Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African lodge-style resort amidst a 43-acre wildlife preserve. The Resort offers authentic African-inspired architecture and the kraal African-village landscape design—a semi-circle design popular in Africa which offers expansive views of the surrounding savanna and its many animal inhabitants. Thatched ceilings, large beams, hand-carved golden-tone furnishings, real African artifacts and a vast mud fireplace in the main lobby surround you in the inimitable spirit of Africa.
Just outside the main lobby, an elevated rock platform—Arusha Rock—offers up-close glimpses of the animals and a panoramic view of the sprawling grounds. In addition to animals, thousands of indigenous African shrubs and grasses—including the most recognized canopy tree of Africa, the copperpod—paint a picture reminiscent of the unspoiled African grasslands.
Savor authentic African cuisine at the Resort’s 2 award-winning restaurants, Jiko – The Cooking Place and Boma – Flavors of Africa. Take a guided tour of the savanna led by African wildlife specialists and relax in the Uzima pool, an 11,000-square-foot zero-depth entry pool that offers a 67-foot-long slide. Offering all this and more, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a wonderful choice for your Walt Disney World vacation.
Exciting Animal Encounters
Featuring over 30 species of wildlife that roam amidst 4 lush, tropical savannas, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers the unique opportunity to observe exotic animals from special alcoves with glass windows throughout the Resort—and from the balconies of select Guest rooms. Each savanna features a unique look and feel, and is home to different animals.
Among the animals you may see are Ankole Cattle, Bontebok, Eland, Zebra, Greater Kudu, Impala, Okapi, Red River Hog, Nyala, Reticulated Giraffe, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Thompson’s Gazelle, Waterbuck, White-Bearded Wildebeest, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Blue Crane, East African Crowned Crane, Greater Flamingo, Marabou Stork, Ostrich, Pink-Backed Pelican, Spur Winged Geese, Guinea Fowl and Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture!
For a truly unforgettable experience, make reservations for the Wanyama Safari. Enjoy up-close encounters with the Resort’s wildlife, followed by a delectable South African feast at Jiko – The Cooking Place.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has been designated by the Florida Green Lodging Program, recognizing the Resort’s environmentally responsible practices.
Activities for Children
In addition to the Uzima pool and slide, there’s a wading pool for little ones, unique animal-themed activities for everyone in your family, a 24-hour, high-tech game room and a 24-hour playground. And don”t forget to take advantage of Simba’s Cubhouse, a supervised activity center for children ages 3-12 that affords parents a carefree night on the town. (Additional fee required)
Location and General Information
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is located in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park area. It is a smoke-free Resort; smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor smoking locations.
Animal Kingdom Lodge
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830