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Africa Information



There are occasionally characters in Africa at Animal Kingdom. They sometimes hang around Kilimanjaro Safaris and the main promenade. The most consistent places to find them are the character greeting spot behind the Harambe marketplace on the riverside promenade to Asia and the character meal at Tusker House.


There are two entrances to Africa at Animal Kingdom. The main entrance is the bridge from Discovery Island. The second entrance is the riverside promenade from Asia. They both lead you to the entrance of Africa at the entrance to the Harambe village.


Africa is the land to the northwest corner of Animal Kingdom. It is also the largest Animal Kingdom land in full area. However, most of Africa is not accessible to guests as it is a true savannah and safari area. The only way to see this part of Africa is to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris or walk through the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, which cover a good deal of the area.

The "people" part of Africa has two entrances. The main entrance is the bridge from Discovery Island. The other entrance is the promenade along the Discovery River from Asia.

When entering from Discovery Island, you enter into Harambe, which is a replica of an African village. On the left are the restaurants, while the right is where you can find the main shop, Mombasa Marketplace. Just past Zuri's Sweet Shop on the right is the entrance to the Harambe Train Station. This is where you board the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch. Past the train station on the right side of Africa is the entrance to the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. The main attraction in Africa, Kilimanjaro Safaris, is straight ahead on the main promenade past Harambe.

When entering from Asia, you come from the right side of the main promenade. The riverfront promenade intersects the main promenade at the entrance to Harambe.


There is one public restroom area in Africa. It is located on the right side of the main Africa promenade, next to Mombasa Marketplace.