Take a Disney's Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary Safari to South Africa with Joe Rohde

Apr 23, 2018 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

If you want to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom in style, this new Adventures by Disney experience may just be for you.

Guests on this one-time, Adult-Exclusive departure will have the opportunity to take part in once-in-a-lifetime activities with special guests Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning.

Joe is of course the creative force behind the creation of Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Mark, a native South African, is Vice President of Animals, Science and Environment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Pricing is around $11500 excluding flights.

Trip Highlights

Sketching Sessions with Joe Rohde

Get your imagination fired up as Mr. Rohde leads sketching sessions with Guests at South African locations throughout the trip. No prior artistic experience is required, as these sessions will embody Mr. Rohde’s philosophy that sketching what you see captures more detail and helps you to remember these amazing experiences better than a photograph.

Animal Kingdom: Storytelling with Joe Rohde

Hear about Mr. Rohde’s adventures and experiences in Africa that served as inspiration in the creation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This unique opportunity to get insight into the architecture, plants, wildlife and storytelling of the iconic Disney Theme Park from the revered Disney Imagineer is one that Disney fans will treasure.

South African Wildlife & Culture with Dr. Mark Penning

Discover fascinating facts and insights into the natural history, culture and wildlife of South Africa with Dr. Penning, who as both a native of the country and a trained veterinarian, offers a unique perspective on the area’s robust wildlife.

South African Viniculture & Wine Tasting

Learn about the country’s incredible viniculture and the ideal conditions for a wide range of noble wine varieties. Then, enjoy tasting the rich flavors of South African wines.

Additional Day at Kapama Game Reserve

This special departure includes one additional day and night at Kapama Game Reserve in order to truly celebrate the wildlife of this amazing country. 

In addition to the special activities of this departure, Guests will also experience an array of amazing activities that are a part of the South Africa itinerary. Activity highlights include:

  • Knysna Elephant Park: Experience a rare opportunity to get up close to the denizens of South Africa’s first elephant orphanage.
  • Boulders Beach: Waddle around with the African penguins that call this cove on the waters of the Indian Ocean home.
  • Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary: Swing in for a safari of the world’s first primate sanctuary that features 18 primate species.
  • Table Mountain: Take in the breathtaking views on the cable car ride to the summit, then tour the beautiful surroundings.
  • Cape of Good Hope: Take in the scenic beauty of the Atlantic coast at the southernmost point of Africa’s Cape Peninsula.

Bookings are open for South Africa: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park’s 20th Anniversary Safari as follows:

  • Monday, April 23, 2018: Disney Vacation Club Members, D23 Members, and previous Adventures by Disney Guests
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018: General public

Find out more at the Adventures by Disney website.

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Article Posted: Apr 23, 2018 / 9:37am ET