Animal Kingdom Lodge is unique in that it is one resort, but with two different buildings. Jambo House is the main building containing a cavernous lobby, standard rooms, and DVC Villas; and Kidani Village is a miniature resort solely for DVC Villas. So today, we are going to focus on Kidani Village and tell you what we think are the best things about this resort!
6.) Sanaa - This is Kidani Village's lone restaurant and features an Indian menu! The restaurant offers ground level views of the reserve, so you can watch the animals while you dine. While some may find the menu a little too exotic, many consider Sanaa to be one of their favorites.
5.) Rooms - The rooms at Jambo House and Kidani Village are relatively the same, but they are worth talking about! The African motif is warm and luxurious; and even though we stayed in a studio, we thought it was very spacious! The bathrooms were especially large, with double sinks and a separate room for the toilet and shower, a big plus for a family four staying in one room. Plus, you simply can't beat the savanna view rooms. We found it hard to even leave because we don't know what animal might walk by next!
3. Buses - Since the Disney buses stop at Jambo House first, this means that Kidani Village guests don't have a stop in between on their way back from a resort! This really pays off when you've been walking all day and can't wait to crawl in bed! Also, since Kidani Village is a little ways from Jambo House, a bus or van is provided every few minutes to take you and your family to the main resort to enjoy the food court or just to visit!
1. Low Key - Probably the biggest draw to Kidani Village is that it really feels like a home! The atmosphere is laidback and low-key, rarely crowded or chaotic, and offers plenty of ways to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Kidani has a large fire pit outside to take part at night, rocking chairs on covered balconies, a cozy reading/game area, and family activities! So if you're looking to escape from the craziness of the parks and have a resort to yourself, Kidani Village just may be for you!