Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village

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Main Details

  • Category
    DVC Villas
  • Website
  • AAA Rating
    4 Diamond
  • Address
    2901 Osceola Parkway, Bay Lake, Florida 32830
  • Phone
    (407) 938-7400
  • Fax
    (407) 938-4799
  • Disney Operated

Dining and Lounges

  • Signature Dining
  • Table Service
  • Quick Service
  • Food Court
  • Character Dining
  • 24h Restaurant
  • Room Service
    Yes
  • 24h Room Service
  • Pool Bar
  • Indoor Bar

Recreation

  • Boat Rental
  • Kid's Club
  • Playground
  • Splash Playground
  • Arcade
  • Running Trail
  • Poolside Movies
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gym
  • Health Spa

Resort Information

  • Number of Rooms
    624
  • Check In Time
    3pm
  • Check Out Time
    11am
  • Convention Space

Room Types

  • Price Range
    $374 - $599
  • Special View
  • Deluxe Studio
  • 1 Bedroom Villa
  • 2 Bedroom Villa
  • 3 Bed Grand Villa
  • Special Themed
  • Interior Corridors
  • Exterior Corridors

Room Information

  • Balcony
  • Safe
  • Refrigerator
  • WiFi Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron and Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Bathroom Sinks
    1 per bedroom

Pools

  • Feature Pool
  • Pool Slide
  • Hot Tub
  • Quiet Pool
  • Pool-side Activities

Transportation

  • Magical Express
  • Bus Transport
  • Monorail
  • Water Craft
  • Free Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Airline Check-In

Important Dates

  • Opening
    May 1 2009
  • Construction Start
    January 2007

Description

The beauty and romance of Africa come alive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The deluxe resort features handcrafted furnishings, gallery-quality African art and authentic cuisine in three restaurants. Nestled on 75 acres just west of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is built in the middle of its own 33-acre savanna, providing most of the rooms views into the animal sanctuary which is home to more than 200 exotic animals and birds. Many guestroom balconies overlook the reserve. The Villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (part of Disney Vacation Club) offers studio, one- and three-bedroom vacation villas in Jambo House and Kidani Village. Accommodations feature intricate African-inspired details and home-like amenities, and most offer sweeping views of the savanna.

Kidani Village Details

  • Opening Date: Jambo House July 2, 2007, Kidani Village opened 1 May 2009 
  • Resort Area: Animal Kingdom
  • Resort Category: Deluxe Villa
  • Address: 2901 Osceola Parkway   Bay Lake, Florida 32830 
  • Phone:  (407) 938-3000
  • Fax: (407) 938-4799
  • Resort Map

Kidani Village Room Information

Number of Rooms:

458 rooms (134 in Jambo House, located on the 5th and 6th floors of Animal Kingdom Lodge; 324 in Kidani Village)

Check In/Check Out:

Check in 3pm, check out 11am

Room Types and Sizes

Jambo House Value Studio - Standard view, parking areas, landscaping view

Bedding options: 1 queen bed and 1 double sleeper sofa- sleeps 4+

Jambo House Studio - standard view, parking areas, landscaping view

Bedding options: 1 queen bed and 1 double sleeper sofa- sleeps 4+

Jambo House Studio - savanna view

Bedding options: 1 queen bed and 1 double sleeper sofa- sleeps 4+

Jambo House Studio, club level- pool view, savanna view

Bedding options: 1 queen bed and 1 double sleeper sofa- sleeps 4+

Jambo House 1 Bedroom Villa Value- standard view, parking areas, landscape view

Bedding options: 1 king in master and 1 queen sleeper sofa in living room- sleeps 4+

Jambo House 1 Bedroom Villa Standard View- Standard view, parking areas, landscaping view

Bedding options:
1 king bed in master, 1  queen sleeper sofa and 1 single sleeper chair in living- sleeps 5+

Jambo House 1 Bedroom Villa Savanna view

Bedding options: 1 king bed in master, 1  queen sleeper sofa and 1 single sleeper chair in living- sleeps 5+

1 Bedroom Villa, Club Level - pool view, savanna view
Bedding options: 1 king bed in master, 1  queen sleeper sofa and 1 single sleeper chair in living- sleeps 5+

3 Bedroom Grand Villa - savanna view

Bedding option: 1 King Bed in master bedroom, 2 Queen Beds in second bedroom, 2 Queen Beds in third bedroom, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa in living room - sleeps 12 maximum (no additional infants in a crib)

Kidani Village Studio, Standard - parking area view

Bedding options: 1 queen bed and 1 full size sofa bed- sleeps 4+

Kidani Village Studio Savanna view

Bedding options: 1 queen bed and 1 full size sofa bed- sleeps 4+

Kidani Village 1 Bedroom Villa standard view - parking area view

Bedding options: 1 king size bed in master, 1 queen size sofa bed and sleeper chair in living room- sleeps 5+

Kidani Village 1 Bedroom Savanna - savanna view

Bedding options: 1 king size bed in master, 1 queen size sofa bed and sleeper chair in living room- sleeps 5+

Kidani Village 2 Bedroom Standard- parking area view

Bedding options: 1 king bed in master, 2 queens in the second bedroom, and 1 queen sleeper sofa in the living room- sleeps 9+

Kidani Village 2 Bedroom Savanna - savanna view
1 king bed in master, 2 queens in the second bedroom, and 1 queen sleeper sofa in the living room- sleeps 9+

Kidani Village 3 Bedroom Grand Villa - savanna view

Bedding options: 1 king bed in master, 2 queens in second and third bedrooms, 1 queen sleeper in the living room- sleeps 12+

Dining at Kidani Village

Jiko - the Cooking Place located in Jambo House (5:30pm-10pm)
Restaurant featuring seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetarian dishes influenced by multiple cultures and infused with African spices.  Jiko is a signature dining location and requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advanced reservations recommended. 

Dress Code Guidelines:
Men: Khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.
Ladies: Capris, skirts, dresses, jeans, dress shorts.
NOT permitted in dining room: Tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentleman, cut offs, or torn clothing. While t-shirts are now allowed, the policy remains that t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are not acceptable.

Boma - Flavors of Africa located in Jambo House (7:30am-11:30am; 4:30pm-10:00pm)
Buffet featuring an on-stage kitchen, wood-burning rotisserie, bakery, and extensive South African wine list.  The buffet features foods influenced by over 50 different African countries.

The Mara located in Jambo House (6:30am-11:30pm)
Foodcourt located on the lowest level near the Uzima pool featuring grilled items, fesh soups and salads, bakery, and grab and go market.

Victoria Falls Lounge located in Jambo House (4:00pm-12:00am)
Lounge located on the second floor overlooking Boma.

Uzima Springs Pool Bar, Jambo House (11:00am-9:00pm)
Pool bar featuring beverages and light snacks

Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar, Jambo House (5:30pm-10:00pm)
Located in Jiko-The Cooking Place

In-Room Dining (6am-12am)
Requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan

Sanaa (Kidani Village)

Maji Pool Bar (Kidani Village)

Refillable Mugs: Disney Rapid Fill Drink Mugs are sold at Food Courts and Quick Service Restaurants at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and can be used at any resort self-service beverage location. The prices of the mugs vary based on Guest preference for number of days for refills. A day consists of one calendar day, and additional days are consecutive. Learn more about Rapid Fill refillable mugs.

Recreation at Kidani Village

Pools

Uzima Pool, Jambo House (7am-12am)
Zero entry pool featuring a 67 foot long water slide, wading pool, and two hot tubs

Samawati Springs Pool (Kidani Village)
Zero entry pool featuring a 128 foot long water slide, two hot tubs, and Uwanja Camp wet playground

Fitness

Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center, Jambo House:  Open 24 hours, attendant available from 6:00am-9:00pm.  Massage, facial, and body treatment services available.  Located off Giraffe trail on the 1st level or enter near the Uzima pool.

Survival of the Fittest:  Health Club and Spa located in Kidani Village

Playground

Hakuna Matata Playground, Jambo House:  Located near the Flamingo pond and Uzima Pool.

Uwanja Camp:  Located adjacent to Samawati Springs pool in Kidani Village.  The wet play area is divided into 3 age specific zones:  departure zone (ages 5-7), observation station (ages 4 and under), and base camp (ages 8 and older).  The area is themed to resemble an animal observation area complete with waterfall, water tower, leaking cisterns, squirting flowers, animal crates, rope bridge, bubbling gyser, dumping buckets, and water canons.

Arcades

Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade, Jambo House:  Located next to the Mara and Uzima Pool.

Safari So Good Arcade:  Located in Kidani Village

Safaris

Wanyama Safari:  3 hour afternoon safari and dinner, featuring a mulit-course meal at Jiko-The Cooking Place.

The safari is excluse to Animal Kingdom Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge villa guests and is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Reservations must be made through the resort concierge and space is limited to 12 guests.  Reservations can be made 180 days in advance of arrival date.  Guests must be 8 years of age or older.  Wanayama safari is not available to concierge guests at other Disney resorts.  Payment required at the time of booking.  Cancellations less than 48 hours before your reservation or no shows will be charged the full amount without a refund.

Concierge guests:  $160 per person; Children ages 8-9  $80
Other AKL rooms:  $210 per person; Children ages 8-9  $105
tax and gratuity included

Sunrise Safari:  2 hour experience exclusively for Kilamanjaro Club level guests at Animal Kindgom Lodge.   The tour features a 30 minute safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom, including a breakfast buffet at Pizzafari Restaurant (breakfast and gratuity included in the cost of the tour).  Sunrise safari is offered on Sundays and Thursdays at 7am and is limited to 60 guests.  Reservations may be made 180 days in advance of arrival date.  The tour must be booked through Animal Kingdom LodgeResort itinerary planning office.  Park admission is required but not included.  Transportation is provided to the Sunrise safari but return transportation is not provided.  This tour is exclusive to guests staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge- Kilamanjaro Club level and is not available to guests staying at other Disney resorts.  Payment required at the time of booking. 

Adult: $58.58 including tax
Child (3-9 years old):  $29.29 including tax

Animal Kingdom Lodge Bush Camp:  A two hour cultural experience for children ages 5-14, featuring games, activities, crafts, and food.  Payment required at the time of booking.  Cancellations less than 24 hours before the camp will be charged the full amount without refund.  The campers meet at Simba's Clubhouse on the lowest level near the Mara and Uzima pool.

Child (5-14):  $31.95 including tax
DVC discounted rate:  $28.76 including tax

Shopping at Kidani Village

Zawadi Marketplace, Jambo House: Located off the main lobby (7:30am-11pm)

Johari Treasures:  Located in Kidani Village

Kidani Village Transportation

Bus:  The bus stop is located in front of the resort just beyond Zawadi Marketplace

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