New Sense Of Africa Tour At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

AKL Senses Tour 2

If you’re an animal lover looking for something a little unique to try while you’re in Walt Disney World next time, Disney is offering a brand new experience that you might want to check out; the Sense of Africa tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

AKL Senses Tour 1This three and a half hour tour was created to give guests an up close and behind the scenes look at all that goes in to this world class resort. Filled with history, culture and animal encounters this one of a kind experience is sure to be a hit with guests that love the spectacular Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The tour begins with breakfast at my favorite dining location in all of Walt Disney World: Boma – Flavors of Africa. With so much delicious food to choose from, there is certain to be something there everyone will enjoy. You can check out my full breakfast review by clicking here.

After breakfast, engage the rest of your senses as you make treats for the red river hogs, learn about the care of the creatures from your animal keeper guide, and enjoy up close encounters with the okapi, giraffes, and ostriches.

Sense of Africa is offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings and is $249 per person. For more information or reservations, please call 407-939-8687. Being a resort guest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is not required to participate in the tour.

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TouringPlans – Boma: The Best Breakfast In Disney World

Looking for the best breakfast spot in all of Disney World? Look no further than the Boma breakfast buffet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Nestled in a quiet spot on the first floor of Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jambo House, you will find this hidden gem. Known for its delicious as well as adventurous dinner buffet complete with the famous Zebra Domes, many guests are unaware that a spectacular breakfast is also served here. The Boma breakfast buffet offers an amazing variety of tasty foods so even the most picky of eaters, like myself, can find plenty of things to try. Boma is my family’s favorite breakfast place in Disney World and when we visited again last month, it did not disappoint!

Thinking of checking it out for yourself on your next Disney World vacation? Click to read my latest TouringPlans article – Boma Breakfast for everything you need to know about the Boma breakfast buffet.

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Disney World’s Jungle Juice

After recently returning from our amazing trip to Disney World, we were missing it so much we decided to make a little Disney magic here at home. This weekend, we set off on a mission to find the ingredients to make one of our favorite Disney World beverages; Jungle Juice.

Boma Jungle JuiceFor those of you not familiar with this tasty concoction, you can typically find it served at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and at several locations throughout the Animal Kingdom Park. On our most recent vacation, we were pleasantly surprised to find they were even serving it at ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort!

While dining on a yummy Boma breakfast, we confirmed with our server Amin, what goes into the Jungle Juice. He told us that it has changed throughout the years, but the current formula is equal parts orange juice, passion fruit juice and guava juice.

Living in one of the least tropical places around (the beautiful state of Colorado), we knew it might be a challenge to find these juices. In spite of this, we needed our Disney fix, so challenge accepted!

We checked the fridge and found that we already had a full bottle of orange juice, so we were already a third of the way to our goal!

Next, we headed off to Target. We needed to go there anyway to get some Super Soakers (it is summer after all), so we thought we would check out their juice selection. We were amazed to easily find the guava juice. Two down, just one juice to go!

Jungle Juice IngredientsThe passion fruit juice proved to be the most difficult. After trying Sprouts with no luck, we decided it was time for a Google search. And what did we find? The all-knowing Google told us that the elusive passion fruit juice could be found in the exotic place called Wal-Mart. So off we went and sure enough in a matter of minutes, we had secured all of our ingredients.

As soon as we got home, my hubby quickly mixed it up for us. We were thrilled to find that it tasted just like the real thing! A little taste of Disney right here at home whenever we need it!

Jungle Juice

What about you? Do you love Jungle Juice as much as we do? Please leave a comment!

Disney World Boma Sign

Friday Favorites – Best Disney World Breakfast Spot – Boma

For today’s Friday favorites, I would like to share with you my pick for the best Disney World breakfast spot – Boma. I absolutely love this place! Boma is a buffet-style restaurant located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. In my opinion, this is the best place for breakfast in all of Disney World. They have an amazing variety of tasty foods so even the most picky of eaters, like myself, can find plenty of things to try. We make Boma a regular stop every time we visit Disney World and when I was there twice last week, it was great as usual!

Here’s everything you need to know about Boma:

The Atmosphere

Boma Dining Area

One of the things that I love about Boma is the calm atmosphere. You can sit back, relax and enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast before you head off to a fast-paced day in the parks.

The Menu

Boma Breakfast Buffet

Items can vary day-to-day, but the buffet generally includes:

  • Fresh Fruit (Pineapple, Melon, Strawberries and Grapes)
  • African Fruit Salad
  • Yogurt
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Hand Carved Ham
  • Hand Carved Turkey
  • Omelet Station
  • Plain Scrambled Eggs
  • Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Spinach
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Assorted Cereals
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Mini Muffins
  • Breakfast Breads
  • Mini Croissants
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Apple Pastries
  • Sticky Buns
  • Pancakes
  • Mickey Waffles
  • Bagels
  • Donuts
  • Bread for Toast
  • Bobotie
  • French Toast Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce
  • Grilled Tomatoes
  • Corn Beef Hash

Boma Jungle Juice

They also offer a wide variety of beverages such as juice, coffee, milk and soft drinks. A non-specialty drink is included in the price of the buffet. The favorite choice here is “Jungle Juice” – a combination of orange, passion fruit and guava juices. Yummy!

Hours

Boma serves breakfast from 7:30am – 11am each day.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on the day of the week and the time of year, but in general for guests ages 10 and older the buffet costs $20 – $25 and for guests ages 3 to 9 the buffet costs $12 – $15. The price does not include tax or gratuity.

Dining Plan

Boma counts as 1 table service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

Discounts

Boma offers a 10% Disney Vacation Club Discount, a 10% Disney Rewards Discount or a 20% Tables in Wonderland Discount.

Reservations

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance. Click this link to check availability and to make a reservation.

Service

The service at Boma is exceptional! We go there so regularly that we often request our favorite servers that we’ve had throughout the years. We love Albert and Amin!

Boma Breakfast Plate

So there you have it…my pick for the best Disney World breakfast spot – Boma!

 What about you? Have you been to Boma? What is your favorite Disney World breakfast spot? Please leave a comment!