The Best Attractions for Explorers in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Kilimanjaro Safaris ©The Walt Disney Company

Kilimanjaro Safaris ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide: Explorers

We all have an adventurer inside of us! Treat the explorers in your family to an African safari, an archaeological dig and a chance to watch endangered lowland gorillas in these fantastic Disney Animal Kingdom attractions for explorers – young and old!

The Boneyard

Dig through sand for Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Woolly Mammoth replica bones. The playground includes tunnels, slides and a multi-level maze but the dig site is for budding paleontologists! For the energetic, run up the hill and tap on the “xylobone’s” fossilized bones to create music.

Tip:

Adults can rest in a shaded area near the dig site with cooling fans.

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Traverse wobbly bridges and drive over rutted dirt roads in an open-air safari vehicle to view giraffes, elephants, lions and hippos among dozens of other species. The end of the safari involves guests in part of a chase to save a young animal from poachers. (Duration: 14 minutes)

Tip:

Stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and get special entrance to a morning Kilimanjaro Safari

Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

Walk through tropical vegetation into an African grassland savannah to spot okapi and meerkats; observe naked mole rats in underground burrows from a glass viewing area, and watch Carmine Bee-eaters in an aviary. The highlight is watching endangered lowland gorillas up-close from several vantage points, including a suspension bridge.

Tip:

Begins near the Kilimanjaro Safaris and ends near the Harambe station of the Wildlife Express Train.

Which of these adventures in Disney Animal Kingdom sound the most exciting to you?