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Adventures by Disney Announces Special South Africa Departure Hosted by Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning

Amanda Adler

by , Public Relations Manager, Adventures by Disney

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, today Adventures by Disney announced a special adult-exclusive Safari to South Africa departure for Nov. 30, 2018. On this unique trip, you can explore Africa with special hosts Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, who will share their expertise on storytelling, wildlife and conservation.

Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering

Throughout the trip, Joe will share his insight on this magnificent country through the lens of an artist. Learn from Joe as he leads sketching sessions (no prior art experience required!) at iconic locations in South Africa. He’ll also share the experiences in Africa that inspired him to create Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Meanwhile, Mark, a native of South Africa, will share his expertise on South African natural history. Learn about the unique species that live in the areas visited on the trip, including the birds at Cape Point; the elephants, birds and monkeys in Knysna; and the abundant wildlife found during the game drives at Kapama Private Game Reserve.

Take a sneak peek at what’s in store in this video!

Bookings for this once-in-a-lifetime experience begin tomorrow, and you’ll want to secure your spot right away as space is limited. Visit for more details!


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