The "Sense of Africa" tour will offer an exclusive Boma breakfast and an up-close encounter with several of the resort's savanna residents.
The 3 1/2 hour "Sense of Africa" tour is set to debut soon at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The experience begins with a private breakfast at Boma - Flavors of Africa. Guests can enjoy a number of exclusive food offerings, along with the typical Boma buffet. During the meal, a Disney Cast Member will share stories of the resort and African culture.
At the meal's conclusion, guests will board a private safari vehicle for a tour of the resort's grounds and interaction with a number of the animals.
The tour will be held on Tuesdays and Saturdays with reservations beginning on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Participants must be age 10 or older. The cost is $249 per person with a 15% discount available to Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders. There is a limit of 12 participants per day.
Later, we asked some AKV CM's what was going on and they said Disney was testing a new savanna tour, but that it was not yet being offered to guests. The people we saw were all CMs.
This tour sounds interesting. I'll definitely check into it and see if we can book it for one of our upcoming trips.
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Hopefully in the form of T-Bone, NY Strip, Sirloin & Filet.
This new tour gives you backstage access and from what we saw was a much longer tour than the Wanyama Safari, which drives you around the Sunset Savanna. I too am surprised at the cost of this new tour, but I am hoping it is because the tour of the barns appears to be when they will have animals being checked over.
Edit: They had to have changed the Wanyama Safari as the price in 2012 was $149 per person and today it is listed as over $60 per person. Also the write up says:
They no longer mention dinner or wine at Jikos after the safari.