Kilimanjaro Safaris

13 Days: Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Later in the day, the lion is resting while we all take pictures of it!

Kilimanjaro Safaris is perhaps the best known part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.  There are so many incredible things to discover about this attraction!  We have selected it for #Day13 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown because it is one ride that we are really looking forward to seeing.

Most of the time when we ride it, it’s later on in the day, and we get shots like the one above of the lion…but this year, we are going to wake up early, go to Animal Kingdom, and experience the Safaris early, while the animals are still active in their daily activities!  That will be a treat for me, one in which I hope to get many incredible photos for you all to see.

Kilimanjaro Safaris

The flamingos are present in this shot on Kilimanjaro Safaris!

The Safaris have an incredible amount of things to discover, from the lion to these flamingos, to elephants, and hippos and any number of other animals.  Perhaps my favorite, though, are these long creatures, my wife’s favorites:

Kilimanjaro Safaris

The young giraffe looks like he’s smiling or laughing at us!

The giraffes are so expressive, the one above looks like it’s laughing at us and our attempts to take pictures of him and his friends!  Watch out, though, because they have long tongues for getting to their food, and if you get too close, a tongue bath may not be much fun!

What do you think of the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?  Do you like it, not like it, ride it every now and again, think it’s too bouncy, or what?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Pangani Forest Exploration

61 Days: Pangani Forest Exploration

Pangani Forest Exploration

The Okapi are part of the animals you can find and learn about at the Pangani Forest Exploration.

Welcome to the Animal Kingdom!  It is #Day61 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown, and for this day, we are taking a look at the Pangani Forest Exploration, a walking path right over by Kilimanjaro Safaris!  This 3/8th of a mile walking trail has areas to show you more about the gorillas, hippos, and birds that you will encounter here, as well as other animals such as our friend the Okapi.  To be honest with you, this isn’t really an attraction that we do very often.  I think so often we are so focused on the Safari ride that we don’t think about this until we have gotten off and are already over in Asia.  However, it’s attractions such as this that could cause you, should you decide to embark on them, to extend your day at Animal Kingdom from being a half day park like it has the reputation for being and turning it into a full day park.

Pangani Forest Exploration

This bird is the Snowy-crowned Robin-chat.

I had to do some serious cropping to get to a point where you could see the Snowy-crowned Robin-chat bird. It’s funny, because I had no idea what these creatures were, but over on Wikipedia I found an article about the Pangani Forest Exploration and it had links to some of the animals you would find here.  So here I am, clicking on each link to see if it matched my photo — this one did, and that’s why I think it is the Snowy-crowned Robin-chat.

Pangani Forest Exploration

While I think I knew the name of the previous bird, this one has me stumped!

So, I have no idea what this creature is called.  Do you?  If you do, please let me know in the comments, and thanks!  I’m guessing that it is some kind of duck, but I don’t know for certain…

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed your look at the Pangani Forest Exploration!