New Seating Area Now Open at Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Toni Ferrigno

Harambe Market seating area exterior

New Seating Area Now Open at Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A new seating area by Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now open.

Seating Area Now Open in Harambe Market

Harambe Market seating area exterior

After nine months of construction, the new seating area is opened in the Africa section of the park. It is across from the quick service location, Harambe Market, and directly to the left of the Malimwengu Guest House building. It can be easily spotted thanks to its thatched roof.

Harambe Market seating area exterior

The seating area provides a covered place for guests to eat, which will come in handy as the Florida weather heats up and summer storms touch down.

Harambe Market seating area exterior theming

The area, beginning from before you enter the open-air seating portion, has been themed to match the rest of the Africa section of the park, with posted advertisements that look like they’ve been there for ages.

Harambe Market seating area fence

The fencing around the seating area has been carved with small details. The aged look of the materials blends nicely with the rest of the Harambe Village theming.

Harambe Market seating area greenery

Some new greenery has been added to the exterior.

Harambe Market seating area interior

Entering the covered area, you’ll see that it adds a lot of seating options for guests who may have picked up a bite to eat at Harambe Market, Tamu Tamu Refreshments, or Zuri’s Sweets Shop.

Harambe Market seating area roof

String lights and lanterns hang from the ceiling to add to the ambiance. There are also a few fans.

Harambe Market seating area lanterns

Two distinct lanterns hang from the center of the ceiling to anchor the room.

Harambe Market seating area tables and chairs

The tables and chairs here are pretty simple, with the chairs sporting a woven cushion design that suits the area.

Harambe Market seating area trash, utensils and napkins

Guests can pick up utensils and napkins above the trash area.

Harambe Market seating area trash sign

The trash is labeled with a fun sign warning guests not to feed the baboons.

Harambe Market seating area entry into Tamu Tamu Refreshments seating

This entryway leads to the preexisting seating area for Tamu Tamu Refreshments. A sign above the entry reads “Karibuni,” which translates to “Welcome” in Swahili.

Harambe Market seating area view from Tamu Tamu Refreshments seating

On the opposite side of the doorway, the sign says “Kwaherini,” which translates to “Farewell” or “To go well” in Swahili.

What do you think of this newly-opened seating area? Will you take advantage of it the next time you visit Harambe Market? Let us know in the comments below.

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