Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 28, 2011
    Teressa from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My husband and I are planning an Animal Kingdom vacation for our 3 kids (8, 6, 5) this August. We would like to stay in one of the Animal Kingdom hotels. What is the difference between the Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo and Kidani? Thanks!

    Hi Teressa,

    Jambo House was the original building built at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.  It has a large, cavernous lobby with extraordinary African decor.  This building houses Boma, Jiko, The Mara, and all concierge rooms. The majority of the guest accommodations in this building are traditional hotel rooms with one king-size bed, two queen-size beds, or a queen-size bed and bunk beds.  A few villas are also available here.

    Kidani Village is the more recent complex built to the left of Jambo House.  It is operated by Disney Vacation Club, although you don't need to be a DVC member to stay here.  The African- and Indian-inspired restaurant Sanaa is found on the ground floor here. The accommodations at Kidani Village consist of deluxe studios (with kitchenette), one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas.  The villas have a full kitchen and private laundry facilities.  Because you have a family of five, the one-bedroom villa at Kidani would be an excellent choice for your family. 

    Both Jambo House and Kidani Village offer stunning views of the animals on the savanna.  Good luck as you make your decision.  Let us know if there's anything more you'd like to know.

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