Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas

Address: 2901/3701 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Phone: (407) 938-3000
Resort Area: Animal Kingdom 
Category: Deluxe Villas
# of Rooms: 458

Animal Kingdom Villas Overview

The Disney Animal Kingdom Villas is divided into two sections. The first phase, Jambo House, opened in 2007.

The second phase, Kidani Village, opened May 1, 2009. This area features a restaurant, pool, and recreation facilities in addition to the new accommodations.

There is a walking path that connects both Jambo House and Kidani Village, but there is also internal transportation between the two.

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The majority of guest rooms have Savanna views. There are over 30 species of African wildlife including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu, and flamingos in the Savannas. Guests can try to identify each species with the Wildlife Field Guide found in their rooms.

The standard view rooms overlook the pool, garden, or parking lot. The standard view room views can be requested but not guaranteed.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas

Studios

  • Can accommodate a party of 4 (plus child under age 3 in crib)
  • Queen size bed and full size sleep sofa
  • Small refrigerator, wet bar, microwave and coffeemaker
  • Private balcony
  • Flat panel TV and DVD player
  • 316 - 365 square feet in Jambo House
  • 366 square feet in Kidani Village

One Bedroom

  • Value category rooms can accommodate a party of 4, all other rooms can accommodate a party of 5 (plus child under age 3 in crib)
  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Master bathroom with whirlpool tub
  • Second bathroom in Kidani Village guestrooms only
  • Queen size sleep sofa in living room
  • Sleeper chair in living room (not available in Value rooms)
  • Flat panel TV and DVD player
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Stacked washer/dryer
  • Private balcony
  • 629 - 710 square feet in Jambo House
  • 807 square feet in Kidani Village

Dedicated Two Bedroom

  • Can accommodate a party of 9 (plus child under age 3 in crib)
  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Three bathrooms. Master bathroom has whirlpool tub
  • Second bedroom with two queen beds
  • Queen size sleep sofa in living room
  • Sleeper chair in living room
  • Flat panel TV and DVD player in living room
  • Flat panel TV's in the two bedrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Stacked washer/dryer
  • Private balcony
  • 1173 square feet in Kidani Village

Two Bedroom Lock Off

  • Consists of connecting One Bedroom and Studio
  • Value rooms can accommodate a party of 8, all others can accommodate 9 (plus child under age 3 in crib)
  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Master bathroom has whirlpool tub. Rooms in Kidani Village have two additional bathrooms. Rooms in Jambo House have one additional bathroom
  • Second bedroom has Queen size bed and full size sleep sofa
  • Queen size sleep sofa in living room
  • Sleeper chair in living room (not available in Value rooms)
  • Flat panel TV and DVD player in living room
  • Flat panel TV's in the two bedrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Stacked washer/dryer
  • Private balcony
  • 945- 1075 square feet in Jambo House
  • 1173 square feet in Kidani Village

Grand Villa

  • Can accommodate a party of 12 (plus child under age 3 in crib)
  • Jambo House Grand Villas are one level. Kidani Village Grand Villas have two levels.
  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Two additional bedrooms with two Queen beds
  • Queen size sleep sofa in living room
  • Flat panel TV and DVD player in living room
  • Flat panel TV's in the three bedrooms
  • Four bathrooms. Master bathroom has whirlpool tub.
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Stacked washer/dryer
  • Private balcony
  • Kidani Village Villas have an additional seating area on upper level with queen size sleep sofa
  • 2349 square feet in Jambo House
  • 2201 square feet in Kidani Village

Dining and Restaurants

Jambo House

Jiko - The Cooking Place

One theme that runs consistent throughout all the dining venues at the Animal Kingdom resort is the unique menus that are offered. Jiko offers the most eclectic menu on property, offering authentic African cuisine. Among the offerings, you'll find dishes as unique as Horseradish-crusted Salmon and Banana leaf steamed Sea Bass, to more traditional dishes like Baked Chicken and mashed potatoes and grilled beef tenderloin. Even the traditional dishes are prepared with African flair, with dishes like the chicken featuring grapefruit, garlic and olives.

Jiko is one of Disney's most popular signature restaurants. Advance Dining Reservations are strongly recommended.


Boma

Boma is the more mid-range restaurant, offering both Breakfast and Dinner in all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets. This popular venue features a wide assortment of unique and traditional specialties. An Advance Dining reservation is strongly recommended.

The Mara

The Mara, the Resort's counter serve venue, offers standard fare found in most food courts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casual dining.


Kidani Village

Sanaa

This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Sanaa translates to "work of art" which describes the theme and cuisine to be offered here. This venue has a 24-seat lounge adjacent to the dining room.

Maji Pool Bar

The Maji Pool Bar serves beverages and snacks at the Samawati Springs Pool.

Services and Amenities

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Areas
  • Locker Rentals (near pools)
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
  • Housekeeping Services (daily housekeeping service is not provided for DVC Members, but is available at an additional cost)
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Babysitting and Childcare Services
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Fitness Center
  • Salon Services
  • Room Service
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual and service animal accommodations; call (407) 939-7807)
  • Transportation Service (complimentary Magical Express and bus service)

Transportation

Disney buses run to each of the theme parks plus Disney Springs approximately every 20 minutes. The bus marquees will indicate the buses' main destinations.

Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $24 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Disney Vacation Club Members using vacation points for their stay are not required to pay parking fees.

Pools and Recreation

NOTE: The Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village will be under refurbishment from January 2022 – April 2022.

Jambo House

  • Uzima Pool
  • Pumbaa's Arcade

  • Hakuna Matata Playground

Kidani Village

  • Barbecue Pavilion
  • Shuffleboard, Tennis and Basketball Courts
  • Community Hall

  • Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center
  • Safari so Good Arcade
  • Samawati Springs Pool - zero entry with 128 foot slide and two whirlpool spas
  • Uwanja Camp - Children's interactive play area

Spa and Fitness Center

The Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center offers a variety of services for guests looking to burn some calories or unwind and rejuvinate during their vacation. There is also an on-site sauna and steam room available.

Appointments are strongly recommended for any spa services. Please call (407) WDW-SPAS as far in advance as possible to schedule a session. Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be accessed by using a MagicBand.

Shopping

  • Zawadi Marketplace (Jambo House) – sundries, snacks, African art, African-themed clothing, toys, and Disney wares
  • Johari Treasures (Kidani Village) – African crafts, African-themed clothing, and various Disney items


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