Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas-Kidani Village is an African lodge-style resort set among a 43-acre wildlife preserve. It is next door to the main lodge, Jambo House, and they share the preserve. The architecture is African-inspired and offers expansive views of the surrounding savanna and its many animal inhabitants. There are real African artifacts in the lobby that bring you the spirit of Africa. Wildlife specialists are on hand to help answer your questions about the animals.
Discover over 200 hoofed animals and birds, including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu and flamingos. You can identify each species with a Wildlife Field Guide (found in your Guest Room). You can also learn more about African animals and ecosystems in fun programs led by Animal Specialists.
There are two authentic, award-winning, African restaurants next door at Jambo House: Jiko – The Cooking Place, a Signature dining restaurant, is open for dinner. Boma – Flavors of Africa, has a breakfast and dinner buffet with African inspired cuisine and vegetarian options. Quick-service dining is available at The Mara. Kidani Village hosts Sanaa which brings the art of African cooking with Indian flavors, as exotic animals roam the Sunset Savanna before you.
Simba’s Cubhouse is located at the Jambo House and hosts supervised games, videos, arts & crafts, and is available from 4:30pm to midnight for an additional fee.
At Kidani Village is Samawati Springs Pool, surrounded by Floridian palms and large canopy trees. There is a 128-foot-long waterslide, 2 whirlpool spas and a gently sloping, zero-depth entry pool similar to that of a natural beach.
Kids of all ages can explore Uwanja Camp, next to the pool, a themed water playground including gentle geysers, a squirting flower garden, water cannons and more!