Ride through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve in Harambe, East Africa. Keep your cameras ready and your eyes open so you don’t miss the elephants, giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, pelicans, lions, okapis, wildebeests, and many more.

The Original Story:

Simba-1 was called by a habitat warden to hunt down poachers. A mother elephant (Big Red) and a baby (Little Red) were captured. During the ride the poachers are captured at gunpoint by another cast member.

The story was changed in 2007 and now it is geared more about the animals in the reserve and looking for a lost elephant.

Don’t forget to head on back to the safari at night. You will enjoy a shortened version of the safari because the trucks avoid areas where the animals are not seen at night.

Every time you ride you will get a different adventure. Animals have minds of their own and you never know what they are going to do. Always have your cameras ready!

Fun Facts:

  • The safari is 800 square miles
  • The Zebras were removed due to acclimation issues 4 months after arriving and replaced with Addax.
  • Don’t miss the Hidden Mickeys along the path. The Flamingo island is one.
  • The trucks are free-moving trucks, there is no track.
  • The ride lasts 18 minutes.
  • The ride was previewed with a slaughtered corpse of Big Red. After receiving many complaints the official opening had this removed.