Adventures by Disney Africa Safari

Adventures by Disney Announces Special Africa Departure Hosted by Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning

By D23 Team

During the behind-the-scenes dinner at the D23 Celebrates 20 Years of Disney’s Animal Kingdom event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Adventures by Disney announced a special adult-exclusive Safari to South Africa departure for November 30, 2018. On this unique trip, you can explore Africa with special hosts Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive, and Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, who will share their expertise on storytelling, wildlife, and conservation. D23 Members have an exclusive two-day window to purchase tickets for this very limited-ticket experience.

Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning

Throughout the trip, Joe will share his insight on this magnificent country through the lens of an artist. Learn from Joe as he leads sketching sessions (no prior art experience required!) at iconic locations in South Africa. He’ll also share the experiences in Africa that inspired him to create Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Adventures by Disney Africa Safari

Adventures by Disney Africa Safari

Meanwhile, Mark, a native of South Africa, will share his expertise on South African natural history. From the birds at Cape point to the elephants, birds and monkeys in Knysna, to the game drives at Kapama Private Game Reserve, learn about the unique species that live in these areas.

Joe tells us a little bit about the trip in the video below.

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Bookings are currently waitlisted for South Africa’s Animal Kingdom Theme Parks’s 20th Anniversary Safari. Visit for more details!