Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom LodgeThis lodge is separated into two sections: Jambo House and Kidani Village. As you enter this resort, you will feel like you have just stepped into Africa. Africa in Orlando? Amazing!! All the greeters you will meet are actually from Africa and some are even dressed in traditional African clothing. The architecture of the lobbys and the entire resort has an amazing African theme and authentic African artifacts.

Step outside and you can walk several trails to view several types of animals. Your bedroom view looks over giraffes, zebras, or ostriches! You can take your pick, a romantic atmosphere for couples, or a fun and exciting atmosphere for the kids. Either way, the experience will be amazing!

The Travel Channel calls this resort the #1 fun family resort vacation spot in the world! To call this place a hotel would be a severe understatement.

Jambo House Photo Gallery

Kidani Village Photo Gallery

General Information

  • African wildlife setting
  • 1,293 rooms – Villas available
  • Located in the Animal Kingdom resort area
  • Resort category: Deluxe
  • Resort Transportation: Buses
  • Rates: Approximately $290 / night
  • Phone Number: 407-938-3000

Room Information

  • African themed rooms
  • Most rooms have two queen beds and one daybed
  • Every single room has a balcony overlooking the savanna wildlife
  • Amenities: iron (with board), fridge, hairdryer, and daily newspaper (weekdays only)


Boma – Flavors of Africa

  • Sophisticated restaruant designed like an African marketplace
  • Offers many types of food from all over the world
  • Has a grand buffet diverse with food from over 50 different African countries
  • Open for breakfast and dinner
  • Meals usually run around $15 to $36 per person
  • Boma podium phone: 407-938-4722

Jiko – The Cooking Place

  • Sophisticated restaruant
  • Themed to feel like you are dining while enjoying a beautiful sunset in Africa
  • Serves all types of African delicacies
  • Offers a very large wine selection from South Africa
  • Open for dinner only
  • Meals usually run around $36 to $60 per person

The Mara

  • Quick and easy fast food / mini grocery store
  • Open all day for any meal
  • Meals usually run around $15 and under per person


  • African and Indian inspired cuisine
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Meals usually run around $15 to $36 per person


  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar – serves South African wine
  • Maji and Uzima Springs – poolside bars serving your common drinks
  • Victoria Falls – serves tea, coffee, wines, cocktails, and more

Health Club and Spa

Zahanati Fitness Center - Phone number: 407-938-4715

  • Exercise equipment
  • Sauna
  • Spa Services

Survival Of The Fittest Fitness Center

  • Exercise equipment
  • Lockers are available


Zawadi Marketplace

  • Gifts with African flare
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge themed character merchadise, clothing, pins, and more…

Johari Treasures

  • African themed merchandise
  • Disney apparel and toys

Swimming Pools

  • Both Jambo and Kidani have their own pools with slides
  • Kiddie pools
  • And whirlpools


Pumbaa’s Fun & Games

  • Arcade located in Jambo House

Community Hall

  • Arcade games as well as other activities located in Kidani Villiage

Day Care

Simba’s Clubhouse

  • Opens at 4:30 PM
  • Kids 4 – 12 only
  • Cost: $11 / hour


Hakuna Matata playground