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Photo Tour: Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Step into the heart of Africa at the absolutely stunning Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Located in, not surprisingly, Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort Area, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States.  The horseshoe-curved design of the resort offers spectacular views of lush savannas that are home to over 200 animals and birds. If you've never stayed at this resort and want a more in-depth look, you can read our full review here

Now, let's see everything Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has to offer and start our photo tour!

Stunning Jambo House Lobby
Some of the African artwork you'll find displayed throughout the resort

Outside the lobby, you'll find the one and only bus departure location for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. There is another bus stop at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village and occasionally your bus may make a stop at Kidani Village to pick up additional guests. Similarly, sometimes your bus may stop at Kidani Village to drop off guests before going to Jambo House. 
You'll find sundries, snacks, souvenirs, African art and more at Zawadi Marketplace located in the resort lobby. 
Outdoor entrance to Zawadi on the way to the bus stop
Victoria Falls Lounge
Resembling a lively African marketplace, Boma - Flavors of Africa features all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets for breakfast and dinner. 
Dining area at Boma
Grab a quick snack to go or grab a seat in the dining room at The Mara, a quick service option at this resort. 
Dining area at The Mara
Resort refillable mugs at The Mara
Room types offered at this resort include Standard Rooms and Suites, and Deluxe Studios, which sleep up to 4 guests, and also has 1-2- and 3-Bedroom Villas which sleep up to 12 guests. 

The Standard Room, pictured below, includes 2 queen beds, beverage cooler, coffee maker, flat panel TV and a magical companion called "Hey Disney." 
Seating area on room balcony
View of the savanna from a standard room
The resort offers spectacular views of the 3 savannas (4 if you count the savanna at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village). If you don't want to spend the extra money on a savanna view room, no worries! There are plenty of public areas where you can view the animals. 

One of the public viewing areas of the savanna
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to the Uzima Pool, an 11,000-square-foot pool complete with waterslide and a zero-depth entry point similar to that of a natural watering hole you might find on the savanna. Uzima Pool also includes a children’s wading pool and 2 whirlpool spas.
Uzima Springs Pool
Have you stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge? Let us know what you thought in the comments. 

Ashley has been a Disney Parks fan from an early age and loves anything vintage Disney. You can email Ashley at


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