The Starlight Safari is a nightly safari that used to only be open to those staying at either Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village but now this incredible tour is available to any guest looking for a unique experience.
When your family chooses to take on this adventure you will meet outside of Sanaa in Kidani Village at 9:45 PM for your 10 PM Starlight Safari. This one hour special safari will take you all over Disney’s African savannas so that you can view over 30 species of African wildlife all through your night vision goggles. It is definitely a view you will never forget!
During your Starlight Safari you will not only be able to view animals such as giraffes, zebras, gazelles, wildebeest and much more but you will also have the unique experience of being able to chat with Cast Members who know this African savanna like no one else. If you have someone in your family who is mesmerized by these animals or full of questions about all these majestic animals this tour is definitely a must!
My husband and I participated in this tour December of 2015 and I have to say it is now one of our favorite tours available at Walt Disney World Resort. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was actually one of the Cast Members that helped come up with the idea for the night vision safari. Our tour only had around 8-10 people with us so we were able to move around within the vehicle in order to get the best views of the animals. We enjoyed being able to see so many animals up close and through the unique goggles. Another aspect that we really enjoyed in addition to the knowledgeable Cast Member was driving through the pregnancy barn where all the pregnant animals are housed so that they don’t give birth on the savanna. We are looking forward to doing this tour again next year when our daughter (who LOVES animals) turns 8.
Some things to note about this tour:
- Current price is $74.17
- This safari is available for guests 8 years of age or older
- This is a 1-hour tour that begins at 10 PM and concludes at 11 PM
- Full payment is due at the time of your reservation and has a 48-hour cancellation policy
- Guests utilizing a wheelchair/ECV must be able to leave their devices at Sanaa