Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Give Me Your Best Shot #PSF

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How do I adequately describe the experience of being taken behind the scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, being led on a three-hour private safari where I was close enough to reach out an touch animals (don’t worry – I didn’t), and enjoying African-inspired delicacies on the savanna?

I truly felt transported to another world. I was relaxed, in awe of the beauty of the Animal Kingdom, and thoroughly entertained. My experience on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney World can best be shared through the pictures that I captured. I’ll apologize now for the sheer number. I swear I did narrow them down…

Lolli on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Me at the start of the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Our group at the beginning of the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Our group at the beginning of the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Our guides on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Our guides on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

 Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Crossing the bridge - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Crossing the bridge - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Giraffe - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

We were so close to the giraffes!

ELEPHANTS - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Flamingoes - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

African delicacies - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The "African delicacies" were so good, and the presentation was fantastic!

African delicacies - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Sara, Emily, and Carrie shared a peaceful meal with me

African delicacies - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

So many simple, special touches!

The Savannah - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

I love that I caught 4 different kinds of animals in one shot!

Cheetah - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

One of the cheetahs put on a show for us - she climbed a tree!

Lion - Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The lion was stunning, and he was looking right at me!

Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom

3 hours later, we were a little more tired but so thrilled with what we had experienced!


PS – Did you know that you can experience the Wild Africa Trek next time you’re at Disney World, too? I highly recommend it for a totally unique theme park experience.

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Disclosure: I experienced the Wild Africa Trek as part of an expense-paid media trip to Disney World for the red carpet premiere of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee. All opinions are my own. Photos are from my own camera as well as group shots from our safari guides (yes, you actually get a photo CD to keep as part of your ticket price!).

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I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. what lens did you take with you?

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    Lolli Reply:

    Brienne, I had my 70-200mm lens (you can see it in the picture of me on the bridge). It’s a huge lens, but it was so worth it to take just to get the zoomed-in shots of the animals!

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    Brienne Reply:

    awesome. Thank you. That is my dream lens. I can’t afford it yet but I am thinking of renting it to bring on my trek. I didn’t want to rent it if we were not allowed to bring it along. Thanks :)

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  2. Amazing blog!
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  3. WOW! Your photos turned out fabulous. I can’t believe that lion shot! Although I also love the giraffe!
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  4. you took some beautifully done photos pleasure to share all those memories with you. Hugs

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  5. This was such an amazing little adventure we went on. I thought the little snack was pretty neat too!

    I love the first picture of you!

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  6. the cheetah- how awesome! they weren’t out when we went around. great shot! i want a new lens yet again now LOL
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  7. Wow! It looks gorgeous there, and so many different animals! What a fun day!
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  8. Wow, looks amazing. You have some wonderful shots. That alligator is one big guy!

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  9. What an awesome experience you had to attend this! I followed your progress on twitter all week.
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  10. Awesome…seriously awesome! So much fun! Your photos are incredible. Miss you friend!

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  11. Wow what an awesome experience!!! Those photos are fantastic. Disney…what can you say…they do it right 100% of the time! :) Can’t wait to bring my boys there.
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  12. Looks like you had so much fun! Gorgeous photos! I love the one on the rope bridge!!

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  13. Gorgeous animal shots huni x x

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  14. I am thoroughly jealous now. The Everglades, Epcot and now Animal Kingdom?! What truly amazing experiences and your photos are so stunning! I love the shot giraffe and the lion. The field if depth in those shots are incredible. GORGEOUS!!!
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  15. This was probably the highlight of the entire trip for me. What an amazing experience! I can’t believe we got to experience it! The Wild Africa Trek is now a “must do” on my list. I love all your pretty pictures!
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  16. We’re heading back down to Disney in September and I can’t wait…neither can the boys. :)

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  17. Those photos are amazing!
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