Animal Kingdom Lodge is adjacent to Disney's Animal Kingdom
and opened in 2001. This resort resembles a small African lodge, built on a
watering hole, near an extinct volcano. The watering hole starts outside the
resort, runs inside, under a bridge, through one of the restaurants, and
back out the resort.
The savannah which has no connection to the Animal Kingdom wildlife area,
has various forms of wildlife in the 3/4 of the resort that it covers. You
can expect to sometimes have animals as close as 30 feet from your windows.
As you drive up to the resort, all you see is a small gathering of thatched
roof huts. The
incredible size of the resort is hidden from the front. It will be like
driving up to a small Safari Village.
Nightly by the large glass wall, a Cast Member from Africa tells stories.
"Safari Guides" are also on hand to educate guests on the animals. The lobby
has a 5 story fireplace. Guests enter the Lodge on the 3rd floor. There is a
huge picture window which looks out upon 33 acres of land. From here, you
can walk out onto an elevated viewing area, Arusha Rock, and enjoy the
Throughout the rest of the lobby, you'll find examples of
authentic architecture and designs. Rich wood tones surround the large mud
fireplace and natural lighting celebrates dawn and dusk with features
that accentuate spectacular sunrises and sunsets. In the hallways, there are
alcoves with glass windows providing Savanna overviews.
This hotel is uniquely laid out, with all of the 970 rooms in wings attached to
the main building. It follows the Kraal African Village design of a
horseshoe, giving most rooms a view of the private
wildlife reserve. The animal plains extend almost completely around the
entire complex, stopping at the backsides of the two front wings. Guests
will be able to stand on their balconies and watch animals and birds on the
There is a lodge tour daily. Inquire at the Front Desk for
details. Bring your binoculars! Savannah View Rooms provide night vision
goggles to see the animals, but binoculars will allow you to see even more
during the day.
Resort Property Map
There are several different types of
rooms available, including Club Level rooms and Suites. All rooms feature
hand crafted dark wood furnishings, sand colored walls, earth toned
carpeting, vibrant tapestries and colorful artwork. Bunk bed and King bed
rooms are available. Rooms are available with one of three views: Standard,
Pool, or Savannah. Savannah View rooms may overlook one of several
savannahs. All rooms have balconies. Club Level rooms are also available.
What can I expect to pay for a room?
Rooms range from $308-$696 per night. Club Level Rooms range from
$499-724 per night. Suites start around $1,000 per night. Rates fluctuate based on season and are
higher on weekends and holidays.
Savannah View Room
Bunk Bed Room
Daybed featured in King Bed Room
Size of Rooms: 344 square
feet; maximum occupancy 4 people
Number of beds:
Rooms can have 2 Queen beds, 1 Queen with a set of Bunk Beds, King Bed with
Daybed, or Handicapped accessible with King Bed and Daybed.
Features of Room: Dresser,
table with two chairs, large closet with shelves, night stand, TV, telephone,
coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, ceiling fan, iron, ironing board, pack and play,
in room safe. Some rooms feature an additional dresser.
Bathroom: Vanity with dual sinks located outside the bathroom, which
features a commode and bathtub. A hairdryer is provided.
Occupancy: All rooms except suites have a maximum occupancy of 4 people. If there are more than
2 adults in a room, there is an additional charge of $25 per adult, per
night. Select suites sleep up to 6.
Suites: 1 and 2 bedroom suites are located
at the end of the Animal Trails. From the outside of the Lodge, they are the
rooms found within the rounded parts of the building, with the curved
balconies, topped with thatch. They are located on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and
5th floors. All suites include Club Level access.
Kilamanjaro Club: Club Level rooms are located on floors 5 and 6. The actual lounge and staff are located on the 6th
floor. Amenities include pre-arrival planning, private check-in, robes, make-up
mirror, in room DVD players (DVDs can be checked out from the lounge), turndown service, and lounge
(7am-10pm daily) with continental breakfast, midday
snacks, evening beverages, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Club Level rooms have
either a Savannah or a pool view. Animal Kingdom Lodge club level guests can
partake in the
Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure. Visit
Club Level page
for more details and guest feedback.
Views of Savannah from Room:
Enjoy the creative offerings of New African cuisine prepared by chefs
borrowing from the culture and flavors of Europe, India and Asia. The
escaping aroma of freshly baked bread inside wood burning ovens will beckon
you. Jiko is a Disney Signature Dining experience.
ADR: Highly Recommended
Hours: Dinner 5:30PM-10:00PM
Entree selections include Horseradish-Crusted
Salmon, Duck Two Ways, Oak Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Vegetable Cake. Desserts and appetizers also offered.
Town Lounge and Wine Bar
Serves the robust wines of South Africa along with light food items.
Location: Inside Jiko-The Cooking Place
Buffet restaurant where culinary experts craft salads and roasted meats inside an open kitchen for
all to see. Breads and desserts are hand prepared in the bakery under a
thatched roof. A kids' corner offers children's favorites and an opportunity
to have fun with the chefs. Over 50 African countries from the coast of the
Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean influence the cooking. Anticipate the best
in African hospitality at this family buffet.
ADR: Highly recommended
Hours: Breakfast 7:30AM-11:00AM
Dinner 4:30PM -9:30PM
Experience African cooking with Indian flavors at
this colorful dining room overlooking the savanna. Watch animals
roam as you enjoy slow cooked meats, salads, and vegetarian
Indian style bread service with 9 accompaniments, Durban shrimp,
stews, vegetarian dishes, South African wine, Indian and Kenyan
beers, specialty cocktails
Fruit, breakfast sandwiches, pastries and baked goods, waffles,
salads, sandwiches, pizza, BBQ tofu, hot dogs, burgers, desserts &
beverages. Grab and Go items also available.
Victoria Falls Mezzanine Lounge
Serves specialty coffees, African wings, wines, and International beer in
Springs Pool Bar
Pool side bar for drinks and snacks.
Maji Pool Bar-Kidani Village
Swahili for "water", Maji serves cocktails, wine, and beer. Food
items include sandwiches, salads, fruit, and other light snacks
Available each day from 6:30AM-12:00AM.
A menu is provided in each room.
There is a themed pool, Uzima, which has a zero entry. A kid's wading pool
and two spas are available.
Playground: The Hakuna Mattata playground is located
near the pool. Simba's Clubhouse is a supervised childcare club for kids
ages 4-12. For more details visit our page on
Games: High tech game room, Pumbaa's Arcade, is
located adjacent to the pool area.
Fitness: Zahanati Fitness Center,located near the pool, is open 24
hours a day and features a selection of cardio and weight lifting equipment.
Use of the fitness center is complimentary for resort guests. Non resort
guests may use the facility for a daily fee.
There are two clay tennis courts available for guests.
Paths are also available for walking and jogging.
Shopping: Zawadi Marketplace offers Animal Kingdom logo merchandise,
Disney character merchandise, toys, souvenirs, snacks, and sundries.
transportation is available to all theme parks, water parks, and Disney
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 10 minutes
Epcot -- 15 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 20 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 5 minutes
Disney Springs -- 15 minutes
Check in time is after 3:00 PM. Check out time is
by 11:00 AM.
Lower Sitting Area
Savanna Balcony View
Zebra Trail View
Savanna Animal View
Giraffe & Zebras
Lobby Christmas Tree
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2901 Osceola Parkway
Bay Lake, FL 32830
Phone – (407)938-3000
Fax – (407) 938-7102