Wild Africa Trek Part 1

When I first learned about this trek I was very turned off by the price tag.  It is a hefty $189 in non peak, and $249 for peak seasons which is a lot, if you are budget conscious like I am.

But I did it, and I loved every single moment of it.  The tour was simply fantastic, and I would do it again.

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Things to know:  My tour was the first one at 8 am.  You have to arrive early to sign waivers.  The day I choose to go Animal Kingdom was opening at 9.  I had to take a cab.  The cab ended up costing me $20.   So if you do the first tour (I recommend the first one!) make sure you do it on a day the parks open early to avoid cab fare.

If you are pregnant you do not go on the tour.  When we were asked if we were pregnant, a husband of a newly learned pregnant woman (she was only a month!) said we just found out last night she is pregnant.  In short, they were not on our tour, and given a refund. I am pretty sure the wife was giving her husband some pretty ugly looks too. lol

You have to wear closed toe shoes.

the cost includes a CD with 100s of images, and most of the images on these posts will be from that CD.

There is also a weight limit.  I think it is 300, but I could be wrong.  They DO WEIGH YOU. So if you are over the weight limit, they will know.  I am pretty sure this is a no exceptions type of rule, because they harness you.

That is all I can remember from the tour.

Ok so onto the tour.

Like I said when you first get to the tour, you get weighed and fitted into a harness, they you take a group photo

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we walk through all of the treks and our guides our guides were highly informative. It has been a while and I forgot their names, but I remember the girl telling us she drove on the jungle safari before applying for this job. She said when an opening comes up, 100s apply and one often gets the job. She had been doing the tour for 3 years now.

One of my guides, she was fantastic! I wish I could remember her name!
One of my guides, she was fantastic! I wish I could remember her name!

After we walked through the trails, we came up to the hippos.

Did you know hippos are responsible for more deaths than any other animal in Africa?

I fell in love with the hippos, they were in the process of being fed and it was interesting to learn about their diet.

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Next it was time for more pictures with the hippo in the back ground.

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Ok that is all for the post so far! Stay turned for more details from this amazing tour Disney offers.

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