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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

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“Come celebrate Africa!” is the motto of the Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge and, indeed, from moment one enters the driveway up to the resort the “feel” of an African landscape prevails in touches like lighting made to look like small fire pits and an ambience of an African plain. In pure Disney style, the resort takes elements of African life and weaves them together in a colorful montage that is both lyrical and metaphorical in its ambiance. From the “thatched” round roofs to the herds of wild animals cavorting across the balcony edges, the Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge sweeps the imagination into another culture of the World. Bus transportation is available to all parks. To make each visit even more delightful, consider taking advantage of these resort amenities:

  • Three savannahs with viewing decks to observe African wildlife in its natural habitat.
  • African storytelling around the outdoor fire pit every evening
  • Three restaurants: Jiko serving fine African cuisine every evening for dinner, Boma offering a buffet array of African, Middle Eastern, and far Eastern delights as well American favorites for both breakfast and dinner, and Mara completing the dining options with a counter service menu that is both traditional and exotic :)
  • Hakuna Matata playground for children of all ages; >) as well as Simba’s Clubhouse, offering children’s activities for ages 4 –12
  • Zahanati Fitness center offering state of the art equipment and spa selections from massage to facials
  • Uzima Pool (Uzima means “clear water”) with slide and wading pool for the small ones
  • For concierge guests, a weekly Sunrise Safari is available for a fee, exploring the Kilamanjaroo Safari before opening and followed by a breakfast buffet at Tusker House in the Animal Kingdom.

Jambo House rooms come in a variety of choices with views including standard, water, and savannah. For a slightly higher price, a deluxe room (approximately 20sq ft larger than the regular size room) is available as well. Some rooms are configured with a queen bed and bunk beds, though most are set up with two queen beds. One king size bed is available as well. All rooms include a small safe in the closet to store valuables, a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, valet parking, voice mail, a crib, room service and a morning paper (The Orlando Sentinel) at your door. Concierge rooms and suites are available as well.



Video Clips/VRs:

Dinner Review at Mara

OLP jams to the African beats at the Mara, a quick service eatery for Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas at Walt Disney World


Rm 5591 2 Bedroom Suite Master bathroom

360 VR Tour of the maste rbathroom of a two bedroom suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #5591.


Rm 5591 2 Bedroom Suite living room

360 VR Tour of the living room of a two bedroom suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #5591.


Rm 5591 2 Bedroom Suite Master bedroom

360 VR Tour of the master bedroom of a two bedroom suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #4591.


Rm 5591 2 Bedroom Suite Bed/Bathroom

360 VR Tour of a two bedroom suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Here you can see the second bedroom and bathroom. This is room #5591.


Royal Asante Entry & Dining Room

360 VR Tour of the entry and dining room of the Royal Asante Suite (aka Presidential Suite) at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Royal Asante Master Bedroom

360 VR Tour of the Master Bedroom of the Royal Asante Suite (aka Presidential Suite) at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Savannah Viewing Area

360 VR Tour of a Savannah Viewing Area behind the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Royal Asante Master Bathroom

360 VR Tour of the Master Bathroom of the Royal Asante Suite (aka Presidential Suite) at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Royal Asante Living Room, Office & Kitchen

360 VR Tour of the Living Room of the Royal Asante Suite (aka Presidential Suite) at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can also see the office and kitchen which are attached to the living room.


Storytelling firepit

360 VR Tour of storytelling firepit behind the Animal Kingdom Lodge. From here you have a spectacular view of the rear window/wall of the lobby.


Victoria Lounge overview

360 VR Tour of bridge overlooking the Victoria Lounge in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is on the circumference of the main lobby, just down the path from a large fireplace.


Rm 5415 Deluxe Concierge Bathroom

360 VR Tour of the bathroom for a deluxe concierge room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #5415.


Rm 5415 Deluxe Concierge Bedroom

360 VR Tour of the bedroom for a deluxe concierge room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #5415.


Rm 4591 2 Bedrm Suite Entry/Half bath/Living

360 VR Tour of a two bedroom suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Here you can see the Entry and hal-bathroom as well as the living room. This is room #4591.


Rm 2285 1 Bedroom Suite Bedroom

360 VR Tour of a one bedroom suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Here you see the bedroom. This is room #2285.


Rm 2285 1 Bedroom Suite Living

360 VR Tour of a one bedroom suite living room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #2285.


Rm 2285 1 Bedroom Suite Bathroom

360 VR Tour of a one bedroom suite bathroom at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #2285.


Savannah viewing area

360 VR Tour looking over the fence at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can see a few wildebeest if you look closely!


Concierge Lounge

360 VR Tour of the concierge lounge at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Lobby Window

360 VR tour of the far end of the lobby at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. There is a spectacular view of the Savannah through a beautiful wall sized window.


Mara

360 VR tour of the Mara counter service eatery at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. A great place to grab a coffee early in the morning!


Pool

360 VR tour of the main pool area at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Rm 2218 Regular Bathroom

360 VR Tour of a standard bathroom for a Savannah view room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #2218


Rm 2218 Regular Bedroom

360 VR Tour of a standard Savannah view bedroom at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is room #2218


Royal Kuba Guest bathroom

Virtual Reality Tour of the guest bathroom with Roll in shower for the Royal Kuba Vice Presidential Suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Royal Kuba Living/Dining rooms

Virtual Reality Tour of the Living and Dining rooms for the Royal Kuba Vice Presidential Suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Royal Kuba Bedroom

Virtual Reality Tour of the bedroom for the Royal Kuba Vice Presidential Suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Royal Kuba Bathroom

Virtual Reality Tour of the bathroom for the Royal Kuba Vice Presidential Suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Eland at play

Its like a wildlife show, Eland play together and explore their hierarchy by moving each other around.


Savanna Herd

A herd consisting of zebra, eland, and Wildebeest graze the savanna outside akl balcony.


Giraffes

A pieceful segment of happily munching giraffes on the Savanna viewed from Animal Kingdom Lodge


Pool (Map)

Virtual reality tour of the walkway to the main pool near the map in the Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. The Boma restaurant is on one side and Jiko is on the other.


Pool (Slide)

Virtual reality tour of the main pool near the slide in the Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort


Vending area (5th floor)

Virtual reality tour of the vending area and entry to the fifth floor bridge in the Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort


Victoria Falls Lounge

Virtual reality tour of the Victoria Falls Lounge in the Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. This lovely bar overlooks the Boma restaurant.


Balcony Savannah view

Virtual reality tour from the balcony of a standard concierge room in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. A spectacular view of the Savannah; you can even see a few Wildebeest grazing if you look real close!


Boma

Virtual reality tour of the entrance to the Boma restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Notice the stairway heading up to Victoria Falls Lounge which overlooks Boma. All the african style chow that you can eat!


Bridge/Lobby

Virtual reality tour of the fifth floor bridge which crosses the lobby of the Animal Kingdom Lodge


Firepit (nighttime)

Virtual reality tour of the outdoor firepit in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Lovely comfy rocking chairs surround a huge warm firepit outside the main lobby. You are surrounded by the sounds of wild antelopes as the life of the Savannah moves all around you! An occasional Storyteller may be found here.


Hallway (5th floor)

Virtual reality tour of a typical hallway (on the 5th floor) in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Notice the cool shields which adorn the doors!


Jiko

Virtual reality tour the entrance to the Jiko restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is fine dining in a lovely african ambiance!


Lobby

Virtual reality tour of the main lobby near the entrance in the Animal Kingdom Lodge


Lobby (5th floor)

Virtual reality tour of the main lobby from the fifth floor walkway over the entrance in the Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Favourite disney hotel on 2/13/2013 by Andrea

I have stayed at a few Disney hotels, including those on the monorail so understand how convenient that is, however would now not stay at any other disney properly If staying in site. From the lobby decor to the staff - fantastic atmosphere as great service. Our family love the rooms and the savannah view great. Restaurants all good. We liked being a bit further away from the hussle and bussle, and found the bus service excellent when used - however mostly we took the car. Going again this summer and staying club level
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LOVED IT on 8/17/2011 by Disney Crazed

Our family stated here in August 2010! We had a great time. We stayed club level and did the sunrise saffari both worth it.Our room had a great view of all the animals and the pool was really nice too. And the hot tub was awsome after a long day in the parks!!!!! Really great and it didn't even smell like there were animals around - great plus!!!
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Our honeymoon on 8/29/2010 by Karmatuki

My new hubby and I just returned from a wonderful honeymoon at AKL. We stayed in the club level and really enjoyed our view of the savannah. We ate at all of the restaurants and enjoyed them. I would recommend that everyone try Sanaa before it becomes a signature dining experience. The food was SO good and the view of the animals while you ate was wonderful. We also did the sunrise safari (the reason we did club level) and had a unforgettable time. I have tried many of the deluxe resorts at Disney. AKL was the best one (if only you could have the convenient monorail and boat services of others, though).


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I went here when I was little on 4/27/2010 by Disnefreak

I love this hotel; it is awesome for kids.
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Awesome on 3/27/2010 by Jeff

5 nights in march 2010. Great resort. Great views of animals everywhere. Pool and exercise facility very nice. Staff very friendly. Only thing missing for me is a jogging trail. Recommend highly!
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Visiting Africa in Florida!!!! on 5/8/2009 by Jill Greer

When you arrive at AKL you know all that time saving your money was worth it! It will take your breathe away when you enter past the front doors. The views are breathtaking. There is a bit of a walk to your room if you are to be staying on the first level of rooms. But it is worth it when you open your door to your home for the week and it overlooks the "african savannah". Even the sheer curtains that hang behind the room darkening curtains have animals on them. Just stand back and you will be able to make out the silouhettes of the animals. Our 2 yr. old little boy was just amazed at the animals on our side of the savannah. We had giraffes, gazelles, akopie cattle, and crowned cranes - just two name a few. Everyday while we were in the parks he wanted to go back to the room and check on the animals as well as in the morning when we first woke up. The pool is heated year round so while that sounds very nice we still found the water to be a bit chilly in February. Although there were people swimming in it all week. The hot tubs were great though after being on your feet all day in the parks. Also, for anyone that loves massages, give the zahanati fitness center a call. We will definitely call AKL our "home" again...
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Great Hotel to stay at for X-mas on 1/4/2009 by John

My family and I. was at the animal kingdom lodge in Dec. for a week and its our favorite hotel. we have stayed at 2 other Disney resorts, and this one takes the cake. The other 2 were nice, but the rooms and restaurants and services here were outstanding. We are going back again in Dec. 2009 for our 4th trip to Disney. You cant go wrong with this hotel.


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AKL a child's dream on 7/25/2006 by Mcmillanmom

We have only stayed here once. It was our princesses' idea. She wanted to stay "where the animals are." Gotta love that marketing! So we booked a room here against my better judgement. I love OKW and didn't want to move, so we compromised and did two nights at AKL, the rest at OKW.

Was I ever surprised. AKL is one of the most exciting, elegant, and comfortable resorts I have been to and I have been to a lot. The architecture is unbelievable. The vaulted ceilings and African design are so beautiful, you feel like you are on some private safari in Kenya. I couldn't believe the lobby. It was ginourmous, yet cozy, with little seating areas placed all around cocktail tables and fireplaces. Our room was great and we got upgraded to a pool view. Fabulous. The zero entry pool was a gift for a mom of a toddler. All the little ones were able to walk right in and splash to their hearts content. And the animals all around us were breathtaking.

I felt like a fancy Jane Goodall, holding a Midori Margarita! The resort is staffed by hotel management students from Africa and they give you a wonderful overview of their various countries.  As an African-American family, it was so wonderful to experience not one, but two delicious restaurants (Jiko and Boma) featuring the cuisine of the Motherland.

We went off season, so the resort was not swarming with people. It's large and a bit away from the other theme parks(except Animal Kingdom is a short drive) but it's worth it to feel like you are on your own little bit of an African savannah.


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Fitness Center Works for Me! on 5/25/2006 by Ahnalira

The ambience at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is very soothing for me.  I enjoy coming out of the bright sun into the darker, cooler interior...  just like it would be in Africa, Im guessing  And communing with the animals on the savannah is a special treat.  But what really floats my boat is the fitness center..  LOVE the elliptical trainers and weight machines and the eucalyptus steam room is a slice of heaven, imho  I like to do a morning at the Animal Kingdom and then spend the afternoon enjoying the amenities of the resort.


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Love the animals! on 10/12/2005 by Ser Alan

This is one of my favorite WDW resorts! If you get a room with a Savannah view you can watch the animals all through the day; even at night. We have stayed here several times now, and I just love it.  The only down side is that the rooms tend to be a bit on the dark side, I guess its that authentic African looking furniture that is so dark.

Also the concierge here is very nice, you get a great view of the spectacular lobby and they even have a real nice latte machine.

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Restaurants:

  • Boma
  • Jiko
  • The Mara

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