Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

by Casey Morris on February 17, 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Quick Resort Overview

Resort Category: Deluxe

Resort Size: 1293 guest rooms plus 493 villas divided between the Jambo House and Kidani Village buildings.

Bed Options: Multiple different combinations, 2 Queen Beds or 1 King in the Standard Rooms. 

Transportation Options: Dedicated bus transfers to all Disney Parks and Disney Springs.

Dining Options: 3 table service restaurants, 1 quick service restaurant (in Jambo House only), pool bars, lounges and in-room dining.

Pools: 2 pools featuring water slides and zero depth entry, hot tubs, water splash area for kids

Overall Vibe: Heavy African theme with beautiful details, surrounded by wildlife.

Detailed Review

Step into the heart of Africa at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States as you experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic.

Resort Map

See a better view of the map HERE.

Resort Grounds
Pools

Escape to an 11,000-square-foot pool with an exciting waterslide and gently sloping, zero-depth entry point similar to that of a natural watering hole. Surrounded by large canopy trees and Floridian palms, Uzima Pool includes a children’s wading pool and 2 whirlpool spas.

You can also cool off at Samawati Springs Pool, which offers a thrilling waterslide, 2 whirlpool spas and Uwanja Camp—an animal observation site-themed water playground with squirting Venus flytraps, a rope bridge, water cannons and more. Samawati Springs Pool is located just a short walk away at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.

Transportation

Bus – Take bus transportation to all theme parks and Disney Springs!

Dining

Here are the options, which are links that will show you each menu.

QUICK SERVICE DINING

TABLE SERVICE DINING

  • Sanaa
  • Boma – temporarily unavailable
  • Jiko – temporarily unavailable. 
Room Types

The Standard Room comes in a few different ways. 

  • Standard View
  • Pool View
  • Savanna View

1 or 2 Bedroom Suite with views of the Savannas 

Studio – Standard or Savanna View

1 Bedroom Villa – Standard or Savanna View

2 Bedroom Villa – Standard or Savanna View

3 Bedroom Villa – Standard or Savanna View

Below is a video tour of the 2 Bedroom Villa at Kidani Village. This layout is fantastic with 3 full bathrooms. Decor has been updated since this video was taken. 

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