Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas at the Animal Kingdom Lodge — is an African lodge-style Resort boasting spacious accommodations that include kitchenettes/kitchens and multi-bedroom units. Featuring over 30 species of wildlife that roam free amidst 4 lush, tropical savannas, the Villas offer you the unique opportunity to observe exotic animals in their natural habitat from special viewing areas throughout the Disney World Resort –and from the balconies of select Guest rooms.
The Villas are located on the 5th and 6th floors in the main building—called the Jambo House—of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which also includes Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.
Set amidst an expansive wildlife preserve, the Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort features authentic African inspired architecture and the kraal African-village landscape design—a semi-circle design popular in Africa which offers expansive views of the surrounding savannah and its many animal inhabitants. Thatched ceilings, large beams, a woven ceiling, hand-carved golden-tone furnishings, real African artifacts and a vast mud fireplace in the main lobby surround you in the inimitable spirit of Africa.
Get up-close glimpses of the animals and a panoramic view of the sprawling grounds at Arusha Rock, an elevated rock platform just outside the main lobby. Discover thousands of indigenous African shrubs and grasses—including the most recognized canopy tree of Africa, the copperpod—that paint a picture reminiscent of the unspoiled African grasslands.
Savor authentic African cuisine at 2 award-winning restaurants, Jiko – The Cooking Place and Boma – Flavors of Africa. Enjoy unique animal-themed programs for the whole family and relax in the Uzima pool, an 11,000-square-foot zero-depth entry pool that offers a 67-foot-long slide.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge — Jambo House has been designated by the Florida Green Lodging Program, recognizing the Resort’s environmentally responsible practices.
Exciting Animal Encounters at Animal Kingdom Lodge
The Sunset Savanna, the Arusha Savanna and the Uzima Savanna are open 24 hours a day. Each features a unique look and feel, and is home to different exotic animals.
Among the animals you may see are Ankole Cattle, Bontebok, Eland, Zebra, Greater Kudu, Impala, Okapi, Red River Hog, Nyala, Reticulated Giraffe, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Thompson’s Gazelle, Waterbuck, White-Bearded Wildebeest, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Blue Crane, East African Crowned Crane, Greater Flamingo, Marabou Stork, Ostrich, Pink-Backed Pelican, Spur Winged Geese, Guinea Fowl and Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture!
For a truly unforgettable experience, make reservations for the Wanyama Safari. Enjoy up-close encounters with the Resort’s wildlife, followed by a delectable South African feast at Jiko – The Cooking Place.
Activities for Children
In addition to animal-themed activities and the Uzima pool and slide, there’s a wading pool for little ones, a 24-hour, high-tech game room and a 24-hour playground. And don’t forget to take advantage of Simba’s Cubhouse, a supervised activity center for children ages 3-12 that affords parents a carefree night on the town. (Additional fee required.)