Animal Kingdom – Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
Ride Duration: As long as you want
Year Introduced: Apr 1998
Height Restriction: None, Strollers Welcome
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
Head into the tropical forests of Africa on this self-guided tour. If Kilimanjaro Safaris wasn’t enough, this trail is perfect to add to your sight-seeing experience. In fact, when you get off of Kilimanjaro Safaris, you can head right and enter the trail, it’s that close. Gorillas, hippos, naked mole rats…there’s something for everyone on this trail!
Not only will people of all ages love to see the animals, but look out for interactive stations where you can learn more, touch objects and kids can even earn their merit badges with the Wilderness Explorers.
Fun Fact: This trail was called Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail at the opening of the Animal Kingdom, the name changed only 4 months later.
Warning: these trails can get busy and at times it’s hard to get up close enough to see the animals. If they are a must, visit them early. If you can’t get there early, then just be patient. You’ll get your turn.
Great way to see the animals up close and escape from the crowds of the park for a bit.