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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Welcome to the wild side of Walt Disney World Resorts! Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge African lodge-style resort is set amidst 46 acres of tropical savanna, and there are 30 species of wildlife up close in open, natural habitats. This resort offers exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States. Here, guests can experience their own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic!



Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has 900+ guest rooms, 412 Villas, and 297 Deluxe Studios. All rooms have different view options, such as the Savannas, rooftop, or parking area. Standard rooms have two Queen-size beds or one Queen bed and one bunk bed.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas-Jambo House features a horseshoe-curved design inspired by the traditional African kraal. Jambo House provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas, where over 200 hoofed animals and birds freely roam. Here, guests can enjoy spacious Studios and multi-bedroom Villas.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas-Kidani Village is also inspired by the traditional African kraal; the horseshoe-curved design offers exquisite views of lush savannas. Over 30 species of African wildlife freely roam, and guests can enjoy exciting animal programs and all the comforts of home in the spacious Studios and multi-bedroom Villas.





This fantastic restaurant resembles a lively African marketplace. It features vibrant flavors from over 50 African countries and favorite American classics at all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets at breakfast and dinner. 


Jiko – The Cooking Place:

Get adventurous and discover a delicious blend of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. 


Wanyama Safari and Dinner:

This safari and dinner experience at Jiko is a popular one with guests. See the savannas through the eyes of a private guide, followed by a gourmet dinner.

**This safari and dinner package is temporarily unavailable



This East African-inspired eatery serves exquisite cuisine and has stunning views of Sunset Savanna—home to some 30 wildlife species!




The Mara:

This grab n’ go spot is named after a river flowing through Kenya and Tanzania. Guests can grab a quick snack to go or snag a seat in the dining room and enjoy a meal under a canopy of banyan trees.


Bars and Lounges


Maji Pool Bar:

This Pool Bar is a secluded African retreat only a few steps away from Samawati Springs Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.


Uzima Springs Pool Bar:

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or African beer beneath the thatched hut.


Sanaa Lounge:

Savor African wines, specialty drinks, and mouthwatering appetizers at this lounge located inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.


Victoria Falls Lounge:

Guests can grab before or after dinner inside this intimate bar overlooking Boma restaurant. 


Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar:

Enjoy an aperitif before dining at the nearby Jiko – The Cooking place––or hang around and order an appetizer to enjoy with your cocktail.



Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has two pools. Uzima Springs Pool is an 11,000-square-foot tropical oasis facing Uzima Savanna. This fantastic and refreshing pool is gorgeous as large canopy trees and Floridian palms surround it. It also features a gently sloping, zero-depth entry point and a 67-foot-long waterslide like a beach.

Just a short walk away at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani is the Samawati Springs Pool. This pool features an exciting 128-foot waterslide and also has a zero-depth entry! The Samawati Springs Pool includes Uwanja Camp, a water playground with three distinct zones. Children four years of age and younger at Observation Station can climb through cargo crates, unscramble animal images, and frolic through a gently bubbling geyser and shallow cistern pool. At Departure Zone, a leaky water tower and sneaky African irises squirt children 5 to 7 years of age, while at Base Camp, kids eight years of age and up can have some fun with dousing each other with water cannons!

Resort Activities:

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers several different activities every day. Everyone of all ages can enjoy roasting marshmallows at the cozy campfire at Jambo House Campfire Activities or sit under the twinkling stars and enjoy a Disney classic at Movies Under the Stars.


Kids can monkey around at Hakuna Matata Playground, which overlooks the flamingo area and savanna. Guests looking for indoor fun can conquer classic arcade games and popular video games at Pumbaa’s Fun and Games Arcade, near The Mara café.


Spa & Fitness:

Service your body, mind, soul, and spirit at Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center, a workout facility featuring equipment, massages, a sauna, facial treatment, and more.


Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center is located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. This fitness center features cardio machines including treadmills, bicycles (regular and recumbent), ellipticals, stair climbers, free weights, and weight machines.


Parking and Disney Parks Transportation:

Bus Service to Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks, and Disney Springs.


Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. Parking for Disney Deluxe Resorts is $25 per night. Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

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