To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Adventures by Disney is offering a special itinerary to South Africa that will showcase how this unique country inspired the park.

The trip will occur November 30 through December 9, 2018.

Guests on this one-time, Adult-Exclusive departure will have the opportunity to take part in once-in-a-lifetime activities with special guests legendary Imagineer Joe Rohde and Vice President of Animals, Science and Environment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Dr. Mark Penning.

Joe Rohde will lead sketching sessions with guests at South African locations throughout the trip. No prior artistic experience is required, as these sessions will embody Rohde’s philosophy that sketching what you see captures more detail and helps you to remember these amazing experiences better than a photograph.

Hear about Joe’s adventures and experiences in Africa that served as inspiration in the creation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is a unique opportunity to get insight into the architecture, plants, wildlife and storytelling of the iconic Disney Theme Park from the revered Disney Imagineer.

Discover fascinating facts and insights into the natural history, culture and wildlife of South Africa with Dr. Mark who as both a native of the country and a trained veterinarian, offers a unique perspective on the area’s robust wildlife.

Guests will earn about the country’s incredible viniculture and the ideal conditions for a wide range of noble wine varieties. Then, enjoy tasting the rich flavors of South African wines.

This special departure includes one additional day and night at Kapama Game Reserve. As a result, it spends one less day in Cape Town than the standard Adventures by Disney itinerary.

In addition to the special activities of this departure, Guests will also experience an array of amazing activities that are a part of the South Africa itinerary. Activity highlights include:

Knysna Elephant Park: Experience a rare opportunity to get up close to the denizens of South Africa’s first elephant orphanage.

Boulders Beach: Waddle around with the African penguins that call this cove on the waters of the Indian Ocean home.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary: Swing in for a safari of the world’s first primate sanctuary that features 18 primate species.

Table Mountain: Take in the breathtaking views on the cable car ride to the summit, then tour the beautiful surroundings.

Cape of Good Hope: Take in the scenic beauty of the Atlantic coast at the southernmost point of Africa’s Cape Peninsula.

For more information, guests can contact Adventures by Disney or Mouse Fan Travel. Reservations will go on-sale on Monday, April 23, 2018 for Disney Vacation Club Members, D23 Members, and previous Adventures by Disney guests and Wednesday, April 25, 2018 for the general public

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