Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Explore the riches of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The adventure of a jungle safari comes alive before your eyes with lush surroundings, showcasing the grandeur of this mighty kingdom. Many rooms overlook the beautiful savannas, from which you can spot grazing zebra, giraffes and gazelles roaming free in natural environments. The hotel offers a wide range of activities honouring these animals, aimed at every age range. Go on a cultural safari, see animals play at dusk, with the benefit of night vision, and watch handlers feed pelicans and flamingos. Younger members of the family can even try being junior researchers for a day! Cultural representatives from Africa are on hand to share information with you about their homeland, giving you a unique insight into its fascinating environment. A very special place indeed, the rhythm of tribal drums, the exquisite cuisine, the rich settings and the lure of authentic African treasures, combine to celebrate the beauty and wonders of this vast continent in a way the whole family can appreciate and enjoy.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service

Where is it

Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort area. Transfer time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

972 rooms on 5 floors in 1 building with 9 lifts. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed (for children aged 3–9), sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot (on request).

Pool View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, or 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed (for children aged 3–9), sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Savannah View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed (for children aged 3–9), sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 1 child, plus a child under 3 in a cot. 

Savannah View Club Level Access Rooms come with additional club amenities, including access to the club level lounge (with refreshments at selected times and newspapers), access to the health club, concierge service at the Kiliminjaro Club, and personalised guest services). These rooms have 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Jambo House 1-Bedroom Villas with Standard View or Savannah View, sleep maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Kidani Village 1-Bedroom Villas with Standard View or Savannah View, sleep maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Kidani Village 2-Bedroom Villas with Standard View or Savannah View, sleep maximum 6 adults, or 2 adults and 4 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20).

Jiko – The Cooking Place (speciality restaurant), Boma – Flavours of Africa (family restaurant), Sanaa Restaurant and Lounge (located at the villas, casual dining) and The Mara (quick service). Victoria Falls Lounge, Maji Pool Bar (serving snacks), Uzima Springs Pool Bar (serving snacks) and Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar.

Feature pool, kids pool and whirlpool. Feature pool, water play area and whirlpool also located at the villas. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Health club with spa services*. Animal programmes*. 30-acre savannah.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Nov 12, 2019 Getaway795962

We had a great holiday. 2 points through there needs to be more choice in quick service at Mara. Also we purchased refill cups for the holiday but they stop working on our last day. Especially as we had to leave our room at 11am but we couldn't get a drink in our cups. Surely they should work till you leave the hotel
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Magical stay!

Nov 11, 2019 rgManchester Cheltenham, United Kingdom

This was our first visit to Disney as a family and our first stay at a Disney Resort. We were really impressed with Jambo House. The common areas are beautiful. The pool was lovely and we found the lifeguards really on it and thorough. Very reassuring. We were a little disappointed in the room. We were in Giraffe Trail and I think it was one of… Read more
This was our first visit to Disney as a family and our first stay at a Disney Resort. We were really impressed with Jambo House. The common areas are beautiful. The pool was lovely and we found the lifeguards really on it and thorough. Very reassuring. We were a little disappointed in the room. We were in Giraffe Trail and I think it was one of the older style rooms. We had bunk beds but that seemed to mean the room was smaller as not sure 2 queen sized beds would have fitted in there. Only 1 bedside table was frustrating and no light on the small balcony meant we could not sit out in the evening as planned. Only 2 drawers for all our clothes which wasn’t enough and no storage for cases or anything meant the room felt messy quickly. Not quite as luxurious/deluxe as we were hoping for. We duly left ‘Mousekeeping’ tips and chocolate every day but no Disney magic, towel animals or anything came our way. All the staff were so friendly. Having spent the second half of our stay offsite we really noticed the extra mile the cast members went to and everyone spoke to you. The quick service restaurant The Mara was great, lots of choice. We didn’t use the other restaurants but they looked nice. We chose AKL for the animals and were not disappointed. We didn’t bother with a Savannah View and you don’t need too as there are lots of great viewing areas and the guides are so friendly and knowledgable. Buses to the parks were frequent and clean, very easy to use. There is also a shuttle down to Kidani Village which meant we could use the pool and gym there aswell, both were great. Overall we had a great stay and would recommend. Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 anniee1983 North Wales, United Kingdom

I stayed at animal kingdom Lodge for 2 weeks during Feb 2019, it was myself a nd my 3 children aged 10,8&7. The first week was very quiet and the transport to and from the parks was amazing the 2nd week was slightly busier but still excellent bus service didn't have to wait long to and from the parks. My only wish is that we had had more time to… Read more
I stayed at animal kingdom Lodge for 2 weeks during Feb 2019, it was myself a nd my 3 children aged 10,8&7. The first week was very quiet and the transport to and from the parks was amazing the 2nd week was slightly busier but still excellent bus service didn't have to wait long to and from the parks. My only wish is that we had had more time to explore this place, in the second week we took a elak over to kidani village and wow the pool there is amazing my children loved it, it was cut short as my eldest cut her toe whilst jumping in the pool and the staff were absolutely amazing, I only wish I could afford to take them all again. I have only stayed here so can't compare to anywhere else but wow it was fantastic, boma was be far the best breakfast we had, if I was to go again I wouldn't really take the children to the character breakfasts/lunches etc as they weren't really that interested and my youngest who is a fussy eater was stuffed byt he time we finished at boma, all in all if your looking for a magical holiday at Disney with some culture and adventure then this is the place for you. The animals were amazing and the staff so helpful Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Adults and Kids LOVE this resort...FUN for the whole family

Nov 7, 2019 Twooden01

We have stayee at AKL 2 times, as soon as you walk in Jambo Lodge you are in complete awe. The Theme and atmosphere are wonderful. We stayed in a Safari View Room with Bunk Beds for oor kids, we could sit out on the balcony and see giraffe and wild life, it is amazing. SO many amenties, food was great, activites for the kiddos was endless, WE… Read more
We have stayee at AKL 2 times, as soon as you walk in Jambo Lodge you are in complete awe. The Theme and atmosphere are wonderful. We stayed in a Safari View Room with Bunk Beds for oor kids, we could sit out on the balcony and see giraffe and wild life, it is amazing. SO many amenties, food was great, activites for the kiddos was endless, WE LOVE ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular and unique hotel

Nov 6, 2019 craigkinne77

This is a wonderful resort to stay at. The most unique hotel experience we have ever had. I highly recommend you pay more for the Savannah view the views are unbeatable. A few great dining experiences in the property, the best was Boma to us. Wonderful African artifacts complete the theming throughout this gorgeous deluxe resort. Very good cast… Read more
This is a wonderful resort to stay at. The most unique hotel experience we have ever had. I highly recommend you pay more for the Savannah view the views are unbeatable. A few great dining experiences in the property, the best was Boma to us. Wonderful African artifacts complete the theming throughout this gorgeous deluxe resort. Very good cast member interaction. The newly renovated rooms are very clean and well decorated to the theming. I also recommend you spend a half day minimum at the resort and wander through. The lobby is amazing. The big negative we heard was only bus transportation but we had no issues just build in 30-45 minutes to arrive to the Magic Kingdom the other parks are much closer. There is so much to do here. Read less