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Get Wild for Less on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Gary Buchanan

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I recently took a trek deep into the Pangani Forest with Josh Sussman, an actor known for his roles on “Wizards of Waverly Place” and as the lovestruck gossip columnist Jacob on “Glee.” He’s also provided the voice of Randy, a sinister crab on Disney Channel’s hit show “Fish Hooks,” so Josh knows a little about interesting animals.

Our VIP excursion took us hiking through the jungle, walking across battered footbridges, traversing riverbeds teeming with giant crocodiles, learning about hippo herds and staring skyward to spot giraffes. A Florida shower hit as we boarded our private safari vehicle, which even added to the fun as we had a chance to study the animals through our binoculars as they enjoyed the cool rain on the savanna. By the time we reached our safari camp that overlooked the expansive savanna, the rain had stopped and the sun returned, providing a nice setting as we enjoyed a tasty selection of African-inspired foods.

In addition to leading our tour and entertaining us with their knowledge of the animals, our Safari Guides also tag-teamed as our personal trek photographers. Included in the price of each trek is a photo CD with professional photos of the tour and the exotic animals you’ll spot along the way.

For a limited time, you can save $50 on treks at or after 11:45 a.m. For more details on the limited-time Wild Africa Trek offer, call 407-WDW-TOUR or visit disneyworld.com/trek.

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  • I called last week and they stated to me that I could not book for December yet? Anyone know when we can book for December?

  • I was lucky to experience the Trek in May when I was there. It’s well worth the time (and cost). Not only do you see a lot of animals, but the guides are very knowledgeable and talk about little known animal facts. The picture CD that’s included in the cost is wonderful! Don’t miss it!

  • Nicholas, we’re going Dec 7-15 and will be able to make our tour reservations Tuesday, June 12 so you should be able to do it NOW! :o) Good luck.

  • I’m surprising my husband and 4 of our friends with the WAT in Oct. Can’t wait.

  • We did the Trek last September and loved it! We would do it again!


  • Do we know when they are going to start booking for December? We are coming out December 3rd and really want to do this tour!

  • I sure hope they keep this around until 2014, our next big grand gathering… I’d love to go on this and take my niece!

  • This is a great deal! I went on the Wild Africa Trek a few months ago – it was a fantastic experience!

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