Wandering across the bridge into the African section of the park really feels like you are being transported into an African safari village called Harambe. You’ll find the park’s premiere animal attractions here, as well as some fantastic African culture and flavors.
Real safari vehicles take visitors into a mostly wide open environment that is teeming with wildlife. Once the vehicle enters the African Plains section of the adventure, there’s rarely anything standing between you and the animals. We’ve been told this single attraction is almost as big as the entire Magic Kingdom®.
Festival of the Lion King
In 2014 this show moved to a brand new theater in the Africa section of the park. It’s a Broadway-style musical with incredible singers, dancers, acrobats, and even aerialists, performing songs from one of Disney’s most popular films. This has been rated the number one live show in all of Walt Disney World® for many years!
Africa’s Animal Exhibits
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
Underwater hippo viewing, an amazing encounter with a troupe of gorillas, and an astonishing assortment of African fish and birds. This section of the park should not be missed!
This brand new section of the village mimics real central African shopping marketplaces. Here you will find a blend of authentic Africa and Disney magic.
Tusker House Restaurant
Table service. African and American cuisine, buffet-style. This is the home of Donald Duck’s Safari Breakfast. Reservations recommended.
Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
Snacks. Freshly brewed coffee and baked goods right on the edge of Harambe.
Harambe Fruit Market
Snacks. A healthy selection of fruit and refreshments.
Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Quick service and snacks. Good selection of sandwiches and salads.
RAFIKI’S PLANET WATCH
An old steam engine train takes guests into some of the behind-the-scenes areas of the Animal Kingdom, including a petting zoo and a peek into the veterinarian facilities that care for the park’s animals.
Wildlife Express Train
This is the kind of steam engine you’ve seen in old movies about explorers venturing into the heart of Africa.
See cotton-top tamarins and environmental messages along the trail from the train station to the Conservation Station.
Peek into the veterinary facilities that keep all of the Animal Kingdom’s creatures healthy and happy. There are interactive presentations here throughout the day.
Get hands-on with exotic and domestic animals from all over the world. Kids love this area!
NOTE: Because this area of the park allows guests into close contact with animals, there are restrictions on food and drink items.