Okay Back for Part 2 of our Safari. This 10 out of 10 Family Adventure is one of my favorites in the parks.
Walt's original plan for the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland was to have real animals. They had to explain to Walt that it wouldn't work.
Well years later when the Disney company opened the Animal Kingdom they made Walt's dream come true. Kilimanjaro Safaris transports you to Africa. In part 1 we saw some Elephants ---let's see what we can see in Part 2
Kilimanjaro Safaris is entered in after passing through the town of Harambe. The ride takes place in the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. The ride itself takes up more space than all of Disneyland in CA
The animals you can encounter on a trip to Africa via the Safari ride can be impressive...Here are just a few that we got some shots of on our ride.
"Don't worry, the natives tell me that they are only dangerous when they wiggle their ears and blow bubble"
"You know the crocs are always looking for a hand out. Ya' but be careful, I once had an English teacher on board and she didn't listen to me......
"Now she is teaching shorthand"
Look closely and you may see Tiger Woods-----
oh never mind it is just another Cheetah
One of the great things about this ride is that most of the animals have free roam of the large enclosures. It is not uncommon to have a Rhino stroll right next to or in front of your vehicle.
Hiding in the background the elusive Okapi. A Relative of the Giraffe family.
A tiny little Thompson's Gazelle
Up ahead is one of the cool lookout stations
Oh Look more Zebras
The backside of Zebra
That is all for today's journey through this magical ride. I hope I made the point in the end about what an amazing journey this ride can be.
Here is the list of animals you may see along your journey. I just posted some of the better pictures that we got on ours.
- Greater kudu
- White-faced whistling duck
- Northern pintail
- Sable antelope
- Greater flamingo
- Blue wildebeest
- Pink-backed pelican
- Common eland
- Yellow-billed duck
- Thomson's gazelle
- Yellow-billed stork
- Ankole cattle
- Dama gazelle
- Egyptian goose
- Scimitar oryx
- Red-billed teal
- Helmeted guineafowl
- White-breasted cormorant
- Blue crane
- Yellow-backed duiker
- Saddle-billed stork
- Grant's zebra
- Black rhinoceros
- White rhinoceros
- Nile crocodile
- Reticulated giraffe
- Masai giraffe
- African elephant