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Like Kilimanjaro Safari? You’ll LOVE The Wanyama Safari At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

March 27, 2019

The Wanyama Safari is a semi-private tour that takes you around the amazing Savanna at Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World.

Much like Kilimanjaro Safari, in Animal Kingdom, you will hear facts about the animals you’re seeing as you drive around in a safari vehicle.

But, the experience is much more private and in-depth than any ride you would experience in the Theme Parks.

And once your tour is finished, you’ll walk over to Jikp, where you receive a multi-course meal, all included in the price of your experience.

Like Kilimanjaro Safari? You’ll LOVE The Wanyama Safari At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Wanyama Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Wanyama Safari

The Wanyama Safari is open to all Guests, ages 10 and over. Women who are pregnant should not go on the Safari due to the bumpy nature of the Safari Ride, much like Kilimanjaro Safaris,

Check in begins at 3 20 PM, outside of Jiko – The Cooking Place. There will be a brief Pre-Safari Reception from 3 30 – 4 PM before leaving promptly at 4 PM for the Safari.

You spend the next 90 minutes exploring 46 acres of the Savannah and learning all about the animals that live there and the Resort in which the animals call home.

Okapi at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Jiko – The Cooking Place

Going on a Safari works up an appetite.

Once the Safari comes to an end, you’ll walk to Jiko, where you’ll dine on African-inspired foods.

For Guests with food allergies dietary restrictions, you can let them know what these restrictions are at the time of registration.

Restaurants almost always have additional menu items that aren’t on the regular menu, but are on hand in the kitchen.

Inside Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Jiko – The Cooking Place

Signature Dining Dress Code

As with other Signature Dining Experiences, there is a minimum dress code that Guests must adhere to.


  • Khakis, Slacks or Dress Shorts
  • Collared Shirt
  • Jeans in good condition
  • Sport coats are optional


  • Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts
  • Jeans in good condition

Not Permitted:

  • Tank Tops
  • Flip-Flops
  • Swimsuits and Swimsuit Cover-Ups
  • Hats
  • Cut-Offs, Torn Clothing and T-Shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.
Animal Kingdom Lodge - overlooking the Savannah

The Price

The price for this experience is not a cheap one.

But, that is to be expected when you sign up semi-private adventures since the price often reflects the experience you receive and not the food.

This semi-private Savannah adventure and meal at Jiko – The Cooking Place is $209 per person, without tax.

Unfortunately, the Disney Dining Plan is not accepted during the Wanyama Safari.

Lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge
Lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge


Disney requires reservations for this experience.

For advance reservations, please call (407) WDW-PLAY

For same-day reservations, visit the Concierge at Animal Kingdom Lodge to check for availability.

**Unfortunately, a cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel within 48 hours of your reservation. The Fee amounts to the full cost of the Wanyama Safari and Dinner.

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