Animal Kingdom Safari
  • On Aug 9, 2023
    Diana from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, we will be going in October for our 30th wedding anniversary and would like to know if the Wanyama Safari is open? Thank you and we are looking forward to our trip!!!

    Jambo, Diana! Thanks so much for bringing this question to planDisney. We're happy you're here!

    I'm thrilled to hear that you're heading to The Most Magical Place on Earth this October for your 30th wedding anniversary! Let me first give you a BIG congratulations on this very special occasion – I'm wishing upon a star that your upcoming trip is an extra special one. When it comes to celebrations, planning for a little extra magic is always a great gift. I'd love to tell you all about the experiences available to you!

    Diana, there's nothing that can compare to the combination of magical experiences with real-life animals! I know you were hoping to experience the Wanyama Safari on your upcoming trip, though I'm sorry to let you know that this experience hasn't come back to Walt Disney World Resort quite yet. But have no fear! I'd love to share some alternate experiences that you might love just as much – or even more!

    If it's a safari that you're wanting to experience, look no further than Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! I love going first thing in the morning when the temperatures are a little cooler and the animals tend to be more active. However, you may also want to check out some alternate Enchanting Extras. There are many animal-themed experiences available, such as the Wild Africa Trek, which my friends can't stop talking about and is definitely next on my bucket list! On my last trip, my husband and our friends all experienced Up Close with Rhinos, and all I can say is – whoa. This felt super special and was definitely a core memory for all of us, especially since we got to pet a rhino! You could even book Caring for Giants if elephants are more up your alley (however, no petting allowed!). If you're looking for something with more personalized service, what about Savor the Savanna? This combines a safari with a sampling of African-inspired food, too! Speaking of food, perhaps you'd like to make an advance dining reservation at Boma - Flavors of Africa, Jiko - The Cooking Place, or Sanaa. Or if you want something extra unique, consider the Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! You could even commemorate your trip with a Capture Your Moment photo session. These photo sessions are available at each of the parks, including Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! There are so many ways to add an extra sprinkle of pixie dust to your very special anniversary, Diana, but the most important part is that you and your spouse will be making memories together.

    I'm sending you all the faith, trust, and pixie dust that you're going to have a magical and memorable trip! If you have any other questions, please visit us again.

    Hakuna Matata,
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