Pangani Forest Exploration Trail is one of one of two major self guided tours at Animal Kingdom – the other being Maharajah Jungle Trek in Animal Kingdom. Both are worth your time. Pangani is most popular with those exiting Kilimanjaro Safaris as you’ll see it on your right as you meander back to Harambe Proper. If you’re walking in from Africa, you want to head to the back of the area towards Kilimanjaro Safaris, then take a right towards Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and after you pass the FastPass+ entrance to Safaris, take the next left. You’ll be right here. Well not exactly. But close.
You can obviously take as much or as little time as you like looking at the various exhibits with most people spending about 30 minutes. On this particular day, it took me 45 minutes to walk through and take pictures of most things. Even with Animal Kingdom’s hours being extended this summer, Pangani will continue to close before dusk. If the Park is open late, I like to walk through in the last hour that it’s operating. I’ve had the most luck with the gorillas then. If Animal Kingdom is closing early and you’re prioritizing the rides, you probably want to visit Pangani with about three hours to close or otherwise whenever it’s convenient. The paths are a little narrower than Maharajah Jungle Trek, but there is never any wait and people fill in the space as it’s available.
There’s a picture of a snake from afar and a slimy toad but I made them hyperlinks so you’ll have to click them if you want to see them.
A helicopter was somewhere overheard so all of the meerkats retreated to their rock. You can’t be too careful.
Do you see it?
There it is.
Probably back to Hollywood Studios next.