Wanyama Safari Resort Tour

Disney's Description

Wanyama Safari and Dinner is exclusively for Guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas.  The Wanyama Safari and Dinner is offered in the afternoon seven days a week, subject to availability.

Giraffes and a zebra feeding at Animal Kingdom LodgeJoin the group of adventurers, in the lounge area at Jiko–The Cooking Place, and embark on an adventure of a true African afternoon safari drive. Get up-close to the animals and end the event with a multi-course meal served family style at Jiko – The Cooking Place.

This safari is an opportunity to spend time with members from the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge animal programs team. Learn about the natural history and management of the animal collection at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Enjoy incredible photo opportunities of the animals and architecture of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge that can only be experienced from the perspective on the savanna.

Dinner at Jiko – The Cooking Place

After the safari, return to Jiko in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for a savory dinner. The menu begins with traditional African dips, breads and appetizers. The entrees include vegan, vegetarian and meat-based dishes, like oak roasted filet of beef with mac & cheese and chermoula roasted chicken. The meal ends with choices from the sweet dessert platter.

Tour Information

Time & Location : 4pm everyday in Jiko inside Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House.

Duration: 3+ hours

Cost: $190.64 including tax & gratuity (No Discounts Available; Children cost the same as adults.)

Park Visited: None

Includes: Tour, Dinner (including African wine pairings) & Gratuity

Sample Tour Content*:

  • Safari ride on the savannas at Animal Kingdom Lodge (approx. 1.5-1.75 hours)
  • Dinner at Jiko in the Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House.  A sample Wanyama Safari Jiko menu can be found here.

*Disney’s tour schedules and content can change at any time due to a variety of factors. Rest assured, if for some reason the tour can’t or doesn’t go to one of the stops you’ve read about here or on other websites, your Tour Guide still has plenty of magic up their sleeves to make sure you have a wonderful tour experience.

Maximum Group Size: 12

Listening Devices Available: No

Hearing Disabilities: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


  • Guests must be 8+
  • All guests must be staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge or Animal Kingdom Villas
  • Can book up to 180 days in advance through the Itinerary Planning Office

Photography Restrictions: Photography is permitted throughout the tour.

Bag Storage: Guests carry their baggage with them.

Additional Notes:

  • This is an outdoor tour – dress appropriately & wear suncreen. Disney will not cancel or provide refunds for this tour (or most others) in the event of inclement weather (Disney will cancel for hurricanes, but not average rain).

Book: Call Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Itinerary Planning Office or Animal Kingdom Lodge Club Concierge at (407) 938-4755 (9am-6pm EST).  You must have an existing Animal Kingdom Lodge or Animal Kingdom Villas reservation prior to making tour reservations.

DTR Review

DTR has not yet reviewed this tour. For now, check out the reviews in the Other Tour Reviews & Links section below.

You can also find other DTR posts about the Wanyama Safari here.

Other Tour Reviews & Links

  • Our Disney World Vacation Blog Review by mandyandriley from August 2010.  This detailed review includes maps & videos.  After watching how close guests got to the giraffes, I am dying to take this tour (even with the added cost of a room at AKL).
  • Wanyama Safari Video by YOUatarian from July 2009.  This short, dizzying video clip gives a glimpse at what it is like inside the safari vehicle.  As you can see, the safari went on in the rain.

Related Podcasts

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