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Old 10-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek Tour

I just booked the Wild Africa Trek Tour at Animal Kingdom.

My friend and I love the safari, this looks like fun. Has anyone been on it? What did you think?
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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I did it solo in May 2012. I really enjoyed it and would do it again.

A couple of things you will need to know:

You can't bring anything in your pockets including no spare camera batteries or spare SDHC cards for your camera so make sure it's fully charged and you have a card with plenty of space. If you have a fancy camera with lenses that can be changed, you can't bring extra lenses along. Only the one attached to the camera can go.

Your camera needs to be able to either go around your neck or be attached to your vest.

Make sure you wear closed toe shoes.

Your items like a backpack or bag of any kind along with the stuff from your pockets will go into an individual locker with a lock so they will be safe while you are on the trek.

And the most important tip: Have fun!
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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I did it solo in May 2012. I really enjoyed it and would do it again.

A couple of things you will need to know:

You can't bring anything in your pockets including no spare camera batteries or spare SDHC cards for your camera so make sure it's fully charged and you have a card with plenty of space. If you have a fancy camera with lenses that can be changed, you can't bring extra lenses along. Only the one attached to the camera can go.

Your camera needs to be able to either go around your neck or be attached to your vest.

Make sure you wear closed toe shoes.

Your items like a backpack or bag of any kind along with the stuff from your pockets will go into an individual locker with a lock so they will be safe while you are on the trek.

And the most important tip: Have fun!
Thanks! Yes, the CM was VERY specific to those things when I booked my tickets. Did you enjoy your photo CD? were they pictures of just you or others in your group? were there stock photos in it as well? I purchased my photopass disc for my trip so these pictures are just a bonus.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Thanks! Yes, the CM was VERY specific to those things when I booked my tickets. Did you enjoy your photo CD? were they pictures of just you or others in your group? were there stock photos in it as well? I purchased my photopass disc for my trip so these pictures are just a bonus.
There were pictures of everyone in the group as well as some of just me. And lots of pictures of the animals we saw too. One of the guides primarily took pictures while the other did most of the talking.

The pictures are great to have. The pictures for the trek are seperate from the regular photopass that you can buy.

About a month after the trek, you will receive the photopass CD of the pictures taken on the trek sent to your house. That is included in the cost of the trek.

When I showed my family the pictures of the rope bridges they couldn't believe I walked over them. I was very glad the guide took pictures of us actually walking over the bridges so I could prove I did it.
I talked about the trek so much at home afterwards that my teenage son wants to do it now. LOL
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There were pictures of everyone in the group as well as some of just me. And lots of pictures of the animals we saw too. One of the guides primarily took pictures while the other did most of the talking.

The pictures are great to have. The pictures for the trek are seperate from the regular photopass that you can buy.

About a month after the trek, you will receive the photopass CD of the pictures taken on the trek sent to your house. That is included in the cost of the trek.

When I showed my family the pictures of the rope bridges they couldn't believe I walked over them. I was very glad the guide took pictures of us actually walking over the bridges so I could prove I did it.
I talked about the trek so much at home afterwards that my teenage son wants to do it now. LOL
thanks! it sounds great! I think I will be in the same position as you! I will be returning to WDW in January with my DD and animal kingdom is her favorite park. I believe I will be repeating this tour!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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I took the trek in December of 2012 and had a great time. They give you a cool metal waterbottle that you carry in your vest/safety harness. Ham it up with the pictures, ask for whatever you want (they are constantly shooting). It is included! As PP mentioned, one CD for everyone (think photoshare).

One of my favorite parts was the lunch. I loved lounging with my cousin and exploring the bento box goodies. I suggest that when you arrive at the lunch spot, b-line it to whatever table floats your boat and drop off your camera/claim your spot. I loved sitting right on the edge.

Oh...I was a little evil too. I crossed the big bridge before my cousin and at the end (when she was halfway across, you go essentially one at a time), I bounced the bridge (checked with guide first). She was looking over the side, not paying attention...and then WHOAAA. It is perfectly safe.

They also offered bug spray when we started, wasn't a problem. Have fun!
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I just booked the Wild Africa Trek Tour at Animal Kingdom.

My friend and I love the safari, this looks like fun. Has anyone been on it? What did you think?
How much is it per person? Sounds fun!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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How much is it per person? Sounds fun!
I can't remember exactly but I think about $189 a person? They have a special for the month of October that they are giving $50 off each person for every tour after 11:15. I will promise to post a review when I get back.
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We are booked for this a week from tomorrow. I just have one other question and that is do we tip the guide?
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We are booked for this a week from tomorrow. I just have one other question and that is do we tip the guide?
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I have never heard of anyone tipping the guides. We went at the end of Sept. and no one in our group (as far as I could determine) tipped the guides.
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I have never heard of anyone tipping the guides. We went at the end of Sept. and no one in our group (as far as I could determine) tipped the guides.
we didn't.. I didn't see anyone else do it either.. your stuff is away and there are two guides. When we left they seemed to be distant and not really around as one would be expecting a tip. I didn't even occur to me! I hope that was the norm.
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here is a review we posted on jambo Everyone

http://www.jamboeveryone.com/Blog/En...the_money.html
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #15
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My mom, dad an myself went on it an it was an amazing experience! I hope you enjoy it as well.
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