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  • On Apr 18, 2016
    Ashlyn from KY Asked

    Is there a "best" time of day to ride the Kilimanjaro Safari? We plan on getting a fast pass, but wondered if there is a certain time of day when the animals are more active. We are visiting in October.

    Ashlyn,
    I absolutely love Animal Kingdom and the Kilimanjaro Safari is my favorite experience! I find that the animals are the most active in the morning. During our last trip we arrived at Animal Kingdom right at rope drop and went to the Kilimanjaro Safari first. We saw a mom and baby white rhino chasing each other, a cheetah casually walking by and giraffes nuzzling. 

    Also, there is a brand new Nocturnal Encounters opening May 27, in which you can do a nighttime safari tour and see the animals at night! I was lucky enough to participate in the preview for this experience and it was amazing!! The animals were more active than I'd ever seen them! We got a preview into the nocturnal habits of the animals, saw the sunset from the safari and saw amazing animals. It was a do-not-miss experience! 

    Magically,
    Stacy
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Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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