Kilimanjaro Safaris reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Kilimanjaro Safaris, a tour in Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Written by Alex Tason
'Kilimanjaro Safaris' is a VERY unique ride which takes you into the wild to see the animals!
'Kilimanjaro Safaris' involves you riding in a real Jeep-like vehicle actually driven by a driver/narrator...seeking out REAL animals!
The fact that you can see so many animals on this ride makes it highly appealing.
This ride is full of bumps and jumps,and is designed to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Your journey will take you over muddy trails and through small creeks! Midway through the trek, you get word that poachers have taken a baby elephant. You begin a high-speed chase hot on the trial of the poachers!
This magical story might have a happy ending. After all,this is Disney...isn't it?
I had a great time on this ride and got to see several animals in very close range. I'm sure the experience depends significantly on what animals are visible that day, but that makes it seem even more natural and exciting in my opinion. The safari ride feels like a shorter version of an attraction you travel to go on all by itself, but when you put the safari together in a park with roller coasters and seamlessly incorporate the animals it makes it extremely impressive. (10/10) - Lexi R
Beats the pants off the tour they're doing in the Wild Animal Park in San Diego these days. - Jacob Sundstrom
We loved the Safari but wished it would have went slower because just when you went to snap your camera, you were moving. Almost too bumpy for pictures. Also right before you get to the Lions hill look at the rocks because one resembles Donald Duck! and look where the flamingos/birds are because a tree/waterhole is a mickey mouse head! - Meg T.
The updates have kept the ride at perfection! You never fail to see countless animals in this long, but bumpy ride! 10/10. - David L.
This ride is an example of the uniqueness that Disney provides in their attractions. You can ride this ride over and over and over again and you'll always see something different. When i went last a finally saw the new zebra habitat and it looked cool. Definately one of my favorite rides in all of the Walt Disney World Resort! - Justin Knight
This attraction is one you can't miss while visiting Animal Kingdom. Very unique and always different when you ride because you never know what's going to happen. When we rode it today a rhino stopped right in front of the vehicle i was in and stalled the ride for 5 mins. Very cool ride and one of my favorites at Disney! - Justin Knight
Beautiful, safari Disney style - David Shaul
A very good attraction, but not quite as interesting as a few years ago. Disney needs to fix the story. - Rob Pastor
A great attraction. I look forward to seeing how the redo ends up. - Sean Huckel
This is a truly great ride. It's the best way to see some of the animals really close-up, exhibiting their natural behaviors. Giraffes were crossing the road directly in front of the safari vehicle during one ride! I went on this several times and never experienced the poacher storyline. The drivers did out the "poacher camp" but they just remarked that poaching is a serious problem in Africa and moved on. No cheesy plot and remarkable animal sightings - This is an awesome experience. - Renee Michelle
Best in class in Florida. Must do in AK. Great for kids. Max. 8/10 - Denis Del Bianco
Best attraction at Animal Kingdom! All the animals are right there where you can see them and the theme is awesome. I could do without the whole poaching storyline though. 9/10 - Brent Moody
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