Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

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Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

What is the difference between Jambo House and Kidani Village?

Jambo House is the original building known as Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge which opened in 2001. Many of the resort's…

Jambo House is the original building known as Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge which opened in 2001. Many of the resort's hotel rooms were converted to Disney Vacation Club villas in 2007. The villas are located on the 5th floor and 6th floors of Jambo House. It is the only DVC resort with concierge level rooms. 

Kidani Village is a separate facility constructed in 2009.  All guest rooms at Kidani Village are DVC villas.  

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What is a Value villa?

Value rooms are located in Jambo House only. Rooms are about 3 feet shorter (316 sq. ft. for studios, and 629 sq.…

Value rooms are located in Jambo House only.

Rooms are about 3 feet shorter (316 sq. ft. for studios, and 629 sq. ft. for a one bedroom, and 945 sq. ft. for two bedroom) than non-Value villas at Jambo House.  The length difference is in the living/sleeping area in Deluxe Studio villas and the living area and master bedroom of the One Bedroom villas.

The kitchen / kitchenette and master bathrooms are the same size as the non-Value rooms in Jambo House. Value One and Two Bedroom villas do not have a sleeper chair these value units.

Value rooms may have a view of the savanna but it is not guaranteed. 

Value rooms are popular due to the low cost, and thus very difficult for non-owners to book at 7 months. 

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What is a Standard View villa?

Standard View villas at Jambo House overlook the Uzima Pool.  Standard View villas at Kidani village may overlook the parking lot or Samawati Springs Pool.  There…

Standard View villas at Jambo House overlook the Uzima Pool

Standard View villas at Kidani village may overlook the parking lot or Samawati Springs Pool.  There is also a section where the Pembe Savanna is extremely narrow which has been designated as Standard View. 

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What is a Savanna View villa?

A Savanna View reservation guarantees guests will be able to view a savanna from their balcony. The savannas at Disney's Animal…

A Savanna View reservation guarantees guests will be able to view a savanna from their balcony. The savannas at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas have many species of animals native to Africa. Since the animals roam freely it varies on the number and species that will be visible at any given time.

Jambo House has three savannas:  Arusha Savanna, Uzima Savanna, and Sunset Savanna.

Kidani Village shares the Sunset Savanna and has views of the Pembe Savanna.

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Where can I take my recyclables?

In Jambo House, just a few doors away from the laundry facilities is a room where you can take recyclables. In Kidani…

In Jambo House, just a few doors away from the laundry facilities is a room where you can take recyclables.

In Kidani Village trash/recycle facilities are located in the middle of each resort segment.

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What is the difference between the room layouts at Kidani and Jambo?

Kidani Village:  One Bedroom villas are larger and have two bathrooms; Two Bedroom villas have three bathrooms The master bath…

Kidani Village: 

  • One Bedroom villas are larger and have two bathrooms; Two Bedroom villas have three bathrooms
  • The master bath features a separate tub and shower stall plus a closet.

Jambo House: 

  • One Bedroom villas have a combined whirlpool tub and shower. 
  • Kitchen layout varies from room to room. 
  • Most villas have a wardrobe in the bedroom instead of a closet.
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Can I request to be in Kidani Village or Jambo House?

Yes. Guests are booked into either Jambo House or Kidani Village at the time the reservation is secured. Guests will…

Yes. Guests are booked into either Jambo House or Kidani Village at the time the reservation is secured. Guests will be assigned a room in the building they have booked. Requests to change building cannot be honored. 

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Can I walk between the buildings?

Yes.  The Jambo House and Kidani Village entrances are approximately .5 mile apart.  The walk runs alongside both resorts' parking lots.  Directional signs are…

Yes.  The Jambo House and Kidani Village entrances are approximately .5 mile apart.  The walk runs alongside both resorts' parking lots.  Directional signs are present to point the way. 

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Are there bus stops at both buildings?

Yes. Most buses stop at Kidani VIllage then Jambo House before proceeding to their final destination.  Disney Springs buses visit Jambo House first, then Kidani Village. 

Yes.

Most buses stop at Kidani VIllage then Jambo House before proceeding to their final destination.  Disney Springs buses visit Jambo House first, then Kidani Village

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Where is parking at Kidani Village?

Kidani Village was constructed with the majority of its parking in a covered structure on what is the first floor of…

Kidani Village was constructed with the majority of its parking in a covered structure on what is the first floor of the resort.  Guest rooms begin on the second floor. 

Additional outdoor parking is also available.

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How do recreational activities vary between Jambo and Kidani?

Jambo House:Uzima Pool Pumbaa's Arcade Hakuna Matata Playground Simba's Clubhouse Child Care center Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center Kidani Village:Barbecue Pavilion (there are four…

Jambo House:
Uzima Pool 
Pumbaa's Arcade 
Hakuna Matata Playground 
Simba's Clubhouse Child Care center 
Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center


Kidani Village:
Barbecue Pavilion (there are four charcoal grills in the Barbecue Pavilion)
Shuffleboard, Tennis and Basketball Courts 
Community Hall 
Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center 
Safari so Good Arcade 
Samawati Springs Pool - zero entry with 128 foot slide and two whirlpool spas 
Uwanja Camp - Children's interactive water play area

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