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Old 10-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
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We went in September. It was worth every penny! Added bonus for us was that we were the only two on the tour at that time!!(10:15am) We had lots of extra attention and we were the only two on the photo CD, which we received a week after the tour! Here is a Link to my TR for the Trek:

WILD AFRICA TREK

Also here are some photos from my DR of the lunch/snack part:

LUNCH ON THE WILD AFRICA TREK
Thanks for the posts! Those are called Tiffin Boxes btw!
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:51 PM   #17
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Per a guide who was at our party this past Friday Night . . .
1) They do 3-5 tours per day, based upon demand.
2) The lunch "tin" comes from Tusker House kitchens.
3) $189+tax
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:57 PM   #18
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just got home last night.

we took our tour on thursday, the weather was PERFECT! we took a 1:15 tour with the discount and saw many animals. the hippos were amazing! I loved the extra time with the animals.

the "trek" part was light walking.. up and down small hills with roots sticking out of the ground but not long, long walking and fun! the bridge was fantastic as was the truck tour and the light lunch/snacks. so beautiful!

can't wait to get my photos. the tour guides were wonderful as expected from anything Disney. great experience if you love the safari!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:52 AM   #19
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Thanks for the posts! Those are called Tiffin Boxes btw!
Thank you!! Now to remember the word Tiffin!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:54 AM   #20
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You will have a wonderful time. TDBIASWS
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #21
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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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Old 10-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #22
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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 would also like to know this.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #23
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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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Old 10-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #24
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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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Old 11-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #25
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My daughter and I have reservations to do this tour in 14 days (+/- 90 minutes from now). I would really appreciate it if anyone could help with the following:

1. What counts as "closed toe" shoes?
2. How strict is the weight limit enforced?

I booked the tour 6 months ago when I was over 360 lbs. My weight is now 311.4 lbs, and I am still planning to do lose 4 more lbs in the next 2 weeks, but getting nervous. I have literally been training for nothing but qualifying for this tour.

I have picked out the outfit I intend to wear that day. In order to reduce "shoe weight" I purchased what I believe to be the lightest close toed shoes available (FILA "skeletoes"), they are a hard sole covered in neoprene, they were advertised as ultralight weight trail running shoes. They look a bit like a cross between a pair of crocs and a pair of water shoes. I don't want to get there and be told my shoes aren't sufficient, nor do I want to have to switch to my other shoes (which were 1.2 lbs heavier).

Any guidance? I am really getting nervous (and incredibly hungry).
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 AM   #26
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My daughter and I have reservations to do this tour in 14 days (+/- 90 minutes from now). I would really appreciate it if anyone could help with the following:

1. What counts as "closed toe" shoes?
2. How strict is the weight limit enforced?

I booked the tour 6 months ago when I was over 360 lbs. My weight is now 311.4 lbs, and I am still planning to do lose 4 more lbs in the next 2 weeks, but getting nervous. I have literally been training for nothing but qualifying for this tour.

I have picked out the outfit I intend to wear that day. In order to reduce "shoe weight" I purchased what I believe to be the lightest close toed shoes available (FILA "skeletoes"), they are a hard sole covered in neoprene, they were advertised as ultralight weight trail running shoes. They look a bit like a cross between a pair of crocs and a pair of water shoes. I don't want to get there and be told my shoes aren't sufficient, nor do I want to have to switch to my other shoes (which were 1.2 lbs heavier).

Any guidance? I am really getting nervous (and incredibly hungry).
Closed toes shoes - no flip flips/open sandals. Keens are ok because they have a closed toe.

Frankly, I would call them and ask about the FILA. If you aren't used to wearing them, I wouldn't wear them for that event. You need something with a good sole because the terrain, etc. isn't level and you are going across rope bridges. You need something you can definitely maneuver in.

Drink lots of water the day before or so and watch your salt intake 2-3 days out and you should be fine and help you meet your goal for the Trek! Good for you!!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #27
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Closed toes shoes - no flip flips/open sandals. Keens are ok because they have a closed toe.

Frankly, I would call them and ask about the FILA. If you aren't used to wearing them, I wouldn't wear them for that event. You need something with a good sole because the terrain, etc. isn't level and you are going across rope bridges. You need something you can definitely maneuver in.

Drink lots of water the day before or so and watch your salt intake 2-3 days out and you should be fine and help you meet your goal for the Trek! Good for you!!!
Thanks, they are actually ridiculously comfortable, much more so than the boat shoes I was planning on wearing. I do intend to break them in a bit beforehand. Here's a pic -

My DD is 8 and is super excited about the tour, the thought of disappointing her has really been motivating me to keep going.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #28
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I don't really have anything to add, just wanted to say that my Mom and I will be doing this tour three weeks from tomorrow! Very excited about it!
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #29
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I would also like to hear from anyone else who already took the tour and was worried about the weigh in, or even if possible anyone who did not make it and how it was handled on site.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #30
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I would also like to hear from anyone else who already took the tour and was worried about the weigh in, or even if possible anyone who did not make it and how it was handled on site.
Not sure how its handled on this tour but Disney is very strict about weight requirements. It is a liability issue based on the equipment and CMs have no flexibility.
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