Animal Kingdom Lodge

Since I am a DVC (Disney Vacation Club) member at the Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas, I’m a bit partial to this place. There’s something so warm and homey about the surroundings. It’s probably a combination of factors including the cast members, the warmth of the woodwork and colors, and the general feeling at this resort.  I remember when I first arrived at the resort. I was greeted by cast members dressed in gorgeous African inspired clothing and the sounds of drums wafting through the air. For a moment, I forgot I was in Florida and thought I was transported to a lodge on an African plain! Once inside, I could not help but stand in awe of the magnificent lobby with a floor to ceiling window overlooking the savanna. I knew from that instant, my stay here was going to be a truly different and unique experience. Not to mention that my children could not believe their eyes when they saw giraffe and zebra right outside their window!

Step into the heart of Africa at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States as you experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic.

The Uzima Pool area at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, lit up at night

Pool with Waterslide

Escape to an 11,000-square-foot pool with an exciting waterslide and gently sloping, zero-depth entry point similar to that of a natural watering hole. Surrounded by large canopy trees and Floridian palms, Uzima Pool includes a children’s wading pool and 2 whirlpool spas.You can also cool off at Samawati Springs Pool, which offers a thrilling waterslide, 2 whirlpool spas and Uwanja Camp—an animal observation site-themed water playground with squirting Venus flytraps, a rope bridge, water cannons and more. Samawati Springs Pool is located just a short walk away at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.

The dining room of Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Award-Winning Dining
Savor vibrant African specialties and favorite American classics at our award-winning restaurants.
Two giraffes graze in the morning sun at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Exotic Animals

Discover over 30 species of African wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu and flamingos. Identify each species with a Wildlife Field Guide (found in your Guest Room, with extras available from the Lobby Concierge), and learn more about African animals and ecosystems during fun programs led by Animal Specialists.Guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas can also enjoy the Wanyama Safari and Dinner for up-close animal encounters followed by a delectable, multi-course feast.