Animal Kingdom Archives
Wildlife Discovery Excursions


Wildlife Discovery Excursions were discontinued December 2010.


For those looking for similar animal encounter experiences, the following are still offered:

Sunrise Safari
Sunset (Wanyama) Safari
Wild Africa Trek



Guests staying on the concierge level at a Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort can take advantage of a unique tour called Wildlife Discovery Excursions. An animal expert will accompany you in a specialy designed climate controlled vehicle for a one hour journey into the 110 acre savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom. (Tours began February 2005).

This tour is very educational and full of information regarding Disney's animal programs. You stop at pre-selected locations in the savannah for photo oportunities. The tour is held rain or shine (unless the weather is severe). During our tour it rained quite heavily at times, however the animals were out all over the savannah.

Small groups (14 maximum) head out for this adventure twice a day at a cost of $45 each. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund. Advance reservations are required. Contact your concierge or resort itinerary planner at your deluxe Disney resort.


Wildlife Discovery Excursion SIgn

Excursion Vehicle

Excursion Vehicle

Our Guide Lonnie

Our Guide Lonnie

Reticulated Giraffe

Reticulated Giraffe

African Elephant

African Elephant

Eland

Eland

Baby Nadirah

Baby Nadirah

Kianga, Tufani and adult Elephant

Kianga, Tufani and adult Elephant

Baby Nadirah

Baby Nadirah

Thomson's Gazelle

Thomson's Gazelle

Mineral and Salt Licks

Mineral and Salt Licks

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

Cheetah

Cheetah

Cheetahs

Cheetahs

Female Lion

Female Lion

Ostrich

Ostrich

Ostrich egg discussion

Lonnie talks about Ostrich eggs.

Ostrich

Ostrich

Grant's Zebra

Grant's Zebra

Ostrich Peers into the Van

What's going on in there?

Grant's Zebra

Grant's Zebra

Scimitar-horned Oryx

Scimitar-horned Oryx

Wheelchair Ramp

Wheelchair Ramp

Excursion Van Seating

Seating



Photos February 2006