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Africa is one of the themed areas in the Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. Set in the fictional east African village of Harambe, this area contains a number of animal exhibits. According to Disney legend, Harambe was once part of a Dutch colony, but a peaceful revolution made Harambe self-governing in 1963. Today, Harambe is the starting point for tourists and students who want to observe Africa's animals in their natural habitats.

The village is the namesake of the Harambe Wildlife Preserve, the fictional home of Africa's main attraction, Kilimanjaro Safaris. Guests climb aboard an open-sided safari vehicle for an expedition to see numerous African animals freely roam through acres of savanna, rivers, and rocky hills, including reticulated giraffes, hippos, African elephants, and lions. On the adjacent Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, visitors trek into the forest in search of gorillas. Along the way, the guest goes on a nature walk through a verdant African valley filled with Nile hippos, birds, and fish.


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  • Tusker House
  • Dawa Bar
  • Harambe Fruit Market
  • Kusafiri Coffee & Bakery
  • Tamu Tamu


  • Ziwani Traders
  • Daka La Filimu

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