Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to be Include Nighttime Excursions Starting in 2016

Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of the most popular attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom and starting in the spring of 2016 guests will have a chance to enjoy the ride after dark on the all-new nighttime safari adventure. The new nighttime safari was announced during last weekend's D23 Expo.

Kilimanjaro Safaris to start nighttime excursions in 2016Kilimanjaro Safaris to start nighttime excursions in 2016

Currently Kilimanjaro Safaris offers guests a chance to take an 18-minute daytime-only expedition into the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.

The 110-acre Reserve is home to 34 species of African wildlife including hippos, antelope, Black Rhino, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, flamingos, wildebeests, zebras, and more.

The new nighttime safari will include African wild dogs and hyenas in addition to the current animals on the savanna.

There's no word yet regarding an official date when the nighttime safari is set to begin at the Animal Kingdom.

Are you looking forward to the nighttime safari at the Animal Kingdom? Leave us a comment and let us know.


BarbaraB wrote on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:07:

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Definitely looking forward to nighttime safaris. A lot of the animals are more active at night.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:15:

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I'm so excited about the new animals that will be coming!

Dan C. wrote on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:27:

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Really looking forward to this. I always thought Animal Kingdom was missing out by not being opened at night. It should really be a whole new world -yes, I said that on purpose ;) - at night. More so than the other parks in my opinion.

Vicky wrote on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 02:05:

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Call me a chicken.....but nighttine, darkness and wild animals are not an idea of a fun time for me. I'm sure others might like it but I will enjoy my awesome room while they go!

Linda wrote on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:04:

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Cannot wait. It sounds so adventurous. I love to be outside at night so many unexpected moments can happen. Love to see animals at night. Thanks for making this happen.

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