Are you ready to go on an African adventure at Walt Disney World? If you are, you can try African-inspired food in an amazing open air plaza with four unique walk-up windows in Harambe Market.
This unique area of Animal Kingdom opened back in May of 2015 and has been one of the great additions to this incredible Disney theme park.
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What to Expect at Harambe Market in Animal Kingdom
If you take the path that’s nearest to Asia, by the African drums, you’ll enter into an old colonial area where you can see an old train depot left in time.
As if the citizens of this market are just going about their daily lives.
There’s the iconic water tower allowing you to see that it’s a place to make travelers from all over the world feel like they are in the heart of the Harambe life.
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There are four food stations:
- Kitamu Grill: where you will want to get your chicken bowl
- Famous Sausages: where you will want to get that delicious sausage treat that’s covered with sauteed onions
- Chef Mwanga’s: where you can get the famous rib bowl
- Wanjohi Refreshments: where you can get a delicious cocktail that’s special to Animal Kingdom
Besides the perk of enjoying a delicious adult beverage at Disney, you’ll get to enjoy it with your food under the covered shaded area of Harambe Market.
Harambe Market Menu
- Watermelon Shave Ice
- Pineapple-Coconut Shave Ice
- Passion Fruit Shave Ice
- Most Beautiful Cake: Coconut Cake topped with creamy Coconut Mousse filled with a Pineapple center and accompanied by Coconut Crisps
- Ribs Bowl: Ribs on Cilantro Rice and Salad Greens Bowl finished with Salsa
- Chicken Bowl: Grilled Chicken on Cilantro Rice and Salad Greens Bowl finished with Salsa
- Chicken Gyro: Grilled, Chopped Chicken served open-faced on Naan topped with Cucumber and Tomato Salad and Tzatziki Sauce and served with African Coleslaw
- Beef and Lamb Gyro: Thin-sliced Gyro Meats served open-faced on Naan topped with Cucumber and Tomato Salad and Tzatziki Sauce and served with African Coleslaw
- Pork Sausage: Pork Sausage served open-faced on Naan Bread with a Curry-Ketchup Onion-Relish
- Roasted Vegetable Bowl: Roasted Vegetables on Cilantro Rice and Salad Greens Bowl finished with Salsa
- Frozen Flamingo: non-alcoholic frozen concoction with flavors of Strawberry and Passion Fruit
- Watermelon Lemonade: non-alcoholic
- Leopard’s Eye: Snow Leopard Vodka blended with Kiwi-and-Mango Flavored Bibo
- Safari Amber Lager: Malty, slightly sweet taste balanced with European grown Noble Aroma Hops
- Reef Donkey APA Draft: secret selection of Hops gives this Dry Beer a Lemon-Lime Aroma with a Citrus and slight Tropical Fruit flavor
- Tusker Lager: Malty sweetness with just a hit of bitterness from the Hops
- Serengeti Sangria: with Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur
- Vodka Passion Fruit Shave Ice: Snow Leopard Vodka with Passion Fruit over Shave Ice
- Piña Colada Shave Ice: Parrot Bay Rum with Piña Colada over Shave Ice
- Vodka Watermelon Shave Ice: Snow Leopard Vodka with Watermelon over Shave Ice
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5 Easy Tips for Your Visit
- Use mobile ordering
- Look up and down and around for all the unique things and decor that’s going on that tells a story
- Experience the Circle Of Flavors Harambe at Night, which is the progressive dinner at Animal Kingdom that serves hors d’oeuvres, snacks, beverages, and dinner all over the incredible African acoustic music.
- Decide what you want to get before you get there, because there are four different unique booths. If it’s a busy day, you’re going to want to make sure you go to the booth that has your must try snack item.
- Remember there is little seating in this area, so you want to make sure you come before and after the lunch or dinner rush.
Not only because it’s a well themed area, but I actually love the food here. I know that there are some people who are critical of this area.
However, I’ve only had positive experiences in Harambe Market.
Plus, there are at times where you can see a special Cast Member walking around singing songs on the special acoustic instrument that they play while strolling through the African area of the park.
Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
Original Article June 5, 2015/Updated July 26, 2020)