Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Oct 25, 2022
    Natalie from NSW 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, I wanted to check if there are any updates on the Wanyama Safari and dinner coming back at Animal Kingdom Lodge. It looks like such a great tour to take advantage of the AKL grounds and enjoy Jiko food. I really hope it comes back soon!

    Hi Natalie,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question! 

    I absolutely love Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge; I’ve stayed there twice and loved every moment of it. That hotel just feels like home!

    Unfortunately, the Jiko Wanyama Safari hasn’t returned to Animal Kingdom Lodge and we here at planDisney don’t have any insight on if/when it will return. 

    Hakuna Matata though, there are some other great Animal Kingdom options in the Enchanting Extras Collection. These include the Wild Africa Trek and Savor the Savanna. While these are both in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, they are options to venture to different parts of Animal Kingdom that you might not normally see!

    If you want to experience Jiko, make sure to book your dining reservation in advance. It also looks like you can join the mobile walk-up list as well, but you’ll need to be at Animal Kingdom Lodge to do that.

    I know this wasn’t the news you were wishing for, but I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is useful as you think about other options for this unique experience. If you have any other planning or vacation questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

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