Africa Entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Review
Africa Entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Opened On: April 22, 1998.
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Despite Burudika leaving Disney’s Animal Kingdom back in October of 2019, Africa still offers a number of interesting, authentic acts.
You’ll find the Tam Tam Drummers on the same stage as Burudika. Right behind them is the entrance to Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Here’a a behind-the-scenes look at the Tam Tam Drummers created by the Disney Parks Blog. Each show is about 15 minutes long. Most guests watch for a minute or two before moving on, but there is the potential for really getting into it, as I always do. The Tam Tam Drummers are typically scheduled from 9am to 9:30am, 10am to 10:30am, 11am to 11:15am, and 12pm to 12:30pm. I see them most often when I’m walking to Kilimanjaro Safaris after visiting the Pandora priorities in the morning. They’re also a nice act to enjoy during an earlier lunch, perhaps at Harambe Market.
Kora Tinga Tinga is the name of another musical act. Here, the kora is a 21-string musical harp instrument hailing from West Africa. His sets typically last about 20 minutes, beginning at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm.
The music is more atmospheric than anything, with most guests stopping for just a few seconds before moving on. Note that performances may not be scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The Harambe Village Acrobats perform daily throughout the afternoon here in front of Mombasa Marketplace in Africa.
About a dozen performers take part. Arguably, the show starts off a little slow, but the build-up is worth it to see the feats that the acrobats are able to accomplish. They usually appear at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm, so their schedule is relatively easy to remember. You can watch the full 15-minute show here.
Potentially, you could catch the 12pm Tam Tam Drummers. Then you could enjoy the 12:30pm Kora Tinga Tinga. Then follow that up with the 1pm performance of the Village Acrobats. Add a Dole Whip from Tamu Tamu Refreshments or a cocktail from Dawa Bar and you’re good to go.