual attention, and participating in an exclusive experience is something I’m on board for.

For more information you can view the video at Wild Africa Trek.  If anyone has done this, I would love to hear your feedback.


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4 responses to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight

  1. wdwalone

    I have done a lot of tours, but not this one yet. I cannot wait to do this one soon – I love Animal Kingdom and the other tours there are awesome so I’m sure this one is great too!

  2. Wonderful… I love the song with the same title too. 🙂

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