My husband commented on our last trip that he saw more animals on that trip then he had ever seen before. Reason? We went straight to Kilimanjaro Safari first thing in the morning. The air was cool and the animals were much more active than ever before. It did help that we visited Walt Disney World in November so the mornings were definitely cooler than in August or even September.
In an effort to give guests better viewing of the animals, Walt Disney World has incorporated little tricks to move the animals closer to where guests pass by and even installing air conditioned rocks for the lions to hang out on rather than letting them retreat back so they are very hard to see. Don’t worry though, Disney does everything possible to keep the animals safe and in an environment that is healthy to them as well as the guest.
Another great trick to view the animals – have look-outs on each end of the seat to watch for those harder to see animals. On a recent trip we were able to see the hyenas that had not been a part of the safari. It is highly recommended keeping the small ones toward the middle of the seat, so little arms and legs aren’t sticking out. The ride is very bumpy since you are traveling on well-worn dirt roads or so they appear to be well-worn. 🙂
How many animals have you been able to find? Do you use the guide on the back of the seat in front of you or listen as the cast member points out the different animals?
Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.