Wild Africa Trek Tour
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Anyone take this tour recently? Is it worth the money? Last year my husband and daughters went on the Aqua Seas Tour and loved it so I was thinking that this tour might be interesting for them this year. Will an almost 10 year old like it? Thanks in advance!!
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I did it last June with my (then) 13 year old DD and 14 year old DNiece. We all loved it. It's very fun, informative, and has a lot of "Danger" built in that is anything but dangerous; walking across a rickety suspension bridge with missing boards (while attached to guidelines and harnesses), being just a few feet from alligators (while being far enough away they can't get to you), feeding hippos (which are actually the deadliest animals - and being close but not too close).
We loved that we were allowed the time to see and really watch some of the animals - some you'd normally not even truly see!!
I loved this tour also and definitely think it's worth the money. I did the "accessible" version, which does not include the suspension bridges or feeding the hippos, so I think the regular tour would be even better. I didn't expect the "snack" they served at the viewing area to be anything special, but it was fantastic and much more than a snack. The viewing area is a special experience.
We did the tour last May and loved it! Just one thing of caution.....if anyone is heat sensitive (like i am) you may want to take an earlier tour than later. It tends to get real hot, especially when you are in the vest/harness contraption. They provide you with a water bottle in the beginning. Our water wasn't real cool. More like luke warm which wasn't great when your hot and want something cool to drink. They did have a cooler at about a half-way point which you could refill your water bottle. That water was much cooler.
The tour isnt fast-paced so you get some good animal time. The viewing area that they served our lunch at was nice, covered and has restroom facilities. There are great picture opportunites also.
I will do this tour again when I have the oppportunity.
I really hate to say this, but I took it last year and wasn't exactly wowed by it. It felt too staged for me (like "finding" prints and putting on a harness), and too long. I'm sure that I'm really in the minority, but I didn't think that it was worth the money and wouldn't do it again. Sorry to be so negative
Purely in the interests of providing a balanced view, I too thought it was fun but overpriced. Value for money is a difficult concept at WDW, because everything is so expensive, but I thought this was a teeny bit gimmicky too.
I do think your ten year old would enjoy it, though. Just don't pick a really hot day.
We did it last November and LOVED it! I was worried about the bridges because I don't like heights (or bridges) and it was great! I really felt like I conquered something. The tour guides were very informative and the Boma where we had lunch was beautiful. Lots of great photo ops. And I thought the bathrooms were going to be outhouse type - but no! This is Disney. Automatic everything. My DH always says "Try the flower" (edible orchid) with the lunch.