AttractionsFestival of the Lion King
Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
Wildlife Express Train: Harambe Railway Station
RestaurantsBaridi Baridi Ice Cream Cart
Harambe Fruit Market
Harambe Ice Cream Cart
Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Tusker House Restaurant
ShopsAfrica Hub Cart
Duka la Filimu
Harambe: Face Painting Kiosk
Kilimanjaro Safaris Cart
RestroomsFestival of the Lion King Area Restroom
Mombasa Marketplace Area Restroom
Tusker House Restroom
The African Village of Harambe borders the Harambe Wildlife Preserve. This fictitious village is designed to represent a modern day village in Eastern Africa. It is home to Kilimanjaro Safaris, Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, and the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch.
The thatch roofs in the village were constructed by actual Zulu tribesman, and much of the construction is inspired by Imagineer visits to Africa. A crew of 13 Zulu tribesman tied thick bundles of Berg grass that was harvested by their wives, sisters and mothers back home.
The buildings of Harambe are made from and inspired by Swahili materials. They have all been appropriately aged to present a lived in feeling.
In 2014 the theme was continued for a new area behind the Tusker House that became home to the new Festival of the Lion King show. In 2015, another large area opened known as the Harambe Market, a collection of small eateries that line the African street.
Architects of the buildings in Harambe: Eli Erlandson, Tom Sze, Ahmad Jafari