Guest Captures Rare Lion Encounter On Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris

lions at Disney's animal Kingdom kilimanjaro safaris
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It’s no secret that Animal Kingdom is the Disney Park with the wildest animal encounters. But like all encounters with nature, it takes a lot of patience to see something out of the ordinary.

While visiting, one Guest captured something super out of the ordinary on their safari tour.

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Walt Disney World Resort is made up of Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and many Resort hotels. Each Disney Park has something different to offer Guests, but without a doubt, Animal Kingdom is the place for those who truly love nature.

The theme park is full of thrilling attractions, nature trails full of real animals, and an attraction combining education and entertainment into one safari.

Disney's Kilimanjaro Safaris

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Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of Animal Kingdom’s star attractions, giving Guests a chance to see live animals of East Africa and South Africa up close.

Upon boarding the open-aired safari truck, Guests are taken on a tour full of fun facts and amazing sights to see. One lucky Guest, in particular, caught something unique on camera while visiting the Harambe Wildlife Reserve: three lions roaring at once.

One of the coolest experiences ever. #animalkingdom #lionking #disneyworld #disneyworld50th #safari

♬ Remember – Hans Zimmer

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In this video, we see the mighty lions of Animal Kingdom announcing their presence and protecting their territory with their mighty roars.

It’s almost like a moment straight out of The Lion King (1994).

lions in kilimanjaro safaris

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Undoubtedly, lions are one of the most exciting animals to see during Kilimanjaro Safaris, but they aren’t always this active. Typically, lions are most active at dawn and dusk, meaning they are inactive for the majority of the day.

When it comes to Kilimanjaro Safaris, try and visit closer to sunset in order to catch a moment as exciting as this as you pass the lion’s domain!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.