Africa in the Animal Kingdom contains the village Harambe, Swahili for Come Together. Harambe resembles an East African port, a place where visitors embarking on a real-life safari might stay before their journey begins. According to Imagineers, Harambe was once part of an African colony, but since 1961 it is self-governing and is now the starting point for those embarking on a safari. Here you will find a realistic looking hotel building, a restaurant, an outdoor bar and entertainment area, all places that a real East African Port would contain. The thatched huts were even constructed by Zulu craftspeople from South Africa.
The main attraction in Africa, and the attraction that Harambe centers around, is the Kilimanjaro Safaris. Your party will embark on a ‘fourteen day’ safari through the lush African savanna, 110-acre Harambe Wildlife Reserve. On your journey, you will see over 34 different species of exotic African wildlife. Always have your camera at the ready, you never know what you might see.
The Pangani Forest Exploration Trail is home to native African wildlife including Western Lowland Gorillas, Dung Bettles, Pygmy Geese and more. Located next to the Kilimanjaro Safaris, the three-eights of a mile trail offers multiple observation decks and research students who can provide extra information about the animals and answer any questions you might have.
After visiting Africa, take the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.