Rhinos Fight At Kilimanjaro Safaris, Bump Into Ride Vehicle

in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

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Kilimanjaro Safaris is a popular attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World. Riders are able to board a ride vehicle as they are brought on a tour through the safaris at the Disney Park — spotting several different animals including flamingos, lions, giraffes, rhinos, and more!

Related: Attraction Guide to Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney World

One of the best parts about this theme park attraction is the fact that it is different every single time you ride it. You never know what the animals will be up to! Sometimes you will see the giraffes up close and personal and other times you will see the lions roar and patrolling their rock.

Well, one rider was in for a unique experience as they recently witnessed a fight break out. No, not between two humans — But between two rhinos!

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Credit: Dianne Collins McDole

The fight happened right in front of the ride vehicle and the rider was able to capture the entire altercation on video. She describes the event as:

We were on the Kilimanjaro Safari today at Animal Kingdom and these two rhinos came running out in front of us out of nowhere, fighting. Our safari guide had to throw his brakes on. The rhinos proceeded to fight right in front of us, even ramming into our safari truck, which gave us all quite a shock. We had to sit on the trail for about 15 minutes until our driver got the clearance to proceed. It was the craziest thing we’ve ever experienced!

She sent the video directly to Inside the Magic, which you can view below.

As you can see in the video, at one point, the two rhinos bumped into the ride vehicle and the force was strong enough to shake the entire car.

Despite it being a bit scary in the moment, she reassured us that everyone was safe and told Inside the Magic “It was just a great experience. That’s what makes the safari so great, you never know what might happen. It’s different every time.”

More on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park

Walt Disney World describes this attraction as:

Explore the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, home to 34 species living in 110 acres of picturesque open plains, shady forest landscapes and rocky wetlands. Your rugged safari vehicle is driven by an expert guide, who helps point out animals and shares fascinating wildlife facts during this extraordinary 18-minute expedition.

Unique Animal Encounters
Spot a shy hippopotamus nestled in a still pond. Behold a regal lion sunbathing on a rocky perch. Drive past a gentle giraffe grazing on the tall trees or wave hello to a swinging baboon. Other amazing animals you may encounter include rhinos, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, hyenas and zebras—and so many more!

Since animals have minds of their own, every expedition is a unique and unforgettable experience. Be sure to keep your eyes open and have a camera ready—you never know what you’ll see on a Kilimanjaro Safaris outing.

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